Pforzheim Winter Degree Show

The Pforzheim transportation design winter degree show took place a couple of days ago, showcasing some of the best young talent on the planet. Offering a glimpse at a remarkable future, these beautiful and sometimes otherworldly concepts are well worth taking better look at.

Via: ConceptSalad

53 Comments

  • Jason says:

    Awesome sketches and models.

    !!!!!!

  • Canastrophy says:

    The first one is really impressive!

  • 影子绝对零度 says:

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    呀?我等待天太永久拉!!哈哈,Thanks
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  • 影子绝对零度 says:




    呀?我等待天太永久拉!!哈哈,Thanks


  • llano says:

    Yes, no doubt, all of them are nice, but the best one is the HONDA GEI, it is an amazing concept ! Congratulations

  • Raphael Crespo says:

    Pretty good, I suppose they’re japanese, evidently!!

  • Shane Crozier says:

    Pforzheim is actually a German School :)
    http://intl.fh-pforzheim.de/

  • Nacon says:

    I hate them all, cause it’s nothing really new. It’s all just a change in curve design… nothing else. We need something solidfully new, complete different than just a standard 4-wheels frame layout, but of course, people are forgetting one thing about cars… they just transport you from A to B. Not some kind of statue or videogame item.

    I think they are just trying too hard to be truly “creative”.

  • MisterIE says:

    There’s nothing new about these concepts; they look exactly like everything else that comes out of every other transportation design school. Every time I hear of some student thing or soem car design contest, they always look like this or some variation of the bubble/glass car. Other than the lack of creativity, where’s the quality? Where’s the appeal? What would make a normal person want to drive this other than “oh, that kind of looks a slightly different than anything else on the road.”

    My favorite designers have to be Phil-Frank (www.phil-frank.com), Italian Designers, or Gryphon (www.gryphonauto.com). These designers don’t slap you in the face with false originality, but rather produce amazing beautiful designs.

  • Andreas says:

    About las two comments I have nothing to say…. everyone has his own opinion and I have to respect that…. I am professional automotive designer and I think that the projects from Pforzheim are excellent, is a good inspiration for the professionals and some of the concepts are really strong…. specially the Honde GE1, is a car created trough advanced genetic construction… if this is not new please tell me what is new….

    And by the other side I really appreciate that students dont do flying cars or spaceships, that is not automotive design… it is too easy to do ‘starwars’ design, cars with no wheels and that sort of projects are not applicable to car design industry…

    I have to say that the show was really impressive and that the Honda project created a good impression to me, not just the model itself(awsome surface treatment and refined details)… also the idea behind is excellent.

  • @ Nacon says:

    especially the 3. and 4. semester did amazing stuff,
    have a closer look and you will see..

  • N8000 says:

    Out of control!, these are fantastic designs. Really do hope they are made available in the near future.

  • Denis Loubet says:

    I need a cigarette.

    Was that as good for you as it was for me?

  • Brad Arnold says:

    to Nacon… i would consider going to pforzheim even if i get into art center, their program is producing more advanced work. i should know, i will be graduating accd shortly. keep up the great work pf… really inspiring

  • Paul the bald model says:

    to Nacon… i would consider going to pforzheim even if i get into art center, their program is producing more advanced work. i should know, i will be graduating accd shortly. keep up the great work pf… really inspiring

    From one big-headed bald man to another,
    Brad, it is tattooed up pricks like yourself that give Art Center’s boring reputation a reality. You can’t design a good looking car to save your life. Your Buggatti is really innovative –right? You can help the situation out too, what’s stopping you? You just like to whine about everything and pass the blame. Its Stewart’s fault right? Boring students make boring work. You aren’t exactly an entertaining guy. It explains why you are taking so long to graduate.

  • Paul the bald model shop guy says:

    to Nacon… i would consider going to pforzheim even if i get into art center, their program is producing more advanced work. i should know, i will be graduating accd shortly. keep up the great work pf… really inspiring

    From one big-headed bald man to another,
    Brad, it is tattooed up pricks like yourself that give Art Center’s boring reputation a reality. You can’t design a good looking car to save your life. Your Buggatti is really innovative –right? You can help the situation out too, what’s stopping you? You just like to whine about everything and pass the blame. Its Stewart’s fault right? Boring students make boring work. You aren’t exactly an entertaining guy. It explains why you are taking so long to graduate.

  • Art Center Students says:

    To Paul the Bald Laser Lab T.A…. Why are you trolling Car design sites at 1:36am? Did the kiddie porn site go down? Chechnyan Stripper Live Web Cam lose its feed or something?

    You took 1 Art Center at Nite class and what?… that makes you Jason Castriota now? Why don’t you post a review on everyone’s design and let us all know how our designs SHOULD be, clearly we don’t know what we are doing.

    Just because you were on “To Catch a Predator,” doesn’t make you famous enough to make these types of comments.

    p.s. You spelled Bugatti wrong!

    This was extremely unprofessional of you… you should be more aware of your future postings.

  • Paul the bald model says:

    Listen Brad–I took 2 Nite classes and that apparently did me more good than 7 terms did for you. If you haven’t already noticed, I stay late up at school and critique peoples work and in particular yours.

