Darryl Scriven, Design Manager at Nissan’s Design Centre for Europe: “The first step of any car design involves putting pencil to paper. From that simple start, it’s a complex journey to production involving hundreds of skilled people, thousands of man-hours and millions in investment.”
Or just British artist Owen Gildersleeve and a whole bunch of paper. Some 2,000 pieces, in all.
And about 200 hours later, you end up with a Nissan Juke.
Well, at least an Origami Juke.
To celebrate the car’s fifth anniversary and the fact that it is produced in the Nissan plant in Sunderland, U.K.
The Brits are particularly chuffed at the Juke’s European success—it is the continent’s best-selling compact crossover—because that has led to the announcement that the next-generation Juke will also be built in Sunderland, and the plant is the recipient of a £100-million investment to help make that happen.
Gildersleeve said, “This was a great project to work on—hard work, but very rewarding.”
And we would have to add: Very amazing!
Scriven (left) and Gildersleeve (right)
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