Harsh Panchal of Vadodara, India has bagged second place for his design entry ‘Mystique’ in the 18th global Michelin Challenge Design competition, ‘Michelin Concours d’Elegance 2050 – Future Classic’. Mihul Prakash of Kanpur is among the finalists for his ‘Genesis Entrada’.
Works by individuals and teams of designers from India, Russia, Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, South Korea and the United States were among the winners and finalists selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts.
Georgii Varodi of St. Petersburg, Russia, has been chosen the winner for his design entry ‘DS Bertoni’ and Boussid Mohammed Ramdane of Oran, Algeria, won second place for his ‘Bugatti Type 2050 SC Atlantic’.
The three winning designs, six finalists and four honorable mentions were chosen by the jury from more than 1,000 entrants representing 67 countries. In the past 18 years, Michelin Challenge Design has received more than 13,000 entries from 130 countries.
The Michelin Concours theme challenged participants to design a vehicle for the year 2025 that will become a classic and defines, or represents, this transitional era in automotive design and technology to win the Michelin Concours d’Elegance in the year 2050. Images of the winning entries are available at www.michelinchallengedesign.com.
Harsh and Mystique
Harsh is an automotive enthusiast and a transportation/industrial designer by profession. His fascination for design saw him get a Master”s degree in Transportation design from Milano, Italy. His passion for concept generation and design thinking, which leads to minimalist and elegant forms, can be seen in his design.
Concours D‘elegance is a term of French origin that means ‘competition of elegance’. Harsh’s Mystique, with its intelligent appeal and reduced technoid look, embodies purity and pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency.
The design and the not-so-advanced tech makes it more of a primary contender with stunning visual appeal and design. The design of the vehicle and its parts, prominent curves, elegant bodywork and striking use of chrome give it a retro-rich feel.