Automotive Renaissance

Automotive Renaissance

For his masters diploma project conducted in Citroen’s Design Center (ADN), designer Antonin Maire D’Eglise set out to really break some new ground with his C-BIONIC concept. The hypothesis of the project is that in the near future, mankind will have depleted the natural resources so heavily relied upon in the automotive industry. This will lead way to a second renaissance, where de-materialization and genetic science will be used as building blocks in a more humanistic and poetic world.

0 Designer: Antonin Maire D'Eglise

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

I’ve been itchin’ to use that cliche title for ages! Feels good to get that off my chest. I digress, the AQUA is obviously a submersible but one designed for exploration, fun, and possible a future when humans live in the oceans! This single-occupancy craft sails both on and under water using all the normal submersible tech like air to control buoyancy.

0 Designers: Sungchul Yang & Woonghee Han

Getting Up While Getting Down

Getting Up While Getting Down

You new punk rockers and your graffiti skateboards! New wave, you say? No way. This skateboard is a strait up wild-style NYC modernist skateboard design. It’s an art-board, inspired by New York City “Wild Style” graffiti, but it’s also functional. Its unique shape provides lots of gawkers along with new bends, twists, and banks you’ve never broken your neck with before.

0 Designer: Loren Kulesus

Look Ma, No Hands!

Look Ma, No Hands!

The Cherry produces no pollution, has all electric drive, plug-in battery, adjustable driving positions, collapses for storage and could be the next generation in personal transportation… maybe. The gel padded seat hides the plug-in battery and cushions your bum. Steering is controlled by leaning – motorcycle style. Those arm rests control braking and the entire drive engine sits inside the massive front wheel. The reduced number of parts saves money and makes it easy to customize. I’ll take a Hello Kitty one please.

0 Designer: Alican Yılmaz

How Many Supercars Can a Woodchuck Chuck

How Many Supercars Can a Woodchuck Chuck

And now for something completely different? I’d say this was a strange play on recent “keep your non-green riches a secret” trends, but it’s been in the works for a while. North Carolina State University’s craftspeople have got one amazing looking machine on their hands, and I dare say they’ve chosen the best time, (economically and green-wise,) to come this close to completion.

0 Designer: North Carolina State University Craftspeople

Lambo Like a Designer Would Lambo

Lambo Like a Designer Would Lambo

I like my Lamborghinis like I like my cheese-burgers : fast and flamboyant. And since you are an aficionado of such big and scary things, we’ll let you decide whether its worth 495,000 EUR for a one- of-a-kind Italian supercar designed by celebrity “skulls and swishes” fashion designer Christian Audigier.

Also the car goes very fast.

0 Designers: Lamborghini & Christian Audigier

A Danish Super Car?

A Danish Super Car?

Oh snap! It’s a Danish super car. Somehow those words don’t go together in my head. When I think super car, I think Japan, America, Italy, Germany, maybe even France and England – but Denmark? It’s true, the Zenvo ST1 is a real Danish supercar with excessive power; a V8 1,104 pony galloping engine to be exact. The turbocharged 7.0 liter 6 speed manual tranny pushes the Zenvo ST1 from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. For safety and legal reasons, the car is electronically limited to 232 mph.

0 Designer: Zenvo

SNEAK PEEK! 2010 Volvo S60

SNEAK PEEK! 2010 Volvo S60

Rubbed my eyes twice to make sure it wasn’t a mirage. That really is a Volvo – just a concept (an S60 to be exact) but one the venerable automaker says demonstrates their future design DNA. Odd, I don’t really see anything ground breaking as far as concepts go. Its got the typical curves, fender flares and oversized tires synonymous with concepts. Still the fact that it’s a Volvo, and in comparison to the current S60, this is a huge change.

0 Designer: Volvo

Sex on Wheels, Vandenbrink GTO

Sex on Wheels, Vandenbrink GTO

The Vandenbrink GTO has been awarded the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2008. The award is given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and is the oldest and most prestigious awards program worldwide, elevating the best and finest new design and design innovation for products. This vehicle is excruciatingly beautiful, even for someone who prefers minimalism, I find beauty this car, evoking American muscle and Italian styling. Oh and BTW, it’s got 750 hp! Congrats to Vandenbrink!

0 Designer: Vandenbrink

Charge Up Your Car Inside Your Car

Charge Up Your Car Inside Your Car

Having a propensity for wild and crazy automotive here at Yanko Design, the GYM Concept Car comes as no surprise! Obviously very inspired by a recent gym renovation project, this vehicle tries a new combo, acting as a fully electric mobile workout center. Each workout charges the car for more driving.

0 Designer: Da Feng

Speed Bumps That Flatten for Slow Speeds

Speed Bumps That Flatten for Slow Speeds

Today my uncle and I were driving in his truck. We live in the USA, in Minnesota, where it’s currently snowing; his truck has a plow on the front. We were traveling at a modest 10 mph, and suddenly there’s a speed bump, we go over it, CRUNK goes the plow into the ground afterward, we almost flip the truck! We weren’t even going fast, and we were punished!

0 Designers: Jae-yun Kim & Jong-Su Lee

M.E.R.M. Flea Market on Wheels

M.E.R.M. Flea Market on Wheels

So you fancy yourself a merchant, yes? How hardcore be you? Delve with me into the wicked world of the flea market, the ice cream truck, and the munch wagon. All three of these certainly have bearing when this vehicle is rode: MERM (Modular Electronic Retail Minivan.) Explore the trade and sale underground. And realize the future as it is brought back above.

0 Designer: Eric Zhang

You Love Strange Looking Bikes Right?

You Love Strange Looking Bikes Right?

Well here you go! Revolve works, as most folks can figure it, just like an average exercise bike. It helps you exercise your legs, thighs, and butt. But the look is amongst those sort of things that make you look really crazy, sexy, and cool. And on top of that, it does what every modern electronic gizmo does (or should to) : it connects with your computer.

0 Designer: Mark Hagen