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Marianna Merenmies

MA work

eXtremes: Lightweight Elegance for Extreme Conditions


‘No millionaire’s cash can do away with a short driving season and a dismal roads network…’


The target market area for my final work is Russia, but the extreme conditions present there (cold and heat, bad roads, noise and pollution, criminality) can occur in the future in any part of the world due to climate change and growing populations. Luxury of both space and security is offered in this new type of a vehicle combining new technologies and materials.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2012

  • eXtremes: Lightweight Elegance for Extreme Conditions


    ‘No millionaire’s cash can do away with a short driving season and a dismal roads network…’


    The target market area for my final work is Russia, but the extreme conditions present there (cold and heat, bad roads, noise and pollution, criminality) can occur in the future in any part of the world due to climate change and growing populations. Luxury of both space and security is offered in this new type of a vehicle combining new technologies and materials.


  • Experience

  • Exterior designer (internship), Kia Design Center Europe, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2011; Exterior designer, Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam, Germany, 2005–9; Senior designer exterior/interior, Fuore Design International, Barcelona, Spain, 2001–5
  • Exhibitions

  • RAC Future Car Challenge 2021, Royal Automobile Club, London, 2011; Exhibitor of RaceAbout 2000 – Finnish Sportscar, Geneva Motor Show 2000, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000; Exhibitor of RaceAbout 2000 – Finnish Sportscar, Think2000-Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland, 2000
  • Awards

  • Second prize, Transportation – Alternative Fuel Vehicles, IDA International Design Awards, 2011; Finalist, Ferrari World Design Contest, 2011; Winner, RaceAbout 2000 – Finnish Sportscar, 1998