Issue no. 224 summary

Cover story Italdesign Pop.Up, the third dimension
The sky as the third dimension of urban mobility. This is not a provocation but one of the many visions of the future of the motor car that are cultivated at Italdesign… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Cover story Italdesign Zerouno, design of a business model
Last year, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, an interested customer wanted to buy Italdesign’s GTZero concept study. The answer was ‘no’ because the model’s hybrid technology was not yet well enough developed… by Wim Oude Weernink

Concept car Citroën C-Aircross, solidly likeable
Pop and catchy, but not playful. When Alexandre Malval, director of Citroën design, talks about the creative path of the Double Chevron’s Geneva proposal, he’s keen to emphasise it… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Interview Marc Lichte, a new language
“The image of Audi will change completely over the next two years, because a new design language will appear first with the imminent new A8, and then on the A7, A6, our S models, the Q8 and Q3, the A1 and our e-trons.” This was…by Fabio Galvano

Interview Mitja Borkert, unmistakable DNA
From one Geneva Motor Show to the next, 12 months lived intensely at the helm of the design department of one of the world’s coolest supersport car brands. We meet Mitja Borkert on the stand of the Swiss exhibit… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Volkswagen Arteon, a question of architecture
When a new idea begins to take shape in the preliminary sketches produced by a style centre, it’s difficult to resist the urge to simply build onto the established visual identity already conceived and codified for the brand… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Volvo XC60, athletic sculpture
After nine years and a million reproductions of this Volvo workhorse, Volvo has radically revived it. And although the appearance of the new XC60 does not betray the familiar cues, the reality is a completely new car… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Peugeot Instinct, designing freedom
“With this project we have designed the freedom to organise our time on board.” This is how Gilles Vidal introduces the Instinct concept, previewed at the Vélizy style centre before its debut… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, hybrid performance
More than a concept this is a teaser. Because, as Daimler top management and above all Tobias Moers Ceo of AMG explicitly admit, with the GT concept that sparked off the celebrations for AMG’s 50th birthday in Geneva… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Lexus LS 500, sophisticated sportiness
Lexus unveiled the fifth generation LS at the Detroit auto show, followed closely by a hybrid version of the new model in Geneva. From an aesthetic perspective there is little to tell the variants apart, and… by Eric Gallina

Concept car Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 VGT, the desire of a champion
“We helped realise the secret dream of a great champion.” That’s how the Pininfarina design team describes the genesis of the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo.
“It was a very special project… by Marta Cinti

Design project GranStudio, true to the race track
The task entrusted to Lowie Vermeersch, CEO and Creative Director of GranStudio, by the American movie producer and automotive collector James Glickenhaus was to take the extreme design typical… by Edoardo Nastri

Design news Brembo, the value of design
At Brembo, the pursuit of best performance has always gone hand in hand with a focus on design and execution that never disregards styling… by Marta Cinti

Concept car Frangivento Charlotte, crafted luxury
Not a contract “coachbuilder”, but a company that specialises in the production of custom-built cars at a level of craftsmanship… by Alberto Calliano

Light&Design A new luminous landscape
There can be no doubt that it is now up to Oled technology to rethink the forms light is made with. Among the latest innovations, in fact, are Oled light sources – done in plastic, therefore extremely thin… by Ali Filippini

School IED Turin, lightness with passion
Will the passion for the automobile and the emotive experience of driving survive the advent of autonomous driving? Will the progressive efforts… by Marta Cinti

Books
Sensual Purity – Gorden Wagener on Design – by Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG – Condé Nast International… by Marta Cinti

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