Jun 18, 2010

Jason Castriota - Chief designer of Saab !

Saab Automobile announced the appointment of Jason Castriota as its new Design Director, reporting directly to Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson. He and his design team will be responsible for exterior and interior design and will lead the design activities at Saab as the brand renews and broadens its product range. “I’m greatly looking forward to joining such an iconic brand,” said Castriota who once worked in the Italian design studio, as Bertone and Pininfarina. “Saab has a very strong and distinctive heritage which gives it great potential to develop. This is an exciting opportunity for me to help shape its future products.


C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S

Seoul Design Foundation together with designboom promotes an international design competition. Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world,
to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. Free registration required.

Once considered a 'hard' city, Seoul is making strides toward becoming a 'soft'city.
Seoul is about to be reborn as a soft city by embracing design concepts that will redefine its urban environment with an emphasis on themes centering on green, blue, history and human. The Seoul Cycle Design Competition will be held under the theme, 'cycling with design: seoul style,'and is part of Seoul’s city-wide effort at improving its design brand and image. The primary goal of the competition
is to help build a design orientedcity that focuses on its people. the competition is divided into three categories:

Cycle design, cycle fashion & accessories design, and cycling infrastructure. all three categories emphasize environment-friendly ideas, with the hope that the contest will contribute to establishing a healthiercycling culture.

Cycles have become an icon of 'eco-friendliness' and 'healthiness,' and are part of a major urban lifestyle trend. Nearly everyone can enjoy riding cycles; therefore, just about everyone will be able to enter the competition. Through this competition we hope that all citizens will have the chance to share their own personal visions for a new Seoul, a city that has embraced change through design. We invite everyone who is interested in cycling and design to take part in the Seoul Cycle Design Competition.

April 2010
CEO, SeoulDesign Foundation

sources : designboom.com

BMW CS Mille Miglia - Design Image Story

Inspired by the 1940 Bmw 328, the basic design of the Concept Coupé was interpreted in a modern manner. The BMW Concept Coupé Mille Miglia 2006 pays homage to the skills, successes and the visions of the motor sports pioneers of the past, created by its modern successors. The Concept Coupé's design "provides hints of design and function opportunities, which can be made practical for series production vehicles used only in the far future."