The Man Who Designed The Chemex Coffeemaker Also Designed This Bonkers Car

Ever seen a Chemex coffee maker? It’s a lovely thing. Looks like an hourglass made from scientific glassware. It’s in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, even. Ever wonder how the person who designed that would have designed a car? No? Well, too bad. Because he did, and here it is. »10/17/15 1:45pm10/17/15 1:45pm


The Ford 24.7 Concept Car Predicted Apps Years Before Smartphones

Take a look at that dashboard: It's clearly presenting the driver with a selection of apps, each with a simple, readable icon. This isn't some 2015 future-mobile, though. It's the Ford 24.7 concept, a design exercise from January 2000—seven years before most folks came to know the concept of "apps." »10/08/14 3:14pm10/08/14 3:14pm

13 Concept Cars From the Past That Still Feel Like the Future

When I was a kid, I always loved it when auto show season came around, and the concept cars hit the stage. Looking at those uncommon curves felt like looking into the future, where roads twisted through the heavens and The Jetsons read like a historical document. It's funny how that feeling survives. »5/05/14 12:45pm5/05/14 12:45pm

Shape-Shifting BMW Concept Car Is Made of CLOTH

BMW has created a concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model, which takes a seamless, plastic-coated lycra material, and stretches it over a metal frame with moving parts—allowing for the car to have shape-shifting properties. The shape of the body can be changed without tearing or loosening the fabric, and the… »6/10/08 10:15pm6/10/08 10:15pm

Ford SYNUS Concept is Perfect for Your Vacation to Baghdad

How's this for some ominous copy: "As the population shifts back to the big cities, you'll need a rolling urban command center." Yes, after the fallout we need to reclaim our metropolises from the mutant hobo zombie hordes, and Ford has got our backs. Their SYNUS (quite possibly the worst vehicle name ever) is a… »2/20/07 10:53am2/20/07 10:53am