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DESIGN: Martin Smith

Ford of Europe Executive Director of Design<br /><br />Privately, some of Ford's competitors will admit that the U.S. automaker has the best-looking -- and most visually coherent -- product lineup in Europe. Incorporating dynamic, slashing lines, wide stances and an aggressive nose-down look, every element of Ford design in Europe is meant to convey one thing: A sense of motion even at rest. Called kinetic design, the concept has transformed Ford's European lineup and won plaudits for its creator and executor, 60-year-old executive director of design Martin Smith. For creating and continuing to evolve Ford of Europe's winning design language, Smith is our 2010 Design Eurostar.

Ford of Europe Executive Director of Design

Privately, some of Ford's competitors will admit that the U.S. automaker has the best-looking -- and most visually coherent -- product lineup in Europe. Incorporating dynamic, slashing lines, wide stances and an aggressive nose-down look, every element of Ford design in Europe is meant to convey one thing: A sense of motion even at rest. Called kinetic design, the concept has transformed Ford's European lineup and won plaudits for its creator and executor, 60-year-old executive director of design Martin Smith. For creating and continuing to evolve Ford of Europe's winning design language, Smith is our 2010 Design Eurostar.

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ENTREPRENEUR: Victor Muller
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