jean-louis bui pays homage to the citroën DS with revival concept
jean-louis bui pays homage to the citroën DS with revival concept jean-louis bui pays homage to the citroën DS with revival concept
dec 23, 2015

jean-louis bui pays homage to the citroën DS with revival concept

jean-louis bui pays homage to the citroën DS with revival concept
(above) this car concept aims to pay homage to the 1955 citroën DS
all images courtesy of jean-louis bui



jean-louis bui is a french designer with over 25 years of experience in the design and engineering of automobiles. he works at etud-integral, a parisian company dedicated to the production of functional prototypes. for the sixtieth anniversary of the citroën DS, bui presents us with his contemporary vision of the mythical car. he recalls how this specific model marked the history of cars thanks to its innovation and futuristic aerodynamic design.

for his ‘DS revival concept’, jean-louis bui created a contemporary reinterpretation of the 1955 model of the citroën DS. the concept also references other legendary versions like the citroën SM and citroën CX. this project aims to pay homage to the legendary automobile.

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
the ‘DS revival concept’ shows a bold selection of colors

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
the designer referenced not only the citroën DS, but also the SM, and CX

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
the car revival concept maintains its renowned white roof

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
even though the model has been revisited, the spirit of the original DS is still there

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
side view

jean louis bui citroen ds concept
rear view



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Stunning! The DS was an absolute icon!

  • …Me Bui, félicitations, en espérant que cette DS roule un jour sur les routes, ce sera, à n’en point douter un succès doublé d’une référence esthétique distinctive dont la marque au double chevron a grand besoin…en attendant, merci de nous partager votre signature…je vous souhaite toute la reconnaissance qui vous est due…!!!

  • finally we can see original design language of Citroen here

    huiase says:
  • Looks OK but not great like past time Citroens did.

    Thomas says:
  • I’ve seen attempts to redesign the legendary original DS but they don’t even come close to this one. This one definitely captures the spirit of original DS or “Frog”, as it’s known in my country, and at the same it’s in the spirit of the 21st century! bravo jean-louis!

    Vibor Cavor says:

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