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Materials inspiring future design? Why Not.
Pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation
By providing high-tech materials and technologies which form the foundation for future concepts, Covestro can take your project to the next level. We have partnered with designers at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and Umea Institute of Design in Sweden to develop an autonomous, electric vehicle concept that showcases innovative and bold materials solutions for vehicle interiors and exteriors. As part of Covestro's vision, we want to aid all designers in applying new materials in areas and products where they haven't been implemented before. With our expertise and enabling technologies we can push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.


With technical support from Covestro experts, Umea Institute of Design ( Sweden ) students developed completely new ideas for design and functionality that expanded past design concepts and materials utilization. Their contributions played a key role in the design of the electric concept vehicle we displayed at the K2016 trade show.

Materials inspiring autonomous vehicle interior design

As the automotive industry prepares for the emergence of autonomous vehicles, more attention than ever is focused on vehicle interiors. With the vehicle driving itself after all, every passenger in such a vehicle will be able to engage in whatever activity he or she desires. What will the interiors of future autonomous vehicles look and feel like? Here are some ideas from top automotive design students.

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Don Kabongo
Katelyn Kleinhenz
Youngkwang Lee

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"Covestro materials allow industrial designers to showcase their creative prowess and bring their visions to reality"

Cecile Giroux - Adjunct Professor, College for Creative Studies

Design Concept for Electric Cars at K 2016

At the K 2016 plastics trade fair, Covestro unveiled an entirely new concept for designing electric motor vehicles. It was developed in close collaboration with design students and partners in the auto industry, and is based on pioneering plastics technologies. The concept was presented in the form of a contemporary electric car incorporating current trends in exterior design, including a seamless front end, innovative holographic lighting, polycarbonate wrap-around glazing and the use of sustainable coating and adhesive systems.

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