"Minimalism is not a lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something." Nicholas Burroughs
Current UID student Kosin Voravattayagon has won an Interior Motives Student Award for the second consecutive year at the Frankfurt Motor show. He submitted his result from a vehicle interior design project the Transportation Design Programme did in collaboration with MINI in 2010. His concept is called Diet Mini and it is proposing a drastic reduction in size and weight with the aim to maximize the interior space while minimizing the exterior size. The proposal is a 3-meter long 4-seated car allowing a high level of interior customization and exchangeability.
From Car Design News: 2010 Student Designer of the Year Kosin Voravattayagon returned this year with another excellent interior design, walking off with the Best Production Interior award for the second time in a row. Mixing elements of the existing Mini interior design with the lightweight, minimalist approach of Alec Issigonis& original car, Diet Mini packs four seats into a three-meter-long body. "I like the idea of wrapping the IP in spray-on fabric," said GM's Jeff Perkins, "it's a really great way of using lightweight materials."