So did you like the 2020 Maserati GT Garbin Concept design penned by Jaime Cervantes, Andrea Coccia, and Chetan Rajput?

Well, if concept designs are your thing, student Slavche Tanecski did one better with the introduction of his Mercedes-Benz Aria Concept “Swan Wing”. Tanecksi, a student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences designed this concept as part of his thesis and was even assisted by Mercedes designers.

Pegging it as the future of luxury mobility in 2030, Tanecki designed the Aria Concept Swan Wing using musical instruments as his inspiration. As such, the whole theme of his study revolves around the timeless appeal of instruments, most of which lend an elegant, classy, and noble touch to the car’s proportions and surface finishes. There are references to a piano, a violin, a keyboard, and strings, all of which were sculptured together to create a visceral aesthetic that not only surprises, but also follows up with a deep appreciation for a car’s definition and overall character.

While we certainly enjoyed the GT Garbin Concept, we found ourselves really drawn to this design study. The talent of this young man is obvious, and it should take him to places a lot of us with little to no artistic credibility can only dream of reaching.

  • 2030 Mercedes-Benz Aria Concept ’Swan Wing’
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  (458) posted on 01.30.2012

Oh my God! This looks amazing and I love it. I hope Mercedes would continue this car concept because it’s too early to create a concept years before.

  (858) posted on 10.19.2011

WOW! What a concept car! It is absolutely so futuristic, well all I can say for this time is ... I am really looking forward to seeing this in the future. smiley

  (592) posted on 08.3.2011

This is just a design study. I think the production of this one will be based on the suggestions and recommendations of the audience. However, the car looks so unreal and is very futuristic.

  (1211) posted on 05.26.2011

Sometimes I really don’t get it when these carmakers do these design studies that are decades ahead. I mean come on, why do this only to have them shelved because they are deemed unbuildable.

  (619) posted on 05.25.2011

Well lets see if they are indeed going for this one. I think they have quite a lineu0p prepared already. So it is likely that they would actually take this concept and work on it more.

  (412) posted on 05.25.2011

They really went quite gutsy on this one the car clearly veers away from the traditional design elements that a lot of Merc cars are known for. Hope they would really make use of this one in the future.

  (530) posted on 05.24.2011

Hahaha! Bring back additional pairs, you probably would need them while staring at this baby. Well, this car is definitely one of the best looking concepts I have seen this past few weeks.

  (528) posted on 05.24.2011

At first glance, I thought the thing was a Corvette, since it looked like it has some of the design elements from that car. But the concept car really does look nice on its own.

  (4) posted on 05.23.2011

BRB gotta go change my pants

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