Nissan teamed with London-based design firm Conran & Partners to create "Cube Cubic," an artistic take on the boxy Cube production vehicle. The firm known more for interior design and home furnishings adopted a "Japanese DNA" theme for its mild makeover. As a symbol for beauty, circles are used throughout, providing a curvy contrast to the decidedly slab-sided vehicle and its straight lines. Circles and straightlines can be seen in the grille and rock-garden-inspired wheels. This theme peppers the interior, applied to vents, trim, speaker grilles, and steering wheel. Sure this rates low on the significance meter for concept vehicles, but the Cube appeals for its designer approach to small van-like vehicles.