Ralph Gilles, Head of Design of FCA, is one of the few that has not only has seen it all, but is perfectly candid and comfortable discussing this show. And more remarkable, he does't limit comments to FCA!
At the LA Auto Show one thing is certainly clear; the battle of EV and internal combustion engines is all but over. The battery-powered devils allow for a new paradigm in transportation.
It's something that simultaneously communicates strength from an aesthetics point of view, from a design point of view, but at the same time a very high level of sophistication.
The Lincoln Aviator is the vision for Lincoln Motor Company and it's basic four tenants, which are the beauty, gliding, human, and sanctuary. Designers, led by Kemal Curić, call this Quiet Flight.
Working at an OEM, or a company that has strong heritage, you have cues and a strong past to rely on influencing your future products. At Rivian, starting from scratch, four designers tell the tale of a start-up!
To be blunt, 15 minutes each is only enough just enough get our, umm, feet wet. Nevertheless, one can briefly delve into the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and the McLaren 570S and walk away with some clear impressions on design and drive.
With Unity, you aren't sending something off to a render farm and waiting. You literally take the model, simplify it, walk around it, interact with it. In other words, no delayed gratification! Unity GM and CMO, Tim McDonough, gives us a glimpse into the future.
This year the ArtCenter Car Classic is dubbed 70 years of Iconic Design. AutoDesignO wrangled some of the extraordinary talent to provide some definition to the word “icons”. Interviews with Erik Goplen, Fireball Tim Lawrence, Jay Leno, Frank Saucedo, Larry Wood, and Roger Zrimec.
The Mullin Gallery will not feature any permanent collections. In addition to transportation related exhibits the multi-functional gallery is planned to showcase various topics in art and design in the coming years.
This year, ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic celebrates the 70th anniversary of the College’s Transportation Design program and the indelible mark our alumni have made on the world around us, and of course the cars that we know and love.