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Old 09-27-11, 07:09 AM   #16
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That's just his normal look. When he goes into designer mode his power level hits 9000!
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Old 09-27-11, 10:06 PM   #17
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He can start by ditching the grey interiors in all Toyota/Lexus vehicles. Can we get blue and burgandy interiors back please?
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WOW! Even Donald Trump is shaking his head at that comb over.

seriously though, what the hell is that on his head?!
LOL yeah him and Phil Spector.
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Old 09-28-11, 09:29 AM   #19
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That's just his normal look. When he goes into designer mode his power level hits OVER 9000!
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Hehe fixed.......well a bit. Hope you don't mind

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to be fair to him - facelifts to Avensis and Prius are pretty well done, especially Avensis which was MMC but really improved the look of the car. New Yaris looks very good too. The way automotive world works, it takes years for new ideas to propagate.
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p.s. it is part of their PR campaign as well. A lot of reviewers automatically say that any Toyota is bland, even ones that are not. So now they have Dezi doing design explanations for any new car that comes out, on YouTube.
Hey spwolf, care to comment on his silly hairstyle?
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Old 09-28-11, 10:27 AM   #20
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Hehe fixed.......well a bit. Hope you don't mind





Hey spwolf, care to comment on his silly hairstyle?
I love it... dude with the attitude.... dont get down if nature goes against you! :-)
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Old 09-28-11, 10:56 AM   #21
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This thread does not disapoint lol
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Old 09-28-11, 11:05 AM   #22
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@spwolf

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear but were you referring to:
-the anime character from Dragon Ball Z
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-the guy in these pics; Akihiro Dezi Nagaya

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He certainly looks the part... and did design GS2.
Btw, no offense but I can't believe this guy is a car designer (with that kind of hairstyle)

Seriously
He looks more like a 21st century hippie or a drunken rock band musician (like that guy from KISS)

Hahaha rock on 'DEZI'
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Old 09-28-11, 11:21 AM   #23
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@spwolf

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear but were you referring to:
-the anime character from Dragon Ball Z
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-the guy in these pics; Akihiro Dezi Nagaya



Btw, no offense but I can't believe this guy is a car designer (with that kind of hairstyle)

Seriously
He looks more like a 21st century hippie or a drunken rock band musician (like that guy from KISS)

Hahaha rock on 'DEZI'
so in Makati, if someone dresses like that, they are considered drunks? :-).

Dunno, to my european self, looks like arty type... like head designer should be.

For instance here is head engineer for FT-86.

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Not sure if graduate art student or.......homeless guy with mental disorder
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I just hope he doesn't style new Toyotas like he styles his hair
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so in Makati, if someone dresses like that, they are considered drunks? :-).

Dunno, to my european self, looks like arty type... like head designer should be.

For instance here is head engineer for FT-86.

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Hehe

But that FT-86 head engineer looks like well-groomed and presentable individual (based on hairstyle). In a way it sort of suits his profession.

Whereas for rockstar DEZI, well............I'm not sure what to say

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Not sure if graduate art student or.......homeless guy with mental disorder
Yup DEZI as a hardcore musician.........or a graffiti artist.

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I just hope he doesn't style new Toyotas like he styles his hair
It's a work of art........in itself

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Haha I wonder how the barbers and hairstylists will react when they see him? :P
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Old 09-28-11, 01:42 PM   #27
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btw, he is also doing FT-86, and i did say that person responsible for FT-86 should be responsible for all of them... Seems i am tight with Toyoda :-).

Here is fun interview:

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After seeing Toyoda-san’s relaxed while professional attitude on the 24h Nurburging race, it was certainly one of the most interesting and impressive encounter with a TMC executive in all my time with Toyota. And I really believe, “DEZI” also made a significant impression on my colleagues.
Despite his long time and experience with TMC , Nagaya-san passion for automotive design is intact, and his excitement was communicative. He openly talked to us about the new and fresh era to come for Toyota and Toyota vehicles design. As all major designers or artists, he has a quite strong personal opinion about how design should be pursued for the next generation of Toyota cars, and I guess we would learn more about that quite soon; but most importantly what he confirms to us is that there is a significant shift in Japan in Toyota headquarters about vehicle design importance and customers perception.
http://blog.toyota.eu/2011/03/11/mee...nate-designer/
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Toyota's new global design boss vows to ban the bland!
Fine. Here's the perfect place to start........dump some of those funeral-home shades and give us some paint-jobs that will actually help keep some of our eyes open.

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Who were the cheif designers for the 7th Gen Celica, MR2 Spyder, MKIV Supra? Do those people still work at Toyota? If not, get them back, and if so, get them to the design studio.
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If he was the one behind the design of the new FT86, then that's a great start.
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