Shapes of Sweden by Lilian van Daal, a car seat made of pinewood, has been selected as the winning project for the 2015 Volvo Design Challenge. "We feel that Lilian's concept has a clear vision and brings together the three aspects of modernity, innovation and handling of the material," the jury commented.
Lilian van Daal's Shapes of Sweden project utilizes biomimicry, 3D printing and natural materials. Not only does the concept have a clear vision on the future but also it shows its strong relation with the Volvo brand. Her work is innovatory, aesthetic and provides perspective for the industry.
Created in 2014, the Volvo Design Challenge is an annual competition for designers. This year four young designers were in the running. Borre Akkersdijk, Lilian van Daal, Bob Schiller and Jólan van der Wiel each received a working budget for development of a design based on Volvo's 'Designed around you' philosophy.
Photos: Lisa Klappe