Nissan has officially opened its new design studio in London. Nissan Design Europe will be home to around 50 international designers, modellers and support staff and will play a strategically important role in a creative network which comprises six design studios worldwide. The West End London location in the rapidly developing area of the Paddington Basin was chosen because of its multi-cultural backdrop and the access it provides to important and influential sources in contemporary art, architecture, fashion and design movements.