BMW Builds a Visionary Cloth Car

BMW has just released a visionary fabric car model that epitomises BMW’s design philosophy of ‘doing things differently’. Having been on the forefront of design innovation in the automotive industry for many years, the latest design innovation from the German automaker is an impressive cloth skinned car, where instead of having metal panels, its skin is made of a flexible fabric material stretched over a mechanically movable frame, and hence the shape of the car can be changed.

The project name “GINA” stands for ‘geometry and function in an infinite number of alternatives’. This design project will hope to create a substantial emotional impact to change the way people think about cars as well as allowing designers to ‘free up their minds’ to look at different methods of automotive design.

Wallpaper magazine sat down with Chris Bangle (BMW’s Director of design) for an interesting exclusive interview about the project. Click here to view.

Also release by is a teaser video on the project that gives us a first impression of the ideas behind the process of sculpturing an experimental study. Check out the video below.

Thanks to Wallpaper and Autoblog for the info.