Published on June 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VW Budd-e Receives ‘Interior Design of the Year Award’ for Concept Car
The futuristic interior concept of the BUDD-e showcar, which was unveiled in the CES show in Las Vegas in January, received the ‘Interior Design of the Year – Concept Vehicle’ award. The award was presented at the ‘Automotive Interiors Expo 2016’ in Stuttgart where the world’s finest designers, innovations and products in the automotive interiors arena are honoured.
At the beginning of the year, Volkswagen showed a glimpse of what future electric cars from the Volkswagen brand may look like at Las Vegas with the innovative show car, the BUDD-e. What is characteristic of the futuristic concept is the intuitive operation of the instrument and operating concept and the air of lightness which prevails in the interior.
After making a gesticulation to open the sliding door, the driver enters an interior which is more evocative of a lounge than a car. For example, if the front passenger wants to talk to the rear passengers, he or she can swivel the seat around. In the rear, two conventional seats and one seat surface placed lengthwise are installed on a soft carpet. A large format 34-inch monitor is also integrated in the side wall of the Volkswagen car.
Tomasz Bachorski, Head of Interior Design, and Gustav Hofmann, Head of Interface Design, received the award on behalf of the Volkswagen brand and the design team headed by Chief Designer Klaus Bischoff.