APN, 15th October 2005.
Having observed young people’s
attachment to sportswear as icons of their everyday lives, Nissan
designers followed the same path in dreaming up the Note
inspired by adidas, exploring how cars could be used in
similar nonchalant fashion.
Inspired by the adidas sports brand,
this carefree lifestyle covers interior and exterior
design and materials.
Looking at cars through Japan’s Remix
Generation eyes, sportswear must guarantee ease of
movement and comfort and a wide range of motion and
functions, including elasticity, durability and
appropriate response to cold, heat or moisture, with print
patterns and colors adding fashion value.
That is what the Remix Generation
demands of fashion. It has spawned a culture in which
sportswear and everyday clothes are freely combined
without being restricted by existing values.
design and materials inspired by adidas.
How would this notion apply to cars?
A possible answer to that is the Note
inspired by adidas. The original Note model is as flexible
as the wishes of its driver and passengers. With this
value reference, the Note inspired by adidas offers users
completely new values in a car, such as...
"wearable" exterior and interior.
How can a car be enjoyed in the same
carefree way as sportswear in everyday life?
The answer to that is the concept of
In the Note inspired by adidas, users
can change certain parts of the exterior and interior of
the car as they desire, such as the surface treatment on
the front and rear bumpers. In addition, the
large-diameter wheels and tires are different in form from
those on the original Note.
The sporty design and materials were
inspired by the globally renowned adidas
multi-sports brand (in
cooperation with adidas Japan).
Note - Adidas
The interior incorporates design
elements and materials from sportswear fashion. Fabrics
and rubber materials that are familiar components of
sportswear and related products have been applied to the
dashboard, door panels and other locations to create a
Remix image. This is in contrast to the general use of
hard materials for many interior trim parts of a car.
Dashboard trays are fitted with nets in
which small items can be inserted for storage. The
enameled glove box is opened and closed with a zipper. The
center console incorporates a removable bag that can be
carried around outside the car.
Seat covers are made of several
different materials and with different design patterns so
that users can change them as they like.