Concept City Car by Chenwei Gao, China

2004: China.

Illustrations on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Chenwei Gao is currently pursuing his MA in Automotive Design at Coventry University School of Art and Design, Coventry, England. During this time he has worked on a few concept projects including a Mini KA SUV for the youth in Europe, a Carmichael fire truck and a car for a Chinese project.

Chenwei received his BA in Industrial Design in 2002 at Central South University, Changsha, China.

He had a design internship with Haier Group, Qindao, China in 2002 where he worked in the design department and completed a live concept design program for Haier.


When West Meet East. Basic idea of my design is a concept city car for next generation Chinese market. Chinese car design hasn’t own design visional language because there hasn’t any automotive culture in China. My design base on the analysis of the European and American car design visional language. (Now knife-edge design is popular in the world). It also has character of east culture. Chinese traditional architectures and Chinese Buddhism lion have inspired my Design. I use east Character curve and graphic to describe a modern concept city car, because it is easier for the Chinese people accept this design by using the Chinese culture and the Chinese religion and philosophy.