Smart’s ForVision is a riot in plastic. What was once a material associated with cheap products and children’s toys has become a premium, flexible material (mainly, it must be said, due to the work of a certain Apple computer…).
With the Smart ForVision, we see the design team exploiting the properties of plastic, and rather than trying to hide it or pretend it’s something else, celebrating the flexibility it gives. So the Smart ForVision has lightweight, plastic wheels. A hexagonal-motif that runs around the car as a stencil, and forms the grille apperture. But the real expression of plasticity comes in the doors, which twist and crankle in a way only possible with plastic. From photos it can look too much, but in the metal (sorry, plastic) the car has a real 3D quality.
It’s great to see Smart, a brand that has innovated much with plastics in the automotive setting, really celebrating the material. Check out the video below for some of its best details and design elements:
Posted by Joe Simpson