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Murray Westwater

MA work

Mimesis looks to nature to provide a new, safer vehicle architecture. It aims to encourage people to downsize their vehicle through safe and fun design. The main inspiration for this project came from the incredible forces that a woodpecker’s head can withstand, and recent advances in our understanding of its structure and potential. I hope that the project also highlights the potential importance of biomimetics in finding fresh solutions to problems that we have solved in the same way for many years within the industry. At the same time, these new solutions will naturally create a new architecture.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2011

  • Mimesis looks to nature to provide a new, safer vehicle architecture. It aims to encourage people to downsize their vehicle through safe and fun design. The main inspiration for this project came from the incredible forces that a woodpecker’s head can withstand, and recent advances in our understanding of its structure and potential. I hope that the project also highlights the potential importance of biomimetics in finding fresh solutions to problems that we have solved in the same way for many years within the industry. At the same time, these new solutions will naturally create a new architecture.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Automotive Design, Coventry University, 2008
  • Experience

  • Internship, Toyota Advanced Design, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; Designer, Design & Realisations, Rissington, 2008; Internship, Design & Realisations, Rissington, 2007