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5 Concept Designers Who Will Blow Your Mind!

We bring you into a world of irresistible and compelling design concepts that you didn’t think possible or even imagined ever existing … so sit back and be amazed.

1/ Gray Design, Sweden

This Swedish firm is firmly focused is on creating uniqueness through beauty and visual extravagance. Founded by Eduard Gray, Gray Design has quickly become a recognizable brand synonymous with extravagance and daring, with a range of supercar designs, concepts and luxury yachts that have been well received across the globe. Gray is also available for custom design work, and are willing to take your ideas and apply their style to them to present you with a design that will exceed your expectations.

Gray Design have conceptualised this ultimately sleek, high performance motor yacht – the Strand Craft 122. This 38m open superyacht will be able to reach a top speed of 40 knots with her twin MTU 16V4000 engines with the ability to achieve 55 knots with the use of her optional Rolls-Royce KaMeWa boosters; offering over 14,000hp. The Strand Craft 122 is a vision of absolute splendour inside and out, holding an impressive Art Deco interior that can be personalised to any discerning taste.

2/ Ralph Tayler-Webb, UK

Ever since Ford Motor Company replied to 12 year old Ralph’s ‘How do I become a Car Designer?’ letter, his path and purpose was clearly laid out. While studying for a Masters in Transport Design at Coventry University, followed by a Masters in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London, Ralph was selected for an internship at Diahatsu in Japan as well as carrying out projects with Volkswagen and Kia. He was nominated for the Helen Hamlyn Design Award for ‘Creativity in People-Centered Design’. In 2009 his team won first prize for ‘Best personalization’ and were finalists in ‘Best lifestyle interior’ category at the Interior Motives Design Awards.

The HALCYON is Ralph’s vision for motoring – created for people who have a passion for cars as well as a love of the natural world. It’s inspired by the Owl bird, and is indeed clean (powered by electricity), efficient, ultra-lightweight and eerily silent. It’s designed to tread lightly, minimising the carbon footprint and leaving the wilderness just as wild as you found it.

3/ Kyoung Soo Na, Korea

Seoul resident Kyoung soo Na, 27, received a degree in industrial design in 2009 and has since dazzled the world of design with his unique and future forward aesthetic. He believes that “design is a form of language of communication to people” and that the three elements of design should be Curiosity, Originality, Creativity and seeing as design is a communication tool, “it should be interpretable.”

His response to the increasing quandrary of power, pollution and congestion in our cities, is the Aiolos, an electrically powered vehicle whose systems of Aiolos are based on digital signals to help navigate traffic better, work more efficiently when steering and are based on reading sensors that adjust the vehicles performance to suit the surrounding environment.

4/ Darío Alejandro Narváez, Colombia.

Darío studied Industrial Design at Icesi University in Cali – Colombia and his designs have a strong relationship to the Colombian landscape and geography. Colombia has a privileged location on the planet: three mountain ranges, forests and plains – immensely rich in landscapes and unexplored places. It’s  also the only country in South America with two coasts: the Atlantic and the Pacific.

His 2021 concept electric car is named the ‘Nemesis’ and it’s designed to respond to the geographical needs of Colombia. Darío believes he has created a versatile car, whose car body is composed of two essential parts which allows for an open car and appreciate the nature and tropical landscape. The tire is the functional value that respond to changing conditions on the ground. It is an aggressive car for those with a high sense of exploration and are always willing to take up a challenge.

5/ Makoto Tanijiri, Japan

Hiroshima resident Makoto Tanijiri graduated from Anabuki Design College in 1994 and shortly after, set up the multi award-winning ‘Suppose Design Office’, known today for its clean, clever, minimalist designs featured in publications all over the world  including HOME, Modern Living, ELLE Décor and Noble House magazines.

Makoto Tanijiri thinks that it is important to keep looking for something new as an architect. He defines his work as a chance to realize fresh ideas about buildings and relationships of all interactive elements. Tanijiri sometimes feels that society is dismissive of accepting modern ideas, and that is why, he  always seeks to explore the ‘new’ within the bounds of what is also familiar to human life.


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