The Art Center College of Design, the California College of the Arts and the Carnegie Mellon University are at the very top of «The Best Design Schools in the World», according to www.ranker.com website. The Japanese Chiba University rank ranks fifth ahead of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. The Italian «Domus Academy» ranks 9th overall.See the full ranking here.
Fiat has just announced that production in Italy of the first Jeep is planned to start in July this year.
Fiat Group Automobiles plans to build the Jeep CUV at the rate of 150,000 units per year.
The news has been released after a plan for the training of the staff that will be assembling the new CUV at Fiat's Melfi plant has been presented to the local unions. The training program starts on March 3rd.
The factory, which will continue production of the current Fiat Punto range on two of the three shifts, will also produce some 120,000 units per year of the Fiat 500X, the twin of the new CUV
For insiders, the Geneva motor show will be «done and gone», in a week time.
When the public at large will fill the halls of Palexpo in Geneva, all professionals will be looking ahead and to the next global gathering of cars and people: the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (IAE) opening on April 21st.
In view of the next meeting in China, we reproduce here a contribution of Torino Design’s founder and CEO, Dr. Ing. Roberto Piatti, a pioneer of the China-Italy co-operation in automotive design, first published in Auto & Design magazine.
He discusses his vision of “The China of Tomorrow”.
It often happens that we leave a restaurant with the distinct impression that the excellent, delicious dish that we have just enjoyed is so simple that we could easily reproduce it back at home. There are quite a few recipes that seem so simple that they make anyone believe they can cook like a master chef. And yet it is the most simple recipe that proves just how incredibly hard it is to create excellent results from something which, in the end, turns out to be less simple than we originally thought. So, a little downhearted and frustrated, we are compelled to go back to the place where we first tasted the magic.