Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Flying Maybach

Project overview
Student name
Bendegúz Máté Asztalos
Design MA
Degree level
Design Institute
Year of project
After extensive research, Máté Bendegúz Asztalos envisioned the Mercedes-Benz taxi of the near future: a self-driving eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft that can easily travel between skyscrapers as a service for vertically sprawling megacities.
Targeting the upper class of Dubai, which is at the forefront of introducing new technologies, the group focused on Maybach, a luxury brand with a distinctive design language. The biggest challenge according to Asztalos was to achieve the right proportions for the model, not just from the traditional perspectives of a car, but from any view around 360 degrees.
During his six-month internship at Mercedes' studio in Sindelfingen, he was able to present his work, with the help of Robert Lešnik, to Gorden Wagener, who commissioned a 1:4 scale model of the young Hungarian designer's work.
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