Ever wish you could hit the snooze button, skip your commute, and arrive at work wonderfully refreshed and ready of the day? That future may not be too far off, as designer Dominic Wilcox has created a spectacular self-driving stained glass car with a cozy bed inside! The colorful vehicle was just unveiled at Designjunction during the London Design Festival.
Dominic Wilcox knows that driverless cars will become a reality in the not-too-distant future – and since drivers will not actually need to drive their vehicles, they will be free to do other things, like sleep. Wilcox also believes that driverless cars will not need the typical safety equipment that today’s cars require, like airbags and bumpers, which frees up the design potential. His driver-less car is simply a living space on wheels, and instead of seats and a steering wheel the interior contains a cozy bed.
The shell of the stained glass car takes inspiration from the windows of Durham Cathedral. As glass becomes increasingly ubiquitous in technology, Wilcox’s work implies that the cars of the future could even become entirely responsive vehicles: “The stained glass element also developed out of my interest in taking what I admire from objects of the past and merging it with technology of the future, to create a new vision,” Wilcox stated.
Wilcox was selected along with five other UK designers to unveil a vision for the new MINI Cooper at the ‘Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’ exhibition. The exhibit explores how design, technology and science are coming together to shape the future of travel. It wil be on display from September 13-21
The exhibition at designjunction will be on display from September 13-21.