The Scuola di Design di Istituto Marangoni [Marangoni Institute Design School] presented the best “Product, Interior and Visual Design” projects of the 2018/19 academic year at its Via Cerva campus in Milan. It is a collection of visions that create a portrait of a complex, poetic, and engaging future.
In the “Project Views” area, projects are explained via videos and models. This year, as Mark Anderson, Director of Education at the Istituto Marangoni Milano Design, tells us, the students of Industrial Product & Furniture Design reflected on how their generation will live in the near future, proposing mobility solutions for the adoption of self-driving cars. The concepts that we have seen imagine new ways of using and transforming the “transport” world, including exploring the possible connections with interior design, product design, and social design.

“Pintu” by Pei Haonan translates a new idea of mobility and communication between people, based on a modular system of elements connected between themselves through electromagnetic technology that is capable, once connected, of moving in sync. Each unit can be personalised and occupied even by single individuals, who will, therefore, have their privacy respected.

“WADUHek” by Gao Kaiyuan is both a means of transport and a workplace, for reflection and rest. The self-driving car is equipped with a seat that reclines and rotates, a fridge-bar and a microwave, so that it can be used as a home and, above all, as a mobile office.

Finally, the interesting reflection that is “ClaustroPod” by Sandra Turina was inspired by the fear of restricted spaces (this strikes 10% of the global population). The project rethinks an autonomous vehicle to reduce its claustrophobic impact on people to a minimum. The shape is organic, a wrapping that is mainly made of glass with colours that encourage calm, a sense of security and relaxation.