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Issue no. 232 summary

Adieu, Fulvio
Fulvio Cinti left us as this issue was about to go to press. The founder of Auto&Design passed away on 15 August, just before his 96th birthday…

Design history Fiat Heritage, behind the ads
The “psychology of persuasion”, as Roberto Giolito defines it, is the real star of “Behind the Ads”, the exhibition with which FCA Heritage – Giolito is its head – in the generous spaces of the Centro Storico Fiat, outlines a … by Fabio Galvano

Cover story Genesis Essentia, Grantourism reinvented
Brand Dna distilled into a car with athletic, elegant forms, an aesthetic-formal manifesto for the next generation of production models: this is the mission of the Essentia, the concept car presented by Genesis at the New York show… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design philosophy Mercedes-Benz Design Essentials II
It’s easy to say luxury. But in a world where, in the presence of substantial technological assimilation, brands are becoming more and more decisive, we need to go further. Through connotation and interpretation. Especially when, as at Mercedes … by Massimo Nascimbene

Brand&Design Cupra, the hunt for authenticity
Before interviewing Alejandro Mesonero, head of Seat design, I couldn’t help but feel a surprisingly effervescent climate among the pavillons set up at the historic Terramar circuit, not far from Barcelona, to present… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Concept car OuShang Nu-Age, space for the family
The life of the Nu-Age, the concept presented in Beijing by OuShang, one of the Changan group’s four brands, began with a little drawing that seems to have been done by a child: under a glittering sun we see a beach umbrella … by Fabio Galvano

Design story Hyundai Santa Fe, a new sensuality
The fourth generation of the Santa Fe flagship focuses on sensuality and premium qualities – as Thomas Bürkle explains – “putting qualities of robustness before the sportiness of the previous model”… by Fabio Galvano

Technology Cecomp, forty years of mastery
There is a company near Turin that not many know about outside the automotive world, but which for some time now has become a benchmark for those who work in the sector. In fact, few of the four-wheeler brands… by Fabio Galvano

Surfaces&Design Alcantara, made in Italy excellence
From the upholstery of the most representative saloons of the Eighties to the steering-wheel of performance monsters that today compete around the world, its use multiplying into a thousand further applications at the crossroads between…by Silvio jr. Suppa

Truck&Design Magna, automotive approach
Magna, well known as the most diversified automotive supplier in the world, is also very successful in the field of commercial vehicles. With design teams in Austria and the USA, Magna has a growing reputation for…

Surfaces&Design Ford Active, crossover effect
A “crossoverisation” of the entire range that has affected Ford citycars, saloons and station wagons, from the small Ka Plus, through the Fiesta, to the Focus. Everything started from the styling concept of… by Edoardo Nastri

Surfaces&Design Honpe, prototyping in expansion
High quality product development, competence and fast shipment times. These are the key principles of Honpe Technology, a company founded in 1999 in Shenzhen, China, and specialists in… by Edoardo Nastri

Surfaces&Design GFG Style Panda 4×4 Topless, electric “spiaggina”
“An open-air container”. It was 1980 and Giorgetto Giugiaro described his Panda 4X4 Strip in this way, an open-air prototype version of the Fiat Panda and one of his most entertaining and famous creations. Thirty-eight years later… by Edoardo Nastri

School Polimi Master TAD, a matter of distance
Among the issues that are debated when it comes to electric cars, that related to range is probably one of the most contentious. The briefing “4 Distances: new e-form languages for future distances”, proposed by the Audi brand to students of… by Marta Cinti

School IED Torino, in the footsteps of Gandini
Sustaining the end of course thesis and graduating is not a point of arrival, but a point of departure, educators and lecturers like to say. What could be better then than starting with a Lamborghini?… by Silvia Baruffaldi

School FH-Joanneum/Siemens, home appliance design award 2018
The Siemens Home Appliances Design Award 2018 is a design competition which saw the participation of four specialised universities within the context of the Master in Industrial Design focusing on “Eco-innovative Design”… by Edoardo Nastri


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