McLaren JetSet

DesignerMarianna Merenmies
Prize2nd Place in Transportation / Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Entry Description

WHEN THE CITIES GET CROWDED AND LIMITED OF ACCESS FOR THE MOST POWERFUL CARS, RAISES A GROWING NEED FOR SMALL CARS WITH SUPERIOR FUEL EFFICIENCY.. ..THIS IS ANOTHER NEXT STEP FOR MCLAREN IN THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION.. This vehicle is designed to attract clients typical for such premium vehicles like McLaren. But as space is getting scarce and we need more ecological solutions, even luxury brands need to propose cityvehicles with small C02 footprint. Aiming to be etremely light and aerodynamic for superior fuel efficiency, this vehicles masters with the use of superlight carbonfibre stuctures in chassis, body, suspensions and wheels. It is a 1-seater aimed for citydrive offering the thrills and driving pleasures we still yearn to have. With all electric drive it offers a totally new way of combining motions and emotions in sustainable design.

About Designer

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Technicon Design Rüsselsheim, Germany 2012 RCA graduation project sponsorship and internship KIA Design Center Europe Frankfurt, Germany 2011 Exterior Designer Internship Car exterior design projects Sketches 2D and selected theme for 3D development in full-size clay RCA graduation project brainstorming Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam Potsdam, Germany 2005 - 2009 Exterior Designer Car exterior design projects Projects for Volkswagen, Bugatti, Skoda, Lamborghini and Audi, covering all segments from 00 to E Several selected proposals for scale model and full-size development Design of a Volkswagen virtual show car Volkswagen One presented in VW Vision 2028 webpage Fuore Design Barcelona, Spain 2001 – 2005 Senior designer Car exterior design projects Projects for Mitsubishi, Subaru, Jaguar, Renault, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, SsangYong and VW Car interior design projects Full-size interior designs concepts for Subaru for production and show cars EDUCATION Royal College of Art, London, UK MA Vehicle Design 2010 - 2012 Majenta Academy, London, UK Intensive Alias Training 2010 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland Department of Product and Strategic Design 1998 - 2000 Master’s studies of Product and Strategic Design École d´Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France Erasmus exchange 1995-1996 Helsinki University of Technology, Finland Department of Architecture 1991 - 1998 Master's studies of Architecture