INFINITI designers divulge inspiration behind Vision Qe concept

INFINITI designers divulge inspiration behind Vision Qe concept
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  • From birds of prey to competition yachts and a 1920’s sculpture, INFINITI designers aim to deliver a sense of speed
  • From digital dream to full-scale model, Vision Qe concept produced without clay
  • Core team leveraged over 180 years of experience to bring INFINITI’s vision to life

Dubai, UAE — What does a Japanese eagle, an America’s Cup yacht, and the works of a 1920’s sculptor have in common? Each played a role in inspiring and influencing the INFINITI global design team, as they created their latest work, the Vision Qe concept.

Fresh from its recent debut in Tokyo, core members of the INFINITI global design team share insights on the concept’s inception and varied sources that inspired and influenced them.

Previewing INFINITI’s first all-electric model, the sleek Vision Qe fastback sedan, came to life under the leadership of Senior Vice President for Global Design Alfonso Albaisa, and INFINITI Senior Design Director Taisuke Nakamura.

Artistry in motion

All models of INFINITI’s future have been crafted under an evolved design language, called Artistry in Motion. The new design form aims to deliver products that blend evocative, artful design with powerful, yet graceful movement.

“Inspired by design philosophies from Japan, INFINITI’s specific blend of artistry embraces the richness of simplicity to deliver something much more complex,” said Albaisa.

Driven to deliver a sense of speed

For the Vision Qe concept INFINITI’s global design team crafted a design embodying the philosophy of “Sho” to deliver a sense of speed.

For Design Manager Hideo Komuro, a near perfect example of “Sho” can be found in the flying monohull sailboats competing in the America’s Cup yacht race.

“Visually, such vessels showcase a sense of speed, even when docked,” said Komuro. “We wanted to replicate this sense of speed and soaring with the Vision Qe concept.”