Royal College of Art student, Pierre Sabas, has won the Best Overall Automotive Interior Design award at last week's renowned Interior Motives Design Awards, Paris. Sabas was recognised for his intelligent approach to design. His vision for the future of automotive design also won him the Best Safety Interior Award.
Praised by judges for its "free flowing form" and "occupant-centred approach", it's a worthy winner. Exhibiting a highly innovative view of the vehicle, Sabas' design frees the vehicle from traditional and technical limitations. The concept rethinks the vehicles interior, designing from the inside out for maximum protection.
Euan Sey, chair of the judging panel and editor of Interior Motives magazine, comments: "Pierre is an inspirational designer, whose creation demonstrated innovation by taking credible technologies a step further. The result offers the driver an exhilarating feeling of driving that is also safer than existing vehicles. And with its simplistic interior, free from gadgets and clutter, this conception really does push the boundaries of design."
The calibre of this year's awards has been once again extremely high. At the prestigious ceremony held at Club Med World Paris, awards were presented to design students from across the globe for a range of categories including Best Innovation, Best Eco Design and Best Use of Technology. The winners of each category showcased just how far vehicles can be pushed and the breadth of talent there is across the world's budding automotive designers.
The Interior Motives Design Awards aims to support the next generation of automotive designers. The event also challenges the international student design community to create innovative, functional and inspirational interior design solutions that meet the changing lifestyles of consumers.