Issue no. 241 summary

IT&Design CES 2020, digital choices
Technologies and hi-tech fashions might change, but the problem remains unresolved: how to create a car-specific digital user interface, namely an interface that is not the mere transposition to the dashboard of a tablet or smartphone… by Mario Cianflone

Cover story Vision 2030 by GFG Style, the all terrain hypercar
A car without compromises, able to travel at high speeds both on the motorway and on desert dunes with electric motors and in total safety. If the vehicle is inspired by a country, then the conformation of the land becomes… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Analysis When design meets aerodynamics
Beautiful or functional? When we look at a car, the first thing that captures our attention is the shape and style, which are increasingly influenced by, or dependent on, aerodynamics… by Alessandro Paiola

Concept car Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR, biometric dream
There are cases where the best option is to backtrack and rethink a project from scratch. This is what happened to the Ford designers of the Mach-E, an electric SUV of dynamically attractive proportions which… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story McLaren Speedtail, minimalist elegance
Everything for a reason. And if “reason” means making a car that can do 400 km/hr, McLaren has respected its watchword with the Speedtail. In a conglomeration of art, science, and elegance, the Woking designers have… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car FCA Airflow, premium direction
If the vehicles of the future find themselves with more and more technology on board in the form of advanced driver assistance systems, augmented reality and information display screens scattered around the cabin, the real challenge… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Mazda MX-30, eco design
It’s difficult to find a key to understanding Mazda’s new MX-30, the Japanese manufacturer’s first electric vehicle, even if its designers define the car as “minimalist”, inventing the expression … by Fabio Galvano

Surfaces&Design Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, unique personality
“A flashback through GT-R successes to celebrate the brute power, technology and passion for racing that has always been its hallmark”. This is how Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Nissan Motor … by Marta Cinti

Design story Peugeot 2008, the big sister
Developed at the same time as the 208, the new Peugeot 2008 introduces a particularly strong design – as is appropriate for an SUV, even a compact one (it is 4.30 metres long). Gilles Vidal, head of design for the “lion” automaker, explains… by Fabio Galvano

Design centre Ford Colonia, innovation and style
Ford has had a “human-centric” approach to design for some time. In short, for the “Blue Oval” carmaker, style is defined according to functionality and has a precise task to fulfil for people, as well as assuming a purely aesthetic value…by Francesco Barontini

Mobility design Toyota Woven City, the future is already here
Autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, connected environments, home automation – these are some of the concepts that will characterise daily life for those living in the future, a state that is closer than we can imagine… by Edoardo Nastri

Design legend Syd Mead, the visual futurist
stretching up to the sky and dotted with flying objects, glazed pavilions, hanging gardens blooming hundreds of metres above ground. Daring architecture, capable of blending a use of space typical of the mid-century Californian villa…by Silvio jr. Suppa

Concept vehicle Italdesign Bartini VTOL, escaping the trafic
There are those who want to launch cars at more than 200 km/hr in underground tunnels – as Elon Musk is planning to do with The Boring Company in Los Angeles – and there are those who are designing aircraft that use the sky as a third dimension… by Edoardo Nastri

Bike&Design Kawasaki Z H2, a muscular outburst
The Kawasaki Z H2 is the most powerful naked bike ever produced by Kawasaki. Equipped with the same 1.0 supercharged four-cylinder engine as the Ninja H2 and H2R, it boasts an hp of 200. This vocation for… by Francesco Barontini

Industrial design Kvadrat Shade, designer blinds
Synergies that lead to great results. Kvadrat Shade is a system, in three variants, of polyester fabric blinds that allows you to screen a room and control its temperature. Well-known French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have… texts by Ali Filippini

Industrial design Dyson Lightcycle Morph, a personal light
Can a lamp take us through the day, from waking up to going to bed, at the same time adapting the light to how old we are and the type of room we are in? The answer is an emphatic yes…

Truck&Design Iveco Daily, a load of refinements
While user friendliness and flexibility have always provided the crucial design framework of light commercial vehicles for urban use, in recent years the more strictly utilitarian motivations have given way … by Silvio jr. Suppa

School IED Torino, high performance electric
Interpret the concept of luxury through an electrically-propelled hypercar capable of conveying the values of purity and innovation using cutting-edge technologies. That was the brief developed this year by the students… by Marta Cinti


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