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Six designