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The Art of Vehicle Design 1.9.-11-9.2016

STANCE are holding an art exhibition! Here’s the info… (note: the gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday)

This exhibition aims to showcase the art that happens behind the scenes, simply as part of our design process in Vehicle Design. Often these sketches and models are discarded or ignored as designs progress towards their final stages. The aim of our exhibition is to celebrate the artistry and creativity that happens spontaneously on paper, on canvas, on scraps of paper, on napkins at dinner, in our notebooks on the train etc. A designer must transition from art to commerce (a real product) but the emotion and energies of these early rough beginnings are vital to keep alive in our designs, in order to create successful vehicles.

In Vehicle Design, the designer must celebrate and practice their artistic skills.

These works are selected from current and previous Vehicle Design Bachelors students of Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts.
Some works are selected from students of Transportation design at Steiglitz Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2015 our students worked with their peers in Russia for a 10 day automotive design workshop.

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Toyota concept sketches at Toyota Plus -Magazine // Antti Laukkanen 3rd year student

Our 3rd year student Antti Laukkanen made Toyota concept sketches for Toyota Plus -magazine.

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The article is titled “Autot- muotoilun kunigaslaji”

Read Toyota Plus -Magazine here

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Advanced motorcycle design and 3D modelling

Advanced motorcycle design workshop.  Modelling tips and tricks with Rhinoceros 3D modelling software.

Our lecturer was vehicle designer Heikki Naulapää www.naulapaa.com, who has been working with motorcycle design for years last with BMW motorcycles.

We have had learned basic skills of modelling with Rhinoceros last spring. Earlier we have been modelling small parts based on sketches, but now Heikki set the target higher. First we draw sketches from scratch or to be based on some motorcycle model what we liked to use as a reference for our own design.

Next step was setup for Rhinoceros, scaling sketch to correct size etc. And of course some Heikki’s secret tips and tricks that made modelling to be much faster and smoother.

After doing the 3D modelling we finalized concepts by using rendering software
for adding lighting enviroment and photorealistic materials.

-Vehicle Design (AMU11) students

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Kalle Keituri 2013
Olli Seppälä 2013


Sami Kallamaki motorcycle concept
Sami Kallamäki 2013
Viljami Räisänen 2013
Markus Niininen 2013
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Student interview

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KALLE KEITURI, 2nd year

Vehicle design is probably the dream job for many little and slightly bigger boys. Why did you become interested in the field?

-I’ve been drawing cars since preschool, and started fixingcars already before I was old enough to get a driving license. Gradually, I became interested in the overall design of cars. I can’t really even think of another field I’d like to work in and which I’d be so enthusiastic about. Vehicle Design is a new major degree programme at the Institute of Design.

Have you enjoyed it?

-Designers who have graduated from Industrial Design have been employed by the vehicle industry already before, so I had high expectations about the programme. And I can say that I haven’t been disappointed. I enjoy the studies, and the teachers are good and up-to-date with changes in the sector. The atmosphere in our class is excellent, and everyone is motivated. The sector is very competitive.

How can one succeed?

-It’s hard to say at this stage. However, I believe that studying at Lahti Institute of Design provides adequate skills for future employment needs. The rest is up to yourself.

Your dream employer?

-BMW

2018 update: Kalle graduated in 2015, and continued his studies at the RCA London, Vehicle Design Masters course, and in 2017 he began his automotive design career at Rolls Royce Motor Cars, UK design studio, which incidentally is owned by BMW! Dream achieved.

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