Faurecia is one of the world’s largest automotive equipment suppliers, with three key business groups: Interiors, Seating and Clean Mobility. Its strong technology offer provides automakers with solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of €18.7 billion. At December 31, 2016, Faurecia employed 100 000 people in 34 countries at 300 sites and 30 R&D centres.View website
Automotive interior surface finishes and textures allow the unique opportunity to bring highly creative features to the interior of vehicle design.
Architexture Design Consultancy offers exceptional surface texture design resources via 3 global studios located in Manchester, UK, Detroit, USA and Shanghai, China.
Architexture partners with automotive OEM designers to develop uniquely creative, beautiful, form-specific, and functional surface textures that underscore OEM brand identity.
DESIGN – Architexture designers collaborate with OEM designers in reviewing the design brief, and then develops ultra-high-definition 3D-printed texture samples that can be produced extremely quickly to give a true form for OEM appraisal.
VERIFY – the texture is then applied to full-sized clay models, ren-stock models and prototype substrates for management evaluation.
PRODUCE – the developed texture is delivered on all surfaces within the vehicle via our 37 Standex Engraving Mold-Tech global facilities, with multiple processes such as laser engraving on molds, specialised nickel shell production, rolls, and leather press plates.View website
Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.
Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media and entertainment industries – including the last 19 Academy Awards winners for Best Visual Effects – use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.
Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android we’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators – anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.View website
BASF is the world’s leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry. With the most extensive chemical product portfolio in the industry, BASF develops chemistry-driven innovation for efficient lightweight construction, electromobility, lower emissions and greater design freedom.
At BASF, we don’t do design, but we do help to make design projects even more successful with the right material. We bridge the gap between the creative ideas of the designers and the possibilities but also the limits of materials. BASF’s design consultation centre, designfabrik®, offers support in every phase of the design process that extends beyond the selection of material to component design, the right processing methods as well as the choice of surfaces and colours. In 2014, the first designfabrik® in Asia was opened in Tokyo to meet the requirements of the local markets and trends.View website
Dinamica® is the Italian ecological suede made of recycled polyester with an innovative water-based manufacturing process in which no harmful chemical solvents are used. The complete product line for automotive is EPD® certified, the most advanced Environmental Product Declaration, based on Dinamica® ‘s life-cycle assessment.
Dinamica® is unique, taking you into a new reality, which is exclusive, elegant, beautiful, charming, and able to evoke emotions. We are passionate about excellence and produce recyclable microfibers that are environmentally friendly and made to the highest standards. Attention to detail, quality, appearance, and performance make it even more refined.
Dinamica® has been chosen by leading OEMs for interiors thanks to our green credentials, unrivalled technical qualities and incomparable aesthetic features; perfect for seats and backrests, as well as for panels, roof lining and door interiors.View website
HARMAN International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets.
With 60+ years of deep expertise in acoustic design, tuning and signal processing, HARMAN is driving the future of the entire in-cabin experience. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems, making up for 35 percent of the world’s cars. The company’s strong portfolio of world-class brands, each with a distinctive DNA and design language, offers automakers a key differentiator for consumer connection and appeal.View website
HI Corporation focuses on providing design and engineering services with our proprietary software, and contributes to the development of our customers’ automotive products. HI Corp. intends to give people excitement and comfort through our concept, Buddy UX. We believe a car shouldn’t just be a personal space and a device to get around, but should be our Buddy. HI Corp’s UX offers an enriched and exceptional driving experience.View website
Kinetic Will Associates (KWA) provides full creative design services to multiple automotive industry clients, such as developing design strategies, concept models and production-ready designs. We have the proven expertise and resources to support all phases of the design process from research, styling and virtual modelling to prototype building and engineering.
Our wide-ranging experience combined with our compact studio setting enables us to work in a highly functional and quality-oriented way, focusing on designs that lead to innovative and feasible outcomes.
KWA is creatively inspired to predict and lead worldwide design trends.View website
MILAI is a pioneer and a leading design firm in Automotive 3D Digital Design since its establishment in 1991. From Conceptual Design to Visualization, MILAI’s innovation in 3D Digital Design leads the industry in order to optimize and contribute to the Automotive OEMs’ design development. MILAI is specialized not only in vehicle product design but also various Zero Emission Transportation solutions such as the 1st deployment of “Zero CO2 Emission EV and Biomass Power Generation System” in Asia*.
*Zero Emission Mobility Solution project 2017/Ministry of the Environment/Government/JapanView website