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Category Header ContentThe 1992 Ghia Focus was designed by Taru Lahti and is an intricate, eclectic, iconoclastic, imaginative example of automotive sculpture. Ghia Focus is a constantly fascinating symphony of shapes, textures, materials and forms, subtly formed and juxtaposed in both expected and unconventional ways. It abounds in details, but its details harmonize with its overall form and substance. They are never jarring or uncomfortable. They are always pleasing.

J Mays, Ford's vice president of Design, describes the Ghia Focus as, "A concept that is as close to a piece of art as you'll ever find, an astounding one-off that has less to do with auto design than [with] sculpture." Mays recalled being captivated by Ghia Focus when he saw it for the first time at its 1992 Turin Show debut

Category Description Content. The 1992 Ghia Focus was designed by Taru Lahti and is an intricate, eclectic, iconoclastic, imaginative example of automotive sculpture. Ghia Focus is a constantly fascinating symphony of shapes, textures, materials and forms, subtly formed and juxtaposed in both expected and unconventional ways. It abounds in details, but its details harmonize with its overall form and substance. They are never jarring or uncomfortable. They are always pleasing.

J Mays, Ford's vice president of Design, describes the Ghia Focus as, "A concept that is as close to a piece of art as you'll ever find, an astounding one-off that has less to do with auto design than [with] sculpture." Mays recalled being captivated by Ghia Focus when he saw it for the first time at its 1992 Turin Show debut

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GHIA FOCUS CONCEPT - 1992

The 1992 Ghia Focus was designed by Taru Lahti

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Styling, design, bio-design

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These sketches were drawn from 1989 to 1992

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Computer sketches and marker, chalk on vellum

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My daily journal showing my thought process through the design of the GHIA FOCUS.

 

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Blank book, old Polaroid camera using 667 / 3000 speed film, scotch tape, verithin pencils and debris from the studio and shop.