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Paul Nichols

MA work

For me, design has always been an opportunity to fall in love with a strange culture, a foreign method or an unexplored lineage. The concept of our field, both as a paid professional career and as a potential outlet for self-actualisation, is miraculous. I feel that the calibre of my peers and tutors as well as the privilege of being accepted among them has instilled a desire to use every project as a chance to make an ethical design contribution.


My project aims to exponentially increase and redefine the ‘mobility’ a car provides, with the ultimate goal of creating a new completely mobile generational subculture. In the early 1900s, the introduction of the cheap motor car redefined people’s employment prospects, allowing them a vast new scope of possibilities. In a similar fashion, my concept brand will enable a young brave generation the possibility of a ‘fluid’ employment lifestyle. The project was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s concept of a ‘comprehensive designer’ and Jack Kerouac’s writings on the Beat Generation.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2012

  • For me, design has always been an opportunity to fall in love with a strange culture, a foreign method or an unexplored lineage. The concept of our field, both as a paid professional career and as a potential outlet for self-actualisation, is miraculous. I feel that the calibre of my peers and tutors as well as the privilege of being accepted among them has instilled a desire to use every project as a chance to make an ethical design contribution.


    My project aims to exponentially increase and redefine the ‘mobility’ a car provides, with the ultimate goal of creating a new completely mobile generational subculture. In the early 1900s, the introduction of the cheap motor car redefined people’s employment prospects, allowing them a vast new scope of possibilities. In a similar fashion, my concept brand will enable a young brave generation the possibility of a ‘fluid’ employment lifestyle. The project was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s concept of a ‘comprehensive designer’ and Jack Kerouac’s writings on the Beat Generation.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Automotive Design, Coventry, 2010
  • Experience

  • Contract Designer, Rivian Automotive, Rockledge FL, USA, 2011; Design Internship, General Motors, Melbrook, 2009; Design Internship, Jaguar, Coventry, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Coventry University Degree Show, Coventry University, 2010
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Rolls-Royce Sponsored Project RCA, 2012; Finalist, Ferrari World Design Contest, 2011