Art Center College of Design held its annual winter degree show late last year, showcasing the work of its 14 graduates. While most of the concepts on show were proposals for cars, there were also some yachts and clay model concepts created by two of the graduating students.
Here is a rundown of some of the concepts and proposals on show:
Alvin Tseng showed a proposal for an Audi A7 Coupe as well as a single-seat race car for Kia and the tiny, urban Renault Fizy; Bradley Kappel envisioned a future Mini Cooper; Harim Kim showcased interior design proposals for Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW; and Hyung Dong Kim created the Alfa Romeo 6EC concept and flatwork for a pair of Volkswagen-branded vehicles.
Ian Kim’s Porsche Tawan, a small coupe crossover for the sports car maker, was his main piece; Isaac Chan was the sole student to create a pair of yacht concepts rather than wheeled vehicles; John McCarthy envisioned a playful concept for Ford as well as a future luxury product for the carmaker’s premium Lincoln brand; and Joon Hyung Yi’s Genesis, Acura and BMW concepts showed his thought process was centered firmly on premium brands.
Nobuhiko Honda, meanwhile, returned to simplicity with his Toyota 01 concept but also devised a futuristic Jeep concept; Tom Hu’s focus was on interior design, illustrated through his Acura, Nissan and Lamborghini flatwork; Tony Tarantino showcased his fondness for clay modeling with his Chevrolet Cheyenne truck but also showed his vision for a future Alfa Romeo GTV; Yohaan Nanji’s proposal for a future Lexus flagship certainly looked the part; and Zaihe Wang’s Genesis LA concept was accompanied by his flatwork visions for Tesla, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.