Actualité 18.06.2008

Video – BMW GINA light visionary model concept car

For car and design enthusiasts such as me, this is REALLY cool! 

“BMW recently revealed the GINA light visionary model concept car, an innovative new exploration in car design.
instead of the traditional steel and plastic body shell, the GINA concept uses a textile fabric starches over a wire
frame. this unique idea allows the car’s skin to change shape, stretching to match the position and curve of the
wire frame. this idea is demonstrated in the ‘blinking’; headlights and the flexibility of the car doors as they open.
the project began by questioning the purpose of a car’s body and exploring new possibilities. chris bangle,
director of design for BMW, discuses the project in the video below. the car is currently on show at the BMW
museum in munich, germany.”

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(Source: Designboom via