Issue no. 245 summary

Event 2020 Car Design Award, Hyundai, Ferrari and Porsche win
The Car Design Award, the world car styling Oscar established in 1984 on the initiative of our magazine, was won this year by the design teams of… by A&D

Cover story Maserati MC20, a new era
Not all automotive brands can have a super sports car as their flagship. “For Maserati, a new era is beginning. Other brands would have marked this step with a luxury sedan, but we looked to our racing roots instead. We have racing DNA… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Interview Matthias Hossann/Peugeot, Identity and character
“Transformation and innovation. Peugeot design has pursued these two processes in recent years and my intention is to continue along this evolutionary path in a spirit of continuity”… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Hyundai Tucson, unstoppable momentum
For the fourth generation Tucson SUV, the Hyundai designers launched themselves into a courageous stylistic undertaking characterised by what SangYup Lee, head of design, defines as… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Mercedes-Benz S-Class, digital luxury
Seven years ago, presenting the new generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Gorden Wagener defined it as “the best car in the world”, as well as the “greatest expression of modern luxury”. So how do you present the heir of that perfection?… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Toyota Yaris Cross, urban alchemy
Although some may hastily portray crossovers as mere “elevated” variations on the theme of the everyday hatchback, judging the right balance for the visual features of the project… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Kia Sorento, a leap forward
“One look at the new Sorento and I was impressed by how incredibly it has evolved in terms of construction quality and materials”. Karim Habib joined Kia in September 2019 as Senior Vice President and … by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Dacia range, positive simplicity
After selling 6.5 million cars since the Logan’s introduction, Dacia is taking a big leap forward with the new Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway. The cars have moved to a modern Renault-Nissan alliance CMF-B platform, with the… by Peter Sigal

Design studio LDA Design, twenty years of creativity
LDA Design has turned twenty. The centre founded by Luciano D’Ambrosio in Turin in 2000 has inaugurated a new headquarters and is celebrating two decades of uninterrupted design activity: “An achievement… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Opel Mokka, German roots
In the summer of 2018, Mark Adams, already Opel’s style director at that time, had hinted at it with a smile: “The features of the GT X Experimental concept that we’re presenting could soon appear in production cars… by Silvio jr Suppa

Surfaces&Design Claudia Braun/Volvo, materials you can count on
In addition to aspiring to the highest level in terms of comfort and quality, Volvo cabin design in Gothenburg has always experimented with pioneering passenger protection solutions. And if on the one hand the result is at times…by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design process Italdesign, neuroscience for cars
“The evolution of every tech product must lead to its simplification, so that it is used quickly and intuitively by as many people as possible”. Elisa Mandich, Head of Whole Vehicle Department at Italdesign,… by Edoardo Nastri

School TAD Polimi, extreme environments
2050, a futuristic scenario in which we move around in extreme environments in vehicles suitable for every terrain, use and context. These assumptions were the basis for the projects of the eleventh edition… by Marta Cinti

School IED Torino, designing for the users
Obsessive research into avant-garde technology and increasingly supercharged performance gives way to design that is attentive to human beings. This is the cornerstone at the basis of the thesis project… by Marta Cinti


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