david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
 
david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
jul 18, 2011

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

‘revival of a childhood impression,’ renault redesign concept by david obendorfer

 

 

 

drawing from his early experiences of the renault 4, ‘revival of a childhood impression’ is a redesign concept by italian designer david obendorfer. the proposal maintains the classic model’s spirit of simplicity and functionality, but adds modern updates to its body and interior, such as LCD information systems as well as options for hybrid or electric power. the concept is one of fifty projects shortlisted from over 3200 submissions 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 designer explains: ‘I have explored the nature of this model’s surfaces and tried to capture the proportions that give it a strong personality. such features are the r4’s long wheelbase, quite short front overhang, car body with a typical forward-facing incline, different front and back fenders, front headlights close to each other, straight rear hatch, etc. of course it has been necessary to update the vehicle volumes respecting–among other things– the standard for pedestrians’ protection and the current requirements of safety and comfort in general.’

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

comparison of the new and old models

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry rear 3/4 view

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry rear view

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry side view

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry minimalist dashboard with retractable LCD monitors

 

 

 

the dashboard maintains the original’s minimalist approach: instead of a conventional instrument panel there are two LCD monitors, one for the main information panel as well as a central screen for navigation. both fold down into a hidden view when the engine is turned off.

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry concept sketches

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry concept render, front and back

 

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry concept remder. side

 

 

david obendorfer: revival of a childhood impression   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry concept remder, aerial

 

 

 

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.

  • where can i get 2d plans of this car to use in autocad?

    juliano
  • the winner !

    janni
  • Well done Obendorfer!
    Kiss from Hungary.

    tot
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