MINI Colour One Concept Transforms Car Parts Into Art

MINI Colour One Concept Transforms Car Parts Into Art

The disassembled MINI created by Scholten & Baijings challenges and dissects the car design process.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 21 april 2012

The process of designing a car really hasn’t changed that much since the 1930’s when GM established the Art and Color studio headed by Harley Earl. The 1939 Buick Y-Job developed by Earl and his design team is credited as the motor industry’s first concept car and was built from drawings and scale models. The tools may have advanced a long way from pencil and clay, but designers today still typically envision the whole exterior and interior when developing a new vehicle.

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