vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
 
vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
jul 19, 2011

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned renault 4 ever shortlisted entry

‘renault 4 redesigned’ by vlad iorgulescu

 

 

romanian designer vlad iorgulescu has created ‘renault 4 redesigned’, a vehicle which upholds the classic renault 4’s simplicity and strength through focused updates in design, technology, and circular economy. 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.

this proposal maintains the look of the 1960’s renault with a compact and robust body, its clean lines forming a retro but modern car. technology also enriches the original’s spirit of sophistication, for instance, it features an electric engine with liquid batteries that can be recharged within minutes. the hood is additionally fitted with solar panels to power all the car’s basic functions (lights, air conditioner, audio system etc.), which are controlled through a central LCD screen.

‘renault 4 redesigned’ contributes to the circular economy through these means of generating clean energy, as well as in its construction: it is made from sustainable and/or recycled materials, such as metal, glass, polypropylene, cotton, and plant-derived carbon-neutral plastics.

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry front overhead view, doors open

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry rear 3/4 view

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry front

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry rear

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry side

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry interior

 

 

vlad iorgulescu: renault 4 redesigned   renault 4 ever shortlisted entry LCD panel detail

 

 

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.

  • so too R4

    andres_camelo
  • how much cylinder does it have??? the hood size is like a 12 cylinder cars

    tirdad
  • In my view the design that resonates most with the intention of the original R4 design is Miguel Herranz shortlisted submission. The design veers away from ‘copying’ the mini reworking, or from trying to self-consciously try to do what other updated re-workings of best seller cars have done. The retro-styling is modern (down to the palette-even) and yet potentially offers a driving experience that is not buried in too heavy an approach to re-design.
    I would place may order today if it were real

    Steve
  • Fromt and rear views are good an interesting reworking of a design classic.
    The side view is a complete mis-step stylistically. Someone has said too English, perhaps this is it, it looks like a London cab, and so loses completely the ‘everyman accessibility of the original concept

    Steve
  • Has all of the shorlisted entries been notifiied or is this as you go picked from the judges until they reached 50? Are the shortlisted entries potientional winners or just shortlisted? It seems very confusing how they are judging this. Some shorlisted entries I see here don’t deserved to be shortlisted.

    Jean
  • Pour l’instant le meilleur concept a mes yeux…ca commence a sentir la renault 4, cool job Vlad!

    zozo
  • it is funny how people give opinions without a clue what is actually being requested by the organizers. It is also funny how people speak about design without considering a wide range of factors which influence contemporary family needs, changes in hierarchy of needs, perceptions, which ultimately will cause an effect in design.
    This is not a competition to make the R4 look like a tunned-up cheap version of the old one.

    And as for renderings, it is also funny how people criticizes a design by a graphical representation which *might* not be 100% perfect for their not-so-perfect capacity of opinion.

    Last but not least: an LCD in the pannel should be the LAST concern. Complimenting a design for a random screen in the dash really says everything…..

    JPA
  • kind of boring.
    the interior is OK.

    b
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