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Tianqin Bao

MA work


Scars are signs of having used products, and present different stories of the relationship between humans and products. But under the pollution of disposable consumerism, humans and cars have been estranged by our endless need to recover the newness of objects, time after time. The reason we polish cars is to preserve value or, so called beatification. It is superficial that only that which is undamaged is considered good, and that those imperfect vehicles or objects which have followed us for a long time are regarded as unwanted.

This project takes the concept of a scar, integrating parametric design to create a new healing process for bringing damaged vehicles back to life. By telling the story of life and death, emotions are once again aroused between human and vehicle.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Vehicle Design, 2015

  • Degrees

  • BA Automotive Design, Coventry University, 2013
  • Experience

  • Automotive designer, Bentley Motors, Crewe, 2012
  • Awards

  • First prize, Zyngo Award, 2015