At New Designers part 2, upcoming transport design graduates wowed us with their prototype creations. From boats to planes, to bikes to sports cars, all areas showcased thoughtful and well-researched projects.
Coventry University transport design graduate Thomas Tzortzi designed the Eunoia airship for his final major project, to answer the question ‘How can Design; Inform, Inspire, Provoke; social and environmental solutions?’ With this question in mind Thomas designed a luxury airship to fly between destination such as London and New York, allowing passengers to appreciate and enjoy ‘slow’ travel.
Graham Hetherington explains: ‘The Tom Ford speedster embodies the classical yet modern styling of the brand Tom Ford and delivers a design that has a strong premium quality matched with a users desire for speed, romance and driving thrill. The project has been inspired by the Tom Ford eye wear collection, honest materials and aims to deliver a style of vehicle focused on total driving pleasure.’
Joss Redfern, a graduate of Northumbria University, is a kite buggy enthusiast (speeding along a beach by means of a power kite) and has created a new version that can be transported easily to and from the beach without the need for a trailer on the car. It can be folded up and wheeled away like a suitcase, enabling more people to enjoy the fast-moving sport.
Coventry University’s Henry Parnell has worked on a new combine harvester concept for Massey Ferguson. Henry says, ‘With an increased food demand due to the swell in population, there is an opportunity for a combine harvester that can bring in a variety of crops in an efficient way, through reducing time and running costs to allow farmers to maximise profitability.’
‘The new Massey Ferguson combine harvester for 2030, uses new innovative technologies and a totally new package in order to maximise productivity in a variety of conditions across the globe. By using a diesel-electric hybrid power train, the new Massey Ferguson combine harvester has a high fuel efficiency and lower impact on the environment it works in.’
Coventry University’s Matthew James Wilkinson has designed the ‘E-C50’, a 50m superyacht that addresses the very real problem of consumption in a field where clients have the ability and responsibility for setting an example by embracing new ethics.
Matthew explains, ‘The ‘E-C50’ concept aims to utilise new, up and coming, innovative green technologies and building techniques to push eco-minded design forwards to the forefront of the superyacht industry.’ The hull structure is and from resin-reinforced hemp, it has self-cleaning water-repellant paint, bio-diesel engines so that in harbour the yacht does not need the petrol engines, the worktops are made from recycled CDs and flooring is made from bamboo are just some examples of its ‘green’ features.
Andrew Chan’s motorbike trailer is aimed at the traveller who doesn’t want to resort to the car because of a suitcase. Inside the base of the trailer is a hard shell suitcase that detaches to be carried off, while the base can remain behind with the bike.
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