Archive for July 22, 2011

Ferrari World Design Contest 2011

Three design students from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea won the chance to help design the Ferrari of tomorrow after taking first prize in Ferrari’s world design contest 2011 in Maranello, Italy

First place: Ferrari Eternity concept by design students Kim Cheon Ju, Ahn Dre and Lee Sahngseok from Hongik University in Seoul

Second place: Xezri by Samir Sadikhov of IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Turin

Third place: Cavallo Bianco by Henry Cloke and Qi Haitao from the Royal College of Arts, London

Other concepts from the contest


Toyota – “Window to the world”

Most people don’t enjoy long car rides if they’re in the backseat, but with Toyota’s new ‘Window to the World’ concept, that boredom may become a thing of the past.

Imagine when a journey from A to B is no longer routine as your car in the near-future encourages a sense of play, exploration and learning. This is the image engineers and designers from Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) had of Toyota’s “Window to the World” vehicle concept


Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch

Porsche Design welcomes the P’6520 compass watch. Initially spotted back in March, further information now comes to light about this new release, produced in a limited run of only 911 pieces

“The P’6520 Compass Watch comes in two parts: the upper part is a precision three-hand watch, whose luminescent hands are driven by the automatic SW300 Sellita calibre. The date appears at 3 o’clock on the dial. The lower part of the watch opens to reveal a liquid compass that can be easily removed. The watch is available with a compass for both the northern as well as the southern hemisphere. In order to find one’s bearings with this instrument, a scratch-resistant mirror has been installed on the rear of the watch part and on top of the compass. When opened, the two mirrors click into place at 45 degree.”


Epitaph Cruiser by Autum

The Epitaph began as a humble cruiser, but has been bulked up and given a truly rugged finish. Each Epitaph bike features a custom crafted wheel set that allows a mount of 4 low profile tires. The seat, grips & frame inserts, also made from scratch, are fashioned with obsessively selected aged leather. Laser engraved Roman Numerals on the seat identify build number. Limited production run of (12). Designed by Autumn.


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