Conran & Partners revs up Nissan

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is to collaborate on future car interiors designs with Conran & Partners.

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is to collaborate on future car interiors designs with Conran & Partners.

The collaboration builds on an earlier project in which Conran & Partners created interior and exterior trims and finishes for Cube, a special edition city car.

The vehicle was launched in the Japanese market in 2003.

Forthcoming work with Conran & Partners will operate at a more fundamental level, Nissan suggested last week. The development comes as the company attempts to rethink the design of its car interiors.

The disclosure was made by the company’s European design general manager David Godber at the Nissan European Design centre in London. Also in attendance were Nissan European design director Stéphane Schwarz, Conran & Partners director Sebastian Conran and associate director Tristram Keech.

Nissan is seeking to ramp up the design credentials of its cars globally. Last week it opened a North American design facility with a 1400m2 outdoor courtyard, known as The Egg, that allows designers to see secret prototypes in daylight. It is also opening a global design centre in Japan next year.

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