South African design and architecture consultancy KSDP Design has created a ‘piazza’ format car dealership for Volkswagen Group. Located in Hatfield, Pretoria, the dealership has been developed to suit the conditions of the South African market. Adapted from an existing architectural model, it is the first time the piazza format has been used outside VW’s home market.
The sale of the independent brand consultancy will see it retain its creative independence and management, while it has also revealed plans to expand to Shanghai.
The car manufacturer’s I.D Buzz Microbus bears a striking resemblance to its original camper van made popular during the 1960s Hippie era, but is now all-electric.
The annual design festival is back for its fifth edition this October, and will feature Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, Buzzcocks’ record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett and an exhibition on Lucienne
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.