International Automotive Design Conference & Exhibition in Prague.
On 18th September, Prague will once again be the centre of automotive design. For the fourth time world leading designers will gather at the international AUTO DESIGN PRAGUE conference and this year’s program promises an unprecedented concentration of automotive design stars.
Speakers include, for example, Flavio Manzoni, Vice President of Ferrari Design, responsible for designing the hyper-sport LaFerrari, and also the 6. generation Volkswagen Golf. This year Flavio Manzoni became holder of the oldest and most prestigious design award Compasso d'Oro.
Other major stars will include Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo Design Director, who will introduce the Scandinavian brand’s new design language which is to have its world premiere a few days later at the Paris Auto Show by means of a planned new generation XC90 model.
Other high ranked designers who accepted the invitation are for example Gert Hildebrand, former Mini Chief Designer and today Head of Design at the most ambitious Chinese car brand Qoros, and Julian Thompson, Jaguar’s Advanced Design Director.
The program will be enriched by technologically focused lectures directly related to automotive design and work of designers. Novelties from the world of lighting technology will be introduced by company Varroc Lighting Systems, supplying headlights to cars from Citroën, Škoda, all the way to Bentley. Visitors will also have the chance to personally acquaint with interests from the field of software solutions for designers and try out digital drawing with the support of professional applications.
This year new on the program will be AUTO DESIGN PRAGUE GALLERY – a selection show of the best projects by graduates from leading world universities focused on transport design. The exhibition of graduate projects from the upcoming designer generation will offer a unique look at the work of the most talented young creators and their vision of future transportation. This exhibition will be open to the public from 15th to 20th September in the National Technical Library Gallery in Prague.
“AUTO DESIGN PRAGUE is not only a prestige gathering of top professionals. We want to provide the possibility of contact with exceptional personalities to all people who love good design. In addition, the Czech Republic has a great automotive tradition and culture and therefore Prague is definitely the right location for organising such an event, says editor-in-chief of AutoDesign&Styling magazine Radek Laube, who is one of the organisers of the event.
AUTO DESIGN PRAGUE is a unique event open to professionals and a wide public. You will be taken through the world of automotive design by the designers themselves and leading personalities of this most creative field of the automotive industry. The event will take place 18th September in the National Technical Library in Prague – Dejvice, with ten presentations and an accompanying program.
There will be several interesting cars to see and at stands of conference partners visitors will be able to test virtual prototyping, clay modelling, and become acquainted with some of the most modern designing tools from software to prototype building and 3D printing. The event’s main organiser is AutoDesign&Styling magazine, which has for eight years brought its readers the most interesting trends in automotive design.
All details can be found at www.auto-design-prague.cz.
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