simon smith robbie: 'creative parking'   think outside the parking box competition shortlisted revealed simon smith robbie: 'creative parking'   think outside the parking box competition shortlisted revealed
nov 02, 2009

simon smith robbie: 'creative parking' think outside the parking box competition shortlisted revealed

‘creative parking’ by simon smith-robbie from the UK, is one of the 66 shortlisted entries from our recent designboom competition ‘think outside the parking box’ in collaboration with nissan.

to creatively liberate the trials and tribulations of urban parking, the technology of ‘creative parking’ allows you to park wherever you like with the simple touch of a button. four robotic spray arms are housed within the front and rear bumpers of your nissan qashqai and are programmed to paint the perfect parking bay around your vehicle.

one button located on the nissan qashqai dashboard allows you to activate the ‘creative parking’ process

parking at your own convenience

  • if this is creative we’re all doomed….

    /R says:
  • Isn’t this “slightly” illegal?

    Niki says:
  • HAHAHA! i need one of these!

    markitect says:
  • This must bu invented by an Argentinean, as here we park at any place, not caring about the other. It would be a justification for the police when they try to make a parking ticket… “oh, I’m parked in the parking box…” duh’

    gbx says:
  • this makes it to designboom? its not even provoking, its just a stupid idea.

    Ben says:
  • ok creative but for what? expend gas and paint, can we put it bbq in the front to prepare burguers too?

    dub34 says:
  • is this a joke? funny

    mojtaba says:
  • weird… i dont blame the designer, but what exactly did the jury have for breakfast?

    horrible haridas says:
  • i like it, creative idea but it made no sense?? so ??

    azad says:
  • you need everything to be functional?, is a fun idea!, is utopian and functional for a commercial. the contest was thinking differently

    markus says:
  • The potential for advertising purposes are quite cool, obviously it’s not something to take literally. The competition was about promoting the car, right?!

    Sue says:
  • well -have a question – When full list of finalist and winners will be revealed?

    algini says:
  • cool idea. its totaly in the spirit of the competition. FUN, CONCETUAL and OUT OF THE BOX… Congrats jury!!!

    carioca says:
  • Finaly a competition that let’s us come out of the creative box. I know it’s hard to be traveling criatively in the maionaise but it’s refreshing to be able to let it go… it’s easy for me speak, i am SHORTLISTED… Yeah…

    copacabana says:
  • foam rubber stamp and white ink pad would save about 00 in finicky mecha-magic-arms.

    Mike says:
  • Re markus: No not everything has to be functional, Creativity is needed for the world to move forward, but it should at least make the world a better place, not the other way around.

    Joe says:
  • This is a very ‘green’ idea, by the way how many laws do i break at once when i park my car?

    Harry says:
  • stupid idea/ sorry/
    if you make parking where you whant///it is Anarchy for the city

    d says:
  • This idea would be more functional if the designer used four legs instead of arms to park the vehicle in a tight and narrow spaces. That would turn a car into a parkbot.

    km says:

    this just made my morning

    hober says:
  • …. roight, umm, yeah,, why not ….ummmm…funny though

    azhar says:
  • Seems like alot of you with boring/dull/dry/negative comments are stuck in the box for eternity (and obviously did not get shortlisted). This solution is excellent, perfectly pitched for a competition like this and made me smile. Wit and joy do have a valid place in design and creativity. Well done to creators and jury.

    jonboi says:
  • this is naiv crazy. what’s everybody thinking about

    at says:
  • I’ve thought this when reading the comments on articles on here before and i’m sure it can’t just be me so i think it’s about time someone just said it. You don’t get design so don’t bore people who do with your pointless comments. This is great by the way, I can see the tv advert already

    fl says:
  • Wonder where the bad and good comments geografically come from… Designboom can you in some way track them?… there are design collectives spreaded out there that are so squared that hardly can thing beyond the “form follows function”….

    me says:
  • Interesting! What is your guess? Where do the “bad” comments come from? You probably should have an opinion when you ask.

    Niki says:
  • ur comment reli justify how much u no design, good job. Be abit more mature and accept critz, goods and bads n learn from it. Its a neat idea here, i like it, just needs polish. The end.

    jr says:

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