We’ve looked at a lot of design-semantic switches where we imagine one company designing a product out of their usual catalog (but with their design style)… cases in point, a lot of PDF Haus’s work.
Today we look at a design-language-fusion, if you will. Created by rendering firm NeoMam Studios, this series looks at cars that are a result of two companies coming together to fuse their styles. You’ve got a BMW + Lamborghini mashup right above that combines the Italian supercar manufacturer’s edgy style and signature yellow body-color with BMW’s signature kidney grille. At the end of the day, the car’s still a stunner!
Scroll down below and you’ll see, in order, a Bentley + Ferrari mashup that combines British class ant Italian fervor and passion. Followed by a Nissan + Porsche harmony that would truly be a feat of engineering. Next, we have a Volkswagen + Ford mashup that combines the strategic sensibility found in both companies. Following that is a strange combination of David and Goliath, Smart and Range Rover. This alliance gives smart-cars their much-needed rugged makeover, allowing them to look less puny and more dominating on the asphalt. Lastly, and a personal favorite is the combination of two classic American Muscle brands, Dodge and Chevrolet. Looking like a Charger and a Camaro had a beautiful love-child, the car is quite literally the ultimate mash-up automobile!
Designer: NeoMam Studios
Designed with a little biomimicry in mind, the Ifinity Valtra from vehicle takes inspiration from mother nature’s most famous worker, the ant. Using the insect’s segmented body as a starting point, the design is focused on adaptability in order to perform a variety of different tasks.
Previously, a myriad of task-specific vehicles would be required for everything from plowing to hauling. By using a modular system of functional attachments, its capabilities are extended beyond a single service. Operating with almost entire autonomy, it can change out parts independently to seamlessly transition between modes. Better yet, it can be equipped with a variety of drive systems to extend its uses beyond farmland.
Designer: Santiago Mendoza
Designer Sagan Park explores what we might expect if Android took a stab at the automotive industry. The autonomous vehicle aims to make city commuting a cinch by providing an all-access pass to subscribers who can utilize the system at central hubs located throughout the city.
A more personal answer to the city bus, it provides a private cabin with panoramic views. No loose change or physical passes required, users can order a car and input their destination all from the convince of their smartphone. Not only limited to users with cell phones, any individual can access the system from the scattered Android smart hubs. Inside, the minimalistic interior provides utilitarian seating and tray tables for users who want to work on the go. With hop-on-hop-off lines running throughout the day, it aims to reinvent the way we consider getting around our cities.
Designer: Sagan Park