Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS (2019)
My first published project as an Exterior Designer at Mercedes-Benz, a concept car scheduled for the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA).
I was lucky to win the internal competition with my entry which made me the responsible designer for the complete exterior of the car.
Within a timeframe of 10 months, the design process went from conceptual sketches, a pre-study quarterscale-model and a full-scale clay model over to the fully driveable final car.
Early conceptual pre-study model. The flexible bodyside was soon abandoned, but the colour-split made it to the final model. Once separating the two "shells", it now served the purpose of visually structuring the fluid volumes and making the seamless transition from DLO to body possible.
The wrapped/painted full-scale clay model with a wall of my sketches from different stages of the project. The initial gold-black colour combo was scrapped for a more classic "alubeam"-silver during the process.
Film footage shot in the black forest. I personally feel the car needs to be in motion for the surfaces to truly come alive.
Design is always team work. Big thanks to all the talented people who made this project so amazing:
Design Management: Sylvain Wehnert, Steffen Köhl
CAD-Modelling: Stepan Jirka
Clay Modelling: Tom Gajdos, Yannik Breitmayer, Markus Frank
Engineering / Project Management: Andrej Ruckhaberle, Volker Meyer
Interior Design: Matthias Gottwald, Peter Balko, Henryk Strojwasiewicz
Hololens: Patrick Guth, Frederic Seemann
CMF: Anna Greif
UI/UX: Arthur Gängler, Felix Drössler, Bärbel Rest