"Right, I'll designing a box for the car roof now." This is how the Berlin designer Christoph Fleckenstein describes his approach to the design of KAMEI's new Fosco roof box line. The principle of the IONDESIGN team: initially to show off as little technical expertise as possible about a product so as not to be guided by existing standards – but to develop something really new and courageous. "We took an entirely different approach to the manufacturer and experts, and instead asked ourselves questions that the customer would also ask," says Fleckenstein. One of them was: Does my new roof box match what it is attached to, in other words my car? Of course, there is no such things as the definitive car – but a number of features that are reflected in the current design of many makes and models. These include, for example, an ascending sideline and upwardly curved roof areas. Fleckenstein and his team picked up on these design trends and were inspired by the formal language of typical "roof box vehicles", especially streamlined mid-range and high-end estates.