“Outside In” (#1207)

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Sunday, 2/10 @ 10:30am ET
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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Segment 1: Interior Styling: Part One

    Guests:

    • Chris Webb, Lead Creative Designer, Exterior Color & Trend, GM
    • Francois Farion, Interior & Color Design Manager, Nissan
    • Fiona Doskocz, President, Surface Innovations

    Panel:

    • John McElroy, Host, Autoline Detroit
    (6:47)
  3. Segment 2: Interior Styling: Part Two

    Guests:

    • Chris Webb, Lead Creative Designer, Exterior Color & Trend, GM
    • Francois Farion, Interior & Color Design Manager, Nissan
    • Fiona Doskocz, President, Surface Innovations

    Panel:

    • John McElroy, Host, Autoline Detroit
    (6:28)
  4. Segment 3: Interior Styling: Part Three

    Guests:

    • Chris Webb, Lead Creative Designer, Exterior Color & Trend, GM
    • Francois Farion, Interior & Color Design Manager, Nissan
    • Fiona Doskocz, President, Surface Innovations

    Panel:

    • John McElroy, Host, Autoline Detroit
    (6:04)
  5. EXTRA: Chris Webb, GM, Francois Farion, Nissan, Fiona Doskocz, Surface Innovations


    (11:37)

Synopsis

It’s a fact...we’re spending more time in our cars and trucks than ever before. Whether it’s a longer commute, more traffic or choosing four wheels over flying, we’ve never been as intimate with our interiors as we are today. That’s why comfort, color and convenience have shot up the priority chart in design studios around the globe. Manufacturers have learned they can’t just design a tasty exterior and call it a day; customers are demanding style on the inside of their new vehicles as well as out.

Join John McElroy on this week’s Autoline as he explores many of the new styling cues with three experts working in the OEM world of vehicle design.

Chris Webb is the lead creative designer at General Motors. His team touches virtually every aspect of the vehicle that we "see" each day. Francois Farion is the interior & color design manager for Nissan here in the states. His particular specialty skews to the sensation of "softness" since he’s responsible for the leather and fabrics that make it into those vehicles. Meanwhile, Fiona Doskocz is a consultant whose genius is "touch" since she’s an expert in plastic graining; the kind you find on your instrument panel and dash.

So join us for a discussion on today’s automotive interiors and discover who or what has influenced the environment that you’re spending so much time in on a daily basis.