Issue no. 251 summary

Cover story Genesis GV60, the evolution of athletic elegance
The multifaceted vein of the Hyundai Motor Group knows no obstacles. While on the one hand the Hyundai and the electric Ioniq brands hone the stylistic language of Sensuous Sportiness, which expresses a harmony between… by Fabio Galvano

Interview Luc Donckerwolke/Hyundai Motor Group, no time to be bored
He had frozen the Genesis GV60 project at the end of summer 2019, now he is back and finds it in production: the forced pause of Luc Donckerwolke does not seem to have left any marks. Already head of design for the entire Hyundai Group… by Fabio Galvano

Interview Alejandro Mesonero, a dream called Alfa Romeo
“Designing Alfa Romeos is a dream come true for me. A choice dictated by the heart for a brand that has a unique history in the world.” We meet Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos on a sunny September day at the Alfa Romeo Style Centre in Turin… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Design story Opel Astra, in between character and purity
In pointing out to Mark Adams, Opel’s head of design since 2002, that the sixth-generation Astra has strong, energetic lines, he immediately replies: «That’s true, but they are also very clean». And he wraps this expression with an entirely Germanic taste… by Silvio jr Suppa

Interview Gilles Vidal/Renault, desire for innovation
Past, present and future met up on the Renault stand at IAA Mobility 2021, giving the French maker a chance to present its new Mégane E-Tech Electric and allow the public a view of the R5 Concept alongside its precursor… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Dacia Jogger, multitasking generation
It’s not an SUV, it’s not a crossover, it’s not a family car and it’s not even an MPV: “The Dacia Jogger combines all the best features of these four architectures: it’s elevated, it has a big boot, seven seats and an adventurous look… by Edoardo Nastri

Interview Klaus Zyciora/VW Group, responsible transformation
The Group is undergoing profound transformation, and on this journey towards electrification and digitalisation the core values of our brands have to be reinvented to a certain degree”. Klaus Zyciora is doing the talking and…by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Volkswagen ID. Life, change of mindset
The evolution of the motor car doesn’t just mean electrification. It also includes an innovative approach to design. According to Josef Kaban, Volkswagen design chief, this was the key message that the ID. Life concept car… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Cupra UrbanRebel, an urban provocation
Sporty, eye-catching, extreme. It’s not often that these three adjectives are used to describe a small car, but when the Cupra brand stands out on the bonnet, anything is possible. «The UrbanRebel is a concept car that looks like something out of… by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Interview Adrian van Hooydonk/BMW Group, the speed of change
“I love coming here to Villa d’Este, walking among the vintage cars and discovering details I didn’t know yet. It’s a celebration of design”. For Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design, the Concorso d’Eleganza that takes place every year on the shores of Lake Como… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story MG Cyberster, bold romanticism
A statement of intent that looks to the future in a bold design language and a seductive ruby-coloured livery. The MG Cyberster, a two-seater 100% electric spider concept, was spawned by the synergy between the two …by Marta Cinti

Design studio WdS & Partners/Silk-Faw S9, the future in a classic
1,400 horsepower, a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour, four engines (one thermal and three electric) and a price tag of around 2 million euros. The numbers of the Silk-Faw S9 – a plug-in hybrid hypercar and the first model of the joint venture between… by Edoardo Nastri

Contest Dress Your Vision – Alcantara is on board, here are the finalists
Auto&Design and Alcantara have selected the ten finalists of the competition “Dress Your Vision – Alcantara is on board”, an online competition open to transportation design students and car design enthusiasts. The young creative artists… by A&D

Design studio Icona Design Group, beyond (micro)mobility
Surprising, eye-catching, undeniably captivating: the Microlino prototype that appeared in Milan during the eagerly awaited and liberating post-pandemic Design Week struck a chord with beholders and prompted them to question the future of cities… by Silvio jr Suppa

Industrial design Salone del Mobile 2021, starting again from Milan
After an enforced break, the Furniture Fair is back in the year of its sixtieth anniversary and its return has brought a flurry of confidence and optimism to the end of the summer. In effect, what was actually staged at the Milan Fair was… by Ali Filippini

Books Salone del Mobile 2021, starting again from Milan
«This is not a book to be flipped through, even though it won’t be easy to resist the temptation to turn the pages to discover the next drawing». This is how Patrick Le Quément opens his preface to Curve, the illustrated non-fiction – author: Fabio Filippini
with Gabriele Ferraresi, Rizzoli Lizard, 240 pages, Language: Italian… by A&D


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