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Issue no. 229 summary

Show Geneva preview, Turin returns to Geneva
Turin’s design houses are returning to the Geneva Motor Show, some for the first time, others confirming an attendance that has lasted for decades… by A&D

Cover story Lamborghini Urus, creative force
Design the fastest Suv on the planet. This in a single sentence could sum up the project brief that the Lamborghini Style Centre received for the Urus, a utility sport car with aggressive features and astonishing proportions… by Silvia Baruffaldi

IT&Design CES 2018, from robocar to mega tv
Showcasing the future of technology, consumer electronics and design. As in previous years, this January too there was no lack of news issuing from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, even though the sensation was that of a general flat lining… by Mario Cianflone

Interview Mercedes-Benz Gorden Wagener, advancing in luxury
“We are not premium, we are luxury”. With this premise, Gorden Wagener tells us how the Daimler Group’s design strategies are evolving. We met up with him at the beginning of the year in Detroit… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Mercedes-Benz A Class, the new targets of purity
The secret, says Gorden Wagener, lies in “removing a line”. That’s how the head of Daimler design, speaking of Mercedes-Benz’s new A-class, explains how “sensual purity 2.5” was achieved. This concept… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Infiniti Q Inspiration, a new architecture
This is the future. This, according to Infiniti, is how a mid-sized sedan for tomorrow, expressed in a design language dictated by the state of the art in powertrain technology, could look. Karim Habib, design director of… by Fabio Galvano

Interview BMW Van Hooydonk / Kaban, opening new doors
The automotive industry has been evolving for a while now. With the design paradigm changing to include electrified, shared, intelligent and autonomous vehicles, car companies must adapt. What they choose to… by Eric Gallina

Interior concept Beneteau Peugeot Sea Drive, between road and sea
I nstrumentation repositioned in line with the driver’s visual axis, small, contoured steering wheel, multi-function touch screen at your fingertips. These are the three elements that define the ergonomic approach of the iCockpit with which… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Saic MG6, emotional dynamism
Comfort above all. Thanks to the exterior design of the diamond shaped cab that narrows at the rear, the Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride is able to offer exceptional passenger roominess without sacrificing… by Fabio Galvano

Interview Nissan Mamoru Aoki, the future is pure
Head of Nissan’s European style centre and a company man for over thirty years, Mamoru Aoki speaks with the restrained precision and austere calmness typical of Japanese designers. Occasionally, however…by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Ford Ranger, adventurous spirit
The midsize pickup truck segment is a significant one for North America, which has seen sales rise a staggering 83 percent since 2014. With competitors such as GM’s Chevrolet Colorado (and GMC Canyon) taking a piece of… by Eric Gallina

Design news Citroën C4 Cactus, the potential of originality
Reformulating the visual grammar of one of Europe’s historically most innovative brands is a far from easy task, especially if you are implicitly forced to distance yourself from the refined, opulent codes of… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Interview IED Torino Paola Zini, creativity and culture
“You feel surrounded by incredible energy, the liveliness of young people approaching creativity is captivating”. This is what Paola Zini, who has succeeded Riccardo Balbo as director of the IED of Turin, had to say about… by Marta Cinti

Surfaces&Design Mario Levi, how excellence changes
When you pay a visit to a company like Mario Levi, founded in 1946 and historically the creator of some of the most acclaimed leather upholstery in the automotive world, you are struck by how… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Industrial design Designed in Brazil
Innovation and tradition are the polarities that distinguish recent Brazilian design, where in fact the former should not be understood as nostalgia or folklore, but experimentation bound up with the correct use of raw materials, in the first place wood, and the environmental question… by Ali Filippini



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