Royal College of Art Vehicle Design Show 2012


If you're wondering where the next generation of automotive design chiefs are going to come from, the Royal College of Art is, more likely than not, a good place to start. The College's alumni range from Taisuke Nakamura, Nissan's European design director, to legends in the business such as Peter Stevens, most famous for his design of the iconic McLaren F1. Not forgetting the likes of Ian Callum, Gerry McGovern and Simon Cox, of course.

This year sees yet another impressive exhibition of final projects from students of the Vehicle Design course, and, like 2011's show, students' exhibits are oriented around the concepts of 'Urban Flow', 'Automark' and 'Inside Out'. In others words – 'mobility', 'brand' and 'technology'.

Urban Flow reflects the need for individual mobility, en masse, in a spatially limited environment - driving the agenda for sensible, sociable through innovative typologies, streets and systems.

Automark addresses marque and model, brand and identity, recognising the relationships between product and production, customer and cost, make and market.

Inside Out finds and utilises the latest developments in process, systems and materials to provide cost-effective innovation within and without vehicles and their context.

The show closes its doors on 1st July but if you can't make it, here are some of our favorites:

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Jan Ronsenthal - Lexus LF-Zero

Adam Setter - Glitch

Paul Nichols - Tripod

Henry Cloke - Power of Zero

Inna Schadikin - Range Rover for Russia

Jeehoon Shin - Frame + Twist

Goran Ozbolt - Lexus iE

Peter Wilkins - Provere

Haitao Qi - Cubie

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