Sanho by Jiho Youn, USA

2008: Smaller. Safer. Better.

Drawings on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Jiho Youn currently works as an interior designer. His personal interests include ideas, concepts and solutions for real products. He believes that all beauty comes in one angle, shape, point, and desire. Although he does not have any educational background, he uses his imagination and passion to create beauty and value in his designs.


The Sanho series is based on two design ideas. The first one is that the tire is a genetic idea from the progressive movement of a snake. The tires air pressure travels around the tire weaving back and forth, simulating the movements of a snake so that air pressure pushes the air forward.

The Sanho series is based on a zigzag traction system that provides exceptional stability and motion. The Sanho series is a one seat vehicle designed for the city and the urban lifestyle in the year 2015. Especially, the Sanho series is not to be determined by the road shape. The new technology in the tire system allows for unlimited driving in any road conditions, unpaved roads, sand and stone.