A car, exploded

Crystal Bennes, reporting for Domus:

The press release doesn’t specify how it was exactly that Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda came to meet Mitsuru Kariya, project designer for the new Honda Civic, but I bet that it wasn’t in a cloakroom in Davos. Swipes at the AccelorMittal Orbit aside, for Ikeda’s newest work, data.anatomy [civic], Honda stumped up a lot more than mere cash: Kariya’s team handed over the complete set of CAD files and wireframes for the brand new, ninth-generation Honda Civic. Ikeda said it was like being given a secret file from the FBI.


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