'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
 
'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
jul 11, 2011

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

‘the nice icon of industrial change’ renault 4 concept 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.

 

 

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
3/4 front view

 

 

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
side view

 

 

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
3/4 rear view

 

 

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
the design is conceptualized as being produced in a range of subdued tones of unusual colours

 

 

'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
'the nice icon of industrial change' by miguel herranz   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
interior view

 

 

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.

  • blah, blah, blah,
    if the car would be real, I will buy it,
    great work

    Michael

    massimo mini I designboom
  • I quite like it. Effects like the different headlight shape and curved body of this concept make it feel very different to me than the original renault 4, which was gorgeous and innovative, but looking back now is identifably tied to its historical period.

    Ibiza
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