Exploring Ford UK's design studios during the past 70 years, this book provides a unique insight into the company's history, its UK studio locations, and delves into the lives of the designers, modellers and studio engineers.As a profession, automotive design has changed hugely over the past century and continues to evolve as new processes are developed. This book charts the development of Ford projects in the UK, particularly those designed in the Dunton studio, which opened in 1967 and is still a key part of Ford's design resource in Europe. From the early days of chalk drawings and wooden models for the Consul to today's digital renderings and milled clays for the latest Transit, Ford's designers and technicians have never been short of creativity. This book tells their story, in their own words.
Nick Hull has over 25 years' experience as a designer, academic and writer on automotive design. He started his career as a designer at Jaguar, working on the XJ220 and then worked for Honda from 1992-2002, initially heading up the interior design studio in Germany. From 2002 he has taught at Coventry University on the Automotive and Transport Design course. His areas of research include the history of automotive design and the study of proportions in car design.He is also a contributor to several publications, including Car Design News, its sister publication, Interior Motives magazine, and Jaguar World, and is the author of Jaguar Design - A Story of Style.