A few years ago, Volkswagen design chief Walter De’ Silva issued a challenge to would-be car designers everywhere, saying “If you want to see the new Audi, just design it…” In 2007, Bulgarian industrial design doctoral student Teodor Kyuchukov did just that, digitally penning a design theme that served as the foundation for the aggressively designed A’KIMONO LS2.0 Concept. Kyuchukov’s “Automotive Lighting Sculpture” integrates an artificial lighting system that uses lights to illuminate the car’s exterior silhouette at night — a technique manufacturers already use for automotive interiors. Using hidden LED lights, the concept car was designed to mirror the angles and outlines of a Japanese kimono. [via carbodydesign]