As automakers continue to push the boundaries of interior design, it’s not surprising to see the public transition from viewing the cabin as just another place to sit to a form of modern art. And why not? Most already view vehicle exteriors in this way.
Pop culture magazine Out of Order recently took a look at these emerging masterpieces – focusing specifically on the changing face of vehicle dashboards. The concept designs they highlighted range from modern to space age.
Avi Abrams, author of the piece in Out of Order, explains:
Modern dashboards are significantly more than just arrangements of knobs and dials around a steering wheel. At their best, new concept dashboards feel more like clouds of futuristic worlds, enveloping the driver and lifting him into a stratosphere of high style and impeccable taste.
Granted, some of the recent concept dashboards are so wildly bizarre that it’s hard to imagine yourself “easing into” such an environment, much less simply concentrating on driving. Other dashboards seem to be designed only to “buck the trend” and come up with something radical and shocking that rival companies have not tried yet. (Fresh concepts are expected to appear every year at different auto shows, making automotive design a highly dynamic and competitive field). And yet, there are plenty of fantastic dashboards to be found in modern concept cars to inspire and excite the most demanding of drivers. [more]
Below are six of the designs featured in Out of Order:
For more concept dashboards to be inspired by, check out Out of Order.