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Re-think Design: BMW's Shape-Shifting GINA


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As far as I know there is a concept that is by far older:
Combat aircraft, even in WW2, where designed with textile outer body over a wooden skeleton (some DIY kits are made this way today).
The moveable skeleton is the most exiting.
#1 Shahar Klein on 2008-06-14 06:41
@Shahar:

true. Even in the automobile industry you'll find examples of the usage of cloth - cabriolet cars. You're completely right, the clever use of the changing shapes is the interesting bit.

I'm not too sure people will feel comforable and safe in a cloth car though, but the idea can be applied in other fields too of course..
#2 Bart Veldhuizen on 2008-06-15 12:45
Since it is really exiting I'm thinking of using the idea in my work...
In car design I think BMW can be trusted to make the skeleton safe when concept becomes product.
#2.1 Shahar Klein (Homepage) on 2008-06-15 13:24

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