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Issue no. 233 summary

Obituary Fulvio Cinti, the car design gentlement
If it’s true that your recollection of a person consists not of long tracking shots but rather of a collection of snapshots, the one that springs to my mind more than any other when I remember my friend Fulvio dates back to a pale autumn dawn in 1979… by Fabio Galvano

Event Autostyle 2018, young designers at work
Design explained by the big names, with an audience of young people from the design schools, and a competition reserved just for them: this is Autostyle, an event founded by Roberto Artioli of Berman… by Sergio Chierici

Cover story Volvo 360c, the new shape of safety
From seat-belt to airbag safety blanket: Volvo’s journey into safety, from that 1959 patent for the belts we all use (the Gothenburg company did not keep an exclusive on them, but opened their use to everyone), has come a long way and today also … by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Škoda Vision RS, crystalline vision
If the strength of the Škoda brand has until now lain above all in its stellar quality-price ratio, the arrival of the next generation of models will announce a turning point: without betraying its functional vocation… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Changan CS85, cross-border creativity
A car in the image and likeness of a city? It’s not impossible, as the designers from Changan show in presenting their latest creation: the CS85 crossover which, automotively speaking, is part Suv and part coupé… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Renault EZ-Ultimo/EZ-Pro, tailor-made mobility
Mobility as a service will help democratize luxury, Renault says. Proof of that is the EZ-Ultimo concept, the third in a trilogy of electrified, autonomous and shared concepts this year… by Peter Sigal

Design centre Pininfarina, creative value
An evolution that does not repudiate the past, but on the contrary takes the value of the Pininfarina brand to a new dimension as a provider of all-round design services, from mobility to product design and architecture… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Buick Enspire, hi-tech elegance
How to create a mobility space able to influence the emotions of those on board, through the use of the almost infinite possibilities enabled by four cornerstones of the future which are electricity, intelligence, connectivity and sharing… by Fabio Galvano

Interview David Lyon/VinFast, Italian flair
The central V of the logo, flanked by Led daytime running lights that form an F in italics: this is the new face of VinFast, a Vietnamese brand that debuted in Paris with the Lux A2.0 saloon and the Suv Lux SA2.0…by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Peugeot E-Legend, future heritage
When is a neo-retro design not retro? When the styling serves as a gateway to future technologies, a philosophy that Peugeot designers followed when they created the E-Legend concept…by Peter Sigal

Design story Lexus UX, between scenic design and rationality
A solidly plastic expressiveness. That’s the impression you have when first looking at the UX, the eagerly-awaited Lexus compact crossover, in its final form. This is due to the surfaces that develop fluidly around the contours of the body… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design center Saic, a new opening in London
SAIC, parent company of the MG and Roewe brands, opened a new advanced design studio in central London on September 19. The inauguration ceremony took place in Marylebone… by Eric Gallina

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

Boat&Design Sanlorenzo SL 102, the challenge of asymmetry
When celebrated car designer Chris Bangle, invited by the company to take part in a series of workshops, issued the provocation of “reversing the perspective” by suggesting the two sides of the boat should be treated differently, it was hardly imaginable that … by Ali Filippini

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