Auto(r) Design Conference Zagreb with Luciano Bove

Saturday 26 April I have been invited by Daniel Tomicic to be part of a real great Automotive Design Conference in Zagreb named Auto(r) Design.
The speaker’s pannel was of excellent respect: Domagoj Đukec from BMW, Peter Stevens famous British car designer and professor at RCA, Alessio Minchella car designer, Kevin Rice Mazda Europe Design director, Luciano Bove Renault Design manager & Blogger, Pontus Fontaeus car designer consultant for Land Rover, Nyko de Peyer Local Motors Manager, Philip Nemeth designer & design education expert, Simone Porta car design expert.

I would like to recall Kevin Rice’s presentation about Mazda Design philosophy rich of Japanese culture and how the european design center interacts with the other two design centers (Japan & California).

Pontus Fontaeus experience in managing the latest Land Rover concept car and how is his own design process, Peter Stevens talking about how car design evolved since early century to today and what type of thinking this analysis could provoke, Luciano Bove (me) presenting our new R&D design team at Renault and how we did our latest concept the Renault Next Two self-driving car, great presentation by Nyko about Local Motors online activity and design contest mostly its evolution in USA.

In the afternoon we also had an interesting Design Talk on stage speaking about how we perceive elegance and quality in Design according to its weight or lightness.

Sunday morning, before leaving Zagreb, I had the opportunity to see few portfolios for suggestions and tips, I could also make a very simple quick demo tutorial for a 14 years old kid named Jakov.

Luciano Bove quick demo for Jakov

I loved this week end full of usefull activities, special thanks to Daniel Tomicic for the invitation and great hospitality reserved to me.

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