AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Eyes on Design

June 17th, 2008 at 5:10pm

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If they could convince the car companies they work for to go for it, car designers are chomping at the bit to come out with much more modern designs.

It was a fascinating discussion of top designers from Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Nissan and General Motors last week. It was part of a series organized by Eyes on Design and held in conjunction with the Automotive Press Association.

The designers talked about a lot of different topics, but what really got them going was a deep desire to make cars look much more modern than they do today. These designers really want to come out with designs that say, “Now this is for the 21st century.”

They all say their car companies can be awfully careful and traditional when it comes to design and if they were given free reign they would come out with designs that don’t look like anything on the road right now.

One Comment to “AUTOMOTIVE INSIGHT: Eyes on Design”

  1. John Says:

    …and if they were given free reign they would come out with designs that don’t look like anything on the road right now. …&^$%!

    And, let’s all hope and pray that the car companies continue their careful traditions.

    The Porsche 911 body is timeless.

    “The designers” may want to consider how history will view this uncontrolled spasm of cad and computer technology on car design in the long run.