    There was nothing wrong with my feeds. I finished what I set up to do. I was never on “to catch a predator” but I was once featured on an episode of Cops.

    My earlier post still stands. Art Center isn’t innovative because of pricks like you. You have questionable taste in design and tattoos.

  • Paul the bald model says:

    Lets just say there is nothing subtle about your tattoos that would require anything more than a glance let alone a stare.

    I don’t play around with gargoyles or wizards, but I am known as a Grand Wizard.

    You have yet to respond about your design, which leads me to believe you have no excuse or significant knowledge about design to comment about design other than to say the school you go to dropped the ball on your education. You’ve responded back only twice and spoke volumes about your character. Don’t blame the school—You’re the one responsible.

    I think this is best taken care of in person. Stop by the laser lab and I’ll school you.

  • Paul the bald model shop guy says:

    Listen Brad–I took 2 Nite classes and that apparently did me more good than 7 terms did for you. If you haven’t already noticed, I stay late up at school and critique peoples work and in particular yours.

    There was nothing wrong with my feeds. I finished what I set up to do. I was never on “to catch a predator” but I was once featured on an episode of Cops.

    My earlier post still stands. Art Center isn’t innovative because of pricks like you. You have questionable taste in design and tattoos.

  • brad arnold says:

    Paul the bald model shop guy,

    Just because your girlfriend is a “MASTER OF CAR DESIGN”, doesn’t mean you know anything about the subject. Stick to what you know, gargoyles and wizards.

    Excessive comments about my tattoos lead me to believe that you are spending way too much time staring at my body. I’m getting a restraining order.

  • Paul the bald model shop guy says:

    Lets just say there is nothing subtle about your tattoos that would require anything more than a glance let alone a stare.

    I don’t play around with gargoyles or wizards, but I am known as a Grand Wizard.

    You have yet to respond about your design, which leads me to believe you have no excuse or significant knowledge about design to comment about design other than to say the school you go to dropped the ball on your education. You’ve responded back only twice and spoke volumes about your character. Don’t blame the school—You’re the one responsible.

    I think this is best taken care of in person. Stop by the laser lab and I’ll school you.

  • brad arnold says:

    I’ll be there, bring your copics. It’s on…

  • gigi_ro says:

    Great ideas!! the white honda is best, verry nice idea.

    Idiots that argue… aparently you know each other so go fight in a street or something, dont waste time here.
    The school doesnt matter, the student makes the difrence 😉

  • Stewart Reed says:

    Paul, Brad,

    You are both fired. And i am keeping all your models as doorstops and paper weights.

  • Shane(LiGHTWORK3r) says:

    AHAHAHAHA to Paul and Brad

    lol x10

    can’t wait to get down there and see you two fight in person ;D

    as to the work presented.. some interesting stuff, but my jaw isn’t dropping over more than 35% of the stuff which makes me question the school. Personally i think i should be amazed by at least 75% of the work presented at a winter show by such a school….

    ..just my thoughts..

  • Dick says:

    님좀 짱인듯 😀

  • Jabba says:

    gigi_ro,
    lern howe to spel befur you tipe.

    You need many more years as a student.

    Hey Dick,
    Ching chong ching chong ching –right? Go steal a design and drag your feet in the halls.

  • Bumsuk Lim says:

    Okay guys let’s get back to work! I want to see hot sketches on the wall.

    mmmmmmmBrad, listen man, you peaked after taking my class. Simple.

    Jabba
    When you took my class I didn’t know you were fluent in Chinese. You’re really talented—I need someone to do sketch help. Do you want to do it since you speak Chinese?
    .

  • Jae Hun Kim says:

    Jabba,
    I took offense to your comment… we don’t drag our feet in the halls.

  • Sherlock Holmes says:

    gigi_ro,
    Hey watch it now… you might be taking my job –you’re clever. Brad &
    Paul know each other? Get out of here, seriously.

  • Alex says:

    I went to Art Center for 7 straight terms and I can tell you this school SUCKS like no other.

    -They occasionally turn off the AC in the Summer.
    -There is no dedicated classroom for projects
    -The school is heavily overcrowded with low-level students that can’t speak English
    -It used to be an elite school, now everyone can get in who has the right money.
    -Experienced teachers leave, are replaced by young guys with NO teaching experience.
    -Underpaid positions are filled with who ever wants it, and thus we have little guys like Paul the baldie sitting in the laser lab, who has to post ads on message boards because of his ‘little problem’

    —-THE SCHOOL SUCKS, go to Pforzheim, RCA, CCS instead….

    …So here you go, you have it from one more insider.

  • Official Art Center says:

    Cut the crap Brad. We know this is you trying to receive sympathy from us, students. We all know you can out-sketch the bald model shop guy. He’s just a pathetic loser that lives in a hole. Personally, I don’t know why anyone would call themselves the bald model shop guy anyway. Seems fishy but legit.

    Jabba – we all know asians steal designs and talk in a prehistoric language but, I do think they walk well.

