Concept Cars and One-Offs

So, rapid prototyping is accelerating the design process. This comes with pitfalls as well as advantages. 

2008 Rolls Royce Hyperion: madle.org
2008 Rolls Royce Hyperion: madle.org

As someone pointed out, the Hyperion concept car could be said to have an unfinished or immature look to it. What is this quality exactly? It has to do with the reduced time available to evaluate the forms in the cold light of many days. While a design is a finished and static thing, there is a dynamic and iterative process leading up to its creation. Designers begin with raw ideas and select from these the most plausible concepts. The process goes from a sketch to a clay model to a final, definitive version and in so doing the designers must Continue reading “Concept Cars and One-Offs”