"I am privileged to set up a small yet efficient design organization which will cover both production design and advanced/strategic activities for the Volvo Cars brand," Falk told Car Design News."The ‘Volvo-case' is especially interesting as we are the first and only luxury/premium OEM to have a Chinese owner. We see China as the ‘second home market' for our product range."Falk was promoted to his new role following his appointment to Interior Design Manager for Volvo's Large Size Vehicle Cluster Cars in May 2010, a role he moved into after his previous position as Chief Designer Interior Design Strategies at the Swedish automaker. During his time in Sweden, Falk worked on both production and concept car programs, the most notable being the S60 concept created under the direction of Steve Mattin.
At the beginnings of automotive history, car styling - shaping of car's body, used colors and materials, seemed not the most important. Luxury of car interior and reliability seemed essential. It is only at the end of the 1920's, that car producers realized how important the form of the car is, how strong emotions of desire and fulfillment well designed car may bring. This is how the automotive design came to life.
“The Remora was built in ’73 by J.Dowling & Sons, out of Wearland. An Imp-Class light rigger, it served for 19 years at Crabden Port in Thamesmouth as a cargo loader for the East Island Trading Company. After being sold for scrap, it was purchased and refitted by MacNeil Haulage and put to work as an island hopper, under the command of Captain Jerome Bale, making short-haul provision runs for the mining communities of the Jayamena island cluster. It has a net tonnage of 16 and a lift tonnage of 38. It is powered by a single-turbine Hütter-Schneider Mk.V gravity engine and has a top speed, free-floating, of 27 knots.”