The Colour and Material department is very particular in what tools they use. Everyone has his or her preferred ways and methods. In this case Andrea uses a customized pair of scissors and scalpel that fit perfectly in her personalized bag.
The one thing that unites everyone at auto design studios around the world is the genuine love for cars. The case is no different at Volvo and we see it just about everywhere. Here’s just a small sample of the models on display around the office.
The importance of design overarches all aspects in the department and it is obvious that the people who chose to work here share an interest in the field no matter what their function might be. A great example is Ann Charlotte who works with Studio Engineering and even though she isn’t a designer she won’t let that stop her from expressing her creativity.
3D-printers have been an intricate part of bringing the auto design process into the 21st century and it doesn’t hurt that they’re just amazingly cool.
The beast that is the Objet Connex500™
- Today designers can see models of their designs the same day, a process that used to be expensive and time consuming, says Jonas Almgren, Model Program Manager
Moodboards serve as inspiration by just resting your eyes on them. This permanent moodboard in the interior design department has you drowning in detail and the more you look at it the more it gives back. Hipster porn at its finest.
Erik Evers, a design student at Umeå University’s Institute of Design, finished his internship at the Volvo Design Studio in Gothenburg this New Years. A spot he earned by winning the 2011 Move Award http://www.moveaward.com. The competition is aimed at ideas for new mobility-related concepts in the broadest sense of the word
Move is looking for multi-dimensional expressions designing future towards 2050, touching our senses, expressing different demands in mobility: in vision, projection, products, material, identity, innovation, imagination, inspiration and experience!
Erik’s vision is that with an increasing life quality and a staggering population growth in Europe the certainty of Megacities is all but sure and therefor had a different way of approaching the project.
Erik’s take on this was envisioning Stockholm in 2030. Erik’s vision of Stockholm is a city where there are no cars; instead the inhabitants share small lightweight vehicles through pools.
“Quality of life instead of quantity of life”
We are happy to let you know that we during the cold Swedish months gathered a great team here at the studio and we are ready to relaunch the blog, providing great content at a steady frequency, for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned!