FORMCAST - Car Design Insight

FORMCAST - Car Design Insight

FORMCAST is a podcast by Form Trends, an online resource dedicated to providing information, advice and insight into the automotive, transportation and mobility design sectors. Founded by Eric Gallina in 2012. formtrends.com

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July 21, 2021 90 min

Maximilian Missoni has been head of design for Polestar Cars since 2018. After joining Volvo Cars 2012 and subsequently being promoted to VP of exterior design in 2014, becoming Polestar's design director following Thomas Ingenlath's appointment as CEO of the premium electric vehicle brand was a natural progression for Missoni. In this candid FORMCAST interview, Missoni speaks with Eric Gallina about his career path – from ...

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Anna Costamagna is an Italian Interior Design Manager working at Peugeot and Advanced Design Manager for Stellantis. While her mother worked as an assistant to Sergio Pininfarina, she began her career at Bertone in Caprie, a suburb of her native Turin, after studying engineering and management. She then moved to Paris, France, to bring Peugeot production cars to fruition. Over her career, Costamagna has worked with a number of comp...

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June 8, 2021 49 min

In this episode of the FORMCAST podcast, Form Trends editor Eric Gallina and Car Design Research director Sam Livingstone discuss some of the more interesting new car debuts in May and early June 2021. The highlights include the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake, the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup, the compact Ford Maverick pickup, the hyper-exclusive Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the Geely Vision Starburst Concept, the fifth-generation Ki...

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Amko Leenarts has been a designer at Ford since 2012. Prior to that, he led Interior Design for the Peugeot brand in France. Now Head of Design for Ford Europe, Leenarts speaks with Form Trends founder Eric Gallina about becoming an automotive designer after years of working as an architect, how he proposed new solutions in interior design, joined as Global Interior Design Director at Ford in Dearborn and became "king of the co...

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April 27, 2021 42 min

The Shanghai motor show opened its doors to the public recently, showing an immense array of new vehicles. While the debuts from Chinese carmakers are numerous, there were also some noteworthy new car launches from European, US-based and Japanese manufacturers looking to tap into the world's largest car market.  In this FORMCAST episode, Eric Gallina and Sam Livingstone discuss these foreign carmaker debuts, including some new ...

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Automotive design is a largely male-dominated profession, but nascent electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid is not your typical car company. Form Trends editor Eric Gallina speaks with Joann Jung, Sue Magnusson, and Jenny Ha – the interior design director, CMF design director, and exterior design manager, respectively – who are working to develop the California startup's new line of vehicles.

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March 31, 2021 42 min

In this episode of the FORMCAST podcast Form Trends editor Eric Gallina and Car Design Research director Sam Livingstone discuss some of the more interesting new car debuts in March 2021.

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This episode of the FORMCAST car design podcast is a little different. Pierre Paul Andriani, Senior Manager for Digital Modeling at Tata Motors' European Design Center, invited his longtime friend Brian Baker, VP of Education and Principal Historian at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, to discuss the history of the sedan and whether there's any life left in the three-box vehicle typology in the future.  Hop...

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There's been a lot of new car news since the start of the year.  Form Trends editor Eric Gallina sits down with Sam Livingstone of Car Design Research to discuss some of the more interesting debuts and what they mean in the greater car design landscape.

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Pierre Leclercq is Citroen's Head of Design. He's worked in Italy, California, Germany, China and Korea before returning to France and joining PSA. In this episode, Pierre speaks with Form Trends founder Eric Gallina about his early career working at coachbuilders Zagato and Ghia, designing the first-generation BMW  X5 and X6 at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, building several brands while working for Great Wall, and how he manag...

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Nil Sajonz is just 27 years old, but he's already moved up from interning at Bugatti to his new role as Head of Special Projects for the superluxury performance car brand. Eric Gallina speaks with him about his journey, the projects he's worked on, and the new Bugatti Bolide.

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Rivian is a start-up manufacturer blazing the path for electric trucks in the North American market, which leads the world in pickup truck sales. Eric Gallina spoke with Jeff Hammoud, the company's VP of Design, to find out more about the processes, opportunities and challenges the team has encountered and overcome behind the scenes.

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Chris Bangle is not a man in need of an introduction. Controversial and opinionated, he's made a name for himself by supporting his team and creating emotional designs. In this episode, Eric Gallina talks with him about his history, management systems and the zeitgeist.

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Derek Jenkins has a rich history in the automotive design arena. Now VP of Design at California electric luxury vehicle start-up Lucid Motors, Eric Gallina speaks with him about the past, present and future, and finds out what it's like to build a new car brand.

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Sam Livingstone, Director of Car Design Research and a tutor at the Royal College of Art, speaks with Eric Gallina about design in global markets, divergence and convergence, brand equity, and the future of mobility.  Strap in for this one!

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James Hope is a designer who has traveled the world, living on many continents while working for Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Johnson Controls, General Motors and Chery Automobile. Eric Gallina speaks with him about the differences he's witnessed over the course of his career thus far.

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The all-new Ford Bronco set the Internet on fire when it was revealed.  Eric Gallina speaks with Bronco chief designer Paul Wraith and chief interior designer Bill Mangan to find out more about the design of these very appealing new vehicles in this episode of FORMCAST.

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Paul Snyder is the Chair of Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, MI. In this episode of FORMCAST, Paul speaks with Eric Gallina about his career path, the curriculum at CCS and the challenges students face.

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July 15, 2020 28 min

The Ford F-150 has been the leader in the pickup truck segment and the best-selling vehicle in Ford’s North American lineup for the past 43 years. Eric Gallina speaks with chief designer Ehab Kaoud to find out what went into the design of the new 2021 F-150, codenamed P702. 

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Klaus Busse is head of design for Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Fiat, Abarth, Lancia. Eric Gallina recently caught up with him to discuss the impact of the pandemic and the future of the Italian car brands he looks after.

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