‘The guiding principle ‘form follows function’ is insignificant for the design of alloy rims, due to the fact that nearly every shape can master their constructive requirements. How come all the alloy rims look the same? We saw a discrepancy there and decided to design a rim which searches its inspiration beyond the automotive context. ‘Maria Hellwig’ is an ornamental style rim which is inspired by rustic furniture and stucco work. This draft is the result of a project at the Fh Hanover, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, course: product design.’
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