Ferrari has announced the winners of its Top Design School Challenge.
The Manifesto, designed by the students from the ISD-Rubika Valenciennes, claimed the “Gran Premio Assoluto” award after a unanimous decision. According to the Italian automaker, the Manifesto was the most complete of all the designs, creating a coherent vision of a car. The jury also noted its “spectacular door opening mechanism,” while applauding the focus on its exterior, cabin and running gear designs.
Ferrari also highlighted the FL by Roman Egorov as the only design that focused solely on the cabin. Featuring an unconventional shape, the FL chose to go with “luxury” and “noble materials” rather than carbon fiber and leather.
Lastly, the “Premio Speciale” award went to the de Esfera, a concept from three students at the Hongik University in South Korea. That award was given to the design that received the most votes online.
The contest initially started with 50 schools before the designs were narrowed down to eight and ultimately four. The finalists included the Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany), the College for Creative Studies in Detroit (US), the Asia-Pacific region’s top design school, Hongik University in Seoul (Korea) and the ISD-Rubika in Valenciennes (France).
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