Issue no. 243 summary

The point Under lockdown, designing from home
The missed Geneva Motor Show 2020 will remain the symbol of an epochal stop. Nothing will return to precisely what is was before this planetary “reset”, which has sparked a complete revision of priorities… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

The point Walter de Silva, reimagining what is there
Walter de Silva, whose life has been dedicated to car design, has actively lived through the lockdown period imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic. He’s had one thought in his head: finding new ideas and solutions for… by Edoardo Nastri

Cover story Fiat 500, a new era
There are design objects that symbolise an era. Iconic shapes that become an aesthetic reference point for the future, as long as they avoid nostalgic evocations. This is an endeavour in which the Fiat designers have succeeded with the New 500… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Design story Jaguar F-Type, born from technology
The new Jaguar F-Type is, essentially, the child of technology. To make it even sportier, they’ve given it a bigger grille (“A beautiful mouth”, says Julian Thomson), but this touch, with a definite visual impact … by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Polestar Precept, futuristic but realistic
From ancient Egypt to the car of the future, from fabric for the clothes of the Pharaohs to sustainable material that can even replace carbon fibre for certain car parts. We are talking about linen, which makes its debut… by Fabio Galvano

Interview Karim Habib/Kia, shaping an EV future
Karim Habib still has a lot to discover about living in South Korea. Named Senior Vice President of Design for Kia last 1 October, he had just moved to Seoul with his family when… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Renault Morphoz, telescopic design
When Renault wanted to showcase the versatility of a new dedicated electric vehicle platform, it decided that one car was not quite enough. Instead, Renault’s design team created the Morphoz… by Peter Sigal

Design story DS 9, international scope
Close to five metres long, strictly classic in its three-box architecture, forms at once restrained and sumptuous: all the attributes of executive mobility are to be found without ifs or buts in the DS 9… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design centre Ford, home-based virtual reality
Moray Callum, Vice President Ford Design, Todd Willing, Ford Global Design Director and Joel Piaskowski, Ford Design Director Cars and Crossovers, examine the same model at the same time and discuss… by Edoardo Nastri

Bike&Design Aprilia Motò 6.5 by Philip Starck, in pursuit of an icon
In the early 90’s the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia from Noale in the province of Venice was surfing the wave of success, churning out innovative scooters for a booming market. It was then that “il patron” Ivano Beggio commissioned…by Klaus Nennewitz

Industrial design Accelerating trends
The health emergency has inspired us to rethink our lifestyles, from the way we work to the way we live. Three professionals help us with our reflections. One of the hot topics of the moment is… by Ali Filippini

Industrial design The home hub
The eagerly-awaited, annual appointment with the Salone del Mobile has been put off till 2021. It is too soon to draw any conclusions – how furniture design will react to ongoing problems will only really be clear next spring… by Ali Filippini

Vehicle&Design STEYR Konzept, cultivate the future
Four electric motors, an innovative frame, and an original vision of functionality on board: thus STEYR, a tractor brand of the CNH Industrial group, created STEYR Konzept, a vehicle that gives us a fascinating preview of the agricultural machines of the future… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Interview David Wilkie/CNH Industrial, sustainability and experiment
“Our design choices are underpinned by functionality and efficiency. That’s the big difference in the creative approach between our world and that of the car”, says… by Marta Cinti


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