LONDON - Two graduates of Europe's leading auto design course will receive prestigious awards this week at their graduation show. Winners Earl Beckles and Kim Jae-Soo are two of 16 graduates from the 1998 Vehicle Design course at the Royal College of Art in London.
The course produced its first female graduates in its 29-year history: Kyung Sil-Cho and Charlotte Schiffer.
'The awards are not altruistic,' said David Giddings of sponsor Pilkington Automotive. 'What students are thinking about now may become standard in 10 years' time - what is outrageous in 1998 may not be outrageous in 2008.'
Senior auto design executives attend the annual event, seeking new design talent.