Renault 4 by Miguel Herranz
The work of spanish industrial designer miguel herranz, ‘the nice icon of industrial change’ redesign concept for the renault 4 effects a balance between the car’s classic style and the design needs of the present day, conceptualized as a ‘returnable’ car to facilitate the recycling and reuse of parts. the concept is one of 50 projects shortlisted from over 3200 designs from 92 countries in designboom’s recent RENAULT 4 EVER competition, which asked participants to redesign the renault 4
with an eye towards historical lineage, contemporary aesthetics, and sustainable design.
The ‘nice icon’ retains the basic structure of the renault 4, but with a flattened windshield, smoothed hood, and rounded off edges. chrome finishes are set against colours ranging from acqua and cucumber to salmon, while the dashboard and interior controls are kept extremely streamlined and simple. technologically,
the vehicle would make continual use of advances in renewable processes and materials.
The return system that herranz envisions permits users to bring their car back to renault centers at the end of its life cycle in exchange for payment. the parts can then be reused for new models.
Renault is proud of the results of the RENAULT 4 EVER competition and extends sincere thanks to all of its participants. The jury has still not made its final decision on the winning entry, but the results will be published to designboom at the end of july.
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