    In the end, Brad Arnold still sucks. No denying that.

  • eastwood says:

    art center students have no talent anyway. who cares if brad cant make a decent car, he’s paying my paycheck. the fact is that paul is a loser and brad – well, good luck getting a job. if you were smart you would take my at night class to improve your skills. your a fool if you think your ready to graduate.

    i must say, paul, yet being a prick and unsuccessful, still has a point.

  • Brad Arnold says:

    whoa whoa whoa. yall are taking this a bit far. I didn’t know so much could be made of me complimenting the work of the Pforzheim students. I think Art Center is a great school with some talented kids. I just think pf has to be considered if you’re applying to design schools. wow you guys get heated on these message boards.

    note to self, less time on message boards and more time learning to design a good looking car, since i apparently cant do that. i better get to work if i gotta compete with these guys and gals.

    oh and why doesn’t anybody post their real names, interesting

  • John Doe says:

    What do you mean Brad? We are all using our real names.
    -John

  • velasco says:

    brad, if you were smart you would keep your mouth shut. I told you and everyone, you know, theres not to many jobs out there. Pasifica just closed and… Its tough. You have to ask your-,, brad, do you still want to do this? Only one or maybe two people are gonna get picked up for jobs and you really gotta want it. People talk greg, choose your words wisely. Don’t hammer your sketches either.

  • Miles says:

    I have been working at art center for 38 terms and I’ve seen numerous students come and go. I can honestly say brad arnold is talentless.

    Brad has made a name for himself at art center and he has yet to graduate. The industry is very small–these series of postings is a testament to the size of the community.

    To Jae:
    jabba accused you people of stealing designs and all you’re offended to is dragging your feet in the halls?

    To Alex:
    You’re English sounds broken. Stop coming to US to get educated then complain about the education you receive. Eurotrash

  • Official Art Center Students says:

    Cut the crap Brad. We know this is you trying to receive sympathy from us, students. We all know you can out-sketch the bald model shop guy. He’s just a pathetic loser that lives in a hole. Personally, I don’t know why anyone would call themselves the bald model shop guy anyway. Seems fishy but legit.

    Jabba – we all know asians steal designs and talk in a prehistoric language but, I do think they walk well.

    In the end, Brad Arnold still sucks. No denying that.

  • Mr. Koshalek says:

    This argument was brought to my attention yesterday and I must ask you to bicker elsewhere. If this argument gets around, it could affect my ability to recruit students…

    … I want yo’ money bitches!

  • someone's girlf says:

    brad arnold is my hero….

  • gigi_ro says:

    I think Brad Arnold is the one who posted as “Art Center Students.” That is pretty lame guys.

  • Sherlock Holmes says:

    gigi_ro,
    Once again you’re hot on the trail. You’re sharp!

    You must be a horrible student. You need the best school you can find. Are there any colleges in Korea that accepts retards?

  • cici , a KOREAN! says:

    I AM OFFENDED!!!

    to sherlock… you seem to be the type that would hate koreans. we only share work to help each other out… you know, the time when you need 30 pages by 8am and you only have 5? hater

    to brad… you really should keep your big fücking mouth shut.,. if you type in ‘brad arnold art center’ into google,, it says your talentless of 38 terms. pretty fly for a white guy’//

  • someone's girlfriend says:

    brad arnold is my hero….

  • velasco says:

    To eastwood:
    If you were smart, you would shut your mouth. You’re less talented than Brad Arnold and 99.997% of the student body at Art Center (there’s always some retard). I seriously question how you got accepted into Art Center, complete Art Center’s curriculum successfully, get a job in the industry, and finally get an instructor’s aid position at Art Center besides me. I would bite my mouth each and every night I had to work with you, I’m glad you no longer assist me. You are in large part why Art Center students are ill prepared.

    Brad:
    I walked into the senior room the other night and saw your work. You’re still hammering your sketches.

    In general:
    I had a smart @ss of a student ask me if I posted on this website. Of course I do! Do you think I’m dumb enough to spell my name correctly? Last thing I want is a google search saying I’m talentless like Brad. Think about it.

  • Orange County says:

    Someone here at the studio mentioned to me that your 8th term project looks a lot like you’re second term project. Bumsuk was right; you really have peaked after second term.

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  • User says:

    I think it’s great that you guys are now on a new server. There were many developments in this saga that weren’t documented as a result I’m sure.

    As a reader, I don’t find this tread to be a “flame war”. Each side has presented their case and as a result we the readers have come to our independent conclusions:

    Regarding Brad:
    Brad Arnold is tasteless and talentless with a like for questionable tattoos. Also posts as “Art Center Students” as a guise.

    gigi_ro:
    Can’t spell or be bothered to run her post through spell check.

    Velasco:
    is probably the smartest here spelling his name in correctly in an effort to not be associated with Brad directly

    Dick:
    isn’t even communicating in the same language

    with Jabba:
    being an endearing character who adds value to other commentary.

  • stephen russell says:

    Love designs 1,2,4,5 best.
    Very Radical
    Need more details Yanko.
    Radical
    Way 2 Radical.
    Bravo

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