Thonik designs Mirror Taxi for Seoul design competition

September 21, 2016

Thonik has devised a radical and simple design proposal for taxis in the city of Seoul, South Korea: the taxi as a mirror to reflect the city. The design is for a competition organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Design Foundation.

“We want to make Seoul taxis stand out, be visible, yet clear,” says Thonik co-founder Thomas Widdershoven.  “At the same time we want the cars to blend in and reflect the city, in a chic sort of way.  We propose to make every taxi a driving mirror. The silver colour of a mirror is a non-colour. The reflecting surface is striking and attractive, interactive and fluid. The mirror taxis will stand out in traffic, and make Seoul famous for its taxi design. That is how we see Better Transport Seoul.”

Five designers worldwide have been asked to submit a proposal by the organizers of the competition, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Design Foundation. The winner of the competition will be announced on 22 September at the opening of the Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference & Exhibition 2016 at the Zaha Hadid designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul.

thonik Seoul taxi mirror from thonik on Vimeo.

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