GIMS QATAR 2023 - Future Design Forum
GIMS QATAR 2023 - Future Design Forum
Event Summary: Partnering with Qatar Auto Museum (QAM) and Car Design News (CDN), GIMS Qatar 2023 explores the future of car design, hosting a curated and selected set of discussions that specifically explore the potential for bold new design directions for luxury and supercars. Expect a rich programme of scheduled content and an exclusive line-up of speakers, disruptive dialogues and cross-disciplinary thinking to breakout of comfortable silos. Bringing together talents and leaders from the automotive industry, design studios, luxury brands and beyond, join us in the stunning surrounds of the National Museum of Qatar and get inspired!
Exclusive Keynote: 40 mins
Frank Stephenson: Creative Director, Frank Stephenson Design
Frank Stephenson has designed everything from small hatchbacks to SUVs, but it is his work with McLaren which he is best known for. During a 9-year long tenure as design director at the supercar brand, Stephenson oversaw the P1, 675LT and 720s among other models. Since founding his own studio, Stephenson has underlined his position as one of the most influential figures in car design with an online channel that has amassed millions of views.
Re-thinking Luxury: 1hr
How will changing consumer desires and new technology shape the future of luxury car design? The definition of luxury is changing with traditional materials under question, and new technology such as autonomous driving offering a first-class plane lounge experience. What then, will the future of luxury look like and how will designers respond?
The future of Supercars: 1hr
Electrification has changed the nature of the production car, what will it do for the supercar? Will the move to EV prompt new forms and aesthetics in the way that some legendary performance brands are experimenting with historic typologies like the shooting brake. There is also the question of powertrain – with the visceral thrills of engine noise set to disappear, designers will need to look to alternative means to provide excitement beyond the sheer velocity. And will ICE-powered supercars still have a place?
Moderator: James McLachlan, Editor - Car Design News
- Felix Kilbertus - Chief Creative Officer, Pininfarina(opens in a new tab)
- (opens in a new tab)Young Kwang Nam (YK) - Lead Interior Designer, Bentley Motors
- Dale Harrow - Chair and Director Intelligent Mobility, Royal College of Art
- Sasha Selipanov - Founder/Head of Design, Hardline27 LLC
- Daniel Darancou - Vice President of Design, Qiantu EV
- Guy Donovan Burgoyne MA - Design Leader/Expert
Exclusive Preview: 40 mins
Exclusive unveiling from the Qatar Auto Museum & VCUArts Qatar
Premiere of “Marcello Gandini, almost in Qatar” exclusive video interview with the Maestro, unveiling his collaboration with the Qatar Auto Museum and VCUArts Qatar: a new Gandini prototype? A vehicle? A revolution? … Almost. Marcello Gandini (b 1938. Turin, Italy) is one of the world’s most influential automotive designers. He has designed the automobiles that defined the late 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, even the 1990s. Gandini’s portfolio includes iconic cars like Lamborghini Miura, Maserati Quattroporte IV, Innocenti Mini, Cizeta V16T, first-generation BMW 5 Series, Audi 50/VW Polo, Fiat X1/9, Lamborghini Countach and Diablo, Lancia Stratos, and many others. From 2000 until today, Gandini has been reinventing the way an automobile is made through in-depth research on both materials and manufacturing processes which led to several innovations and patents, developed in collaboration with major international car manufacturers.
After the screening, James Mclachlan will moderate a discussion to expand on the concept of the mysterious prototype with Marzia Gandini, daughter of Marcello Gandini and founder of THINK PR; Alkindi Ajawabra, Director of Qatar Auto Museum; and Simone Carena, Associate Professor at VCUArts Qatar.
- Simone Carena - Associate Professor, Interior Design, VCUArts Qatar
- Marzia Gandini - Communication and PR Consultant, THINK PR - MARZIA GANDINI COMUNICAZIONE
- Dr. Alkindi Aljawabra - Director, Qatar Auto Museum
CAR DESIGN NEWS
Car Design News (opens in a new tab)is the leading resource for car design professionals globally. Reaching highly engaged decision makers, influencers and innovators. For over two decades, Car Design News has been the leading conduit to the global automotive design supply chain. Launched in 1999 makes us the oldest, and most creative car design brand. 20- year archive of cars and designers. With an award-winning team of journalists, analysts and commercial marketers, we provide the latest global design news, exclusive interviews, reviews, videos, insights, intelligence, careers, archive motor show reports, global market forecasts and events, both virtual and in-person, to facilitate and create business opportunities for the world’s car design community. Inspiring connections, whether you are an OEM, Tier supplier, design studio, service, software or equipment provider across the supply chain, Car Design News has the busiest career listings development and graduation coverage.
QATAR AUTO MUSEUM
Qatar Auto Museum (QAM) will serve as a hub for culture and innovation by showcasing one of the most vibrant and passionate car culture communities in the world through an unmatched collection of automobiles and engaging exhibitions and experiences that unite innovators, designers, engineers, collectors, and policymakers through a shared passion for cars. The Museum is expected to openin 2026.The new, 30,000-square-metre (320,000-square-foot) museum is designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), led by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas, and will be housed in the old Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) .The development of Qatar Auto Museum project is supported by QAM Advisory Board members, supervised by H.E. Dr.Hessa bint Sultan Al Jaber, QAM President, and managed by Dr. AlkindiAljawabra, QAM Director.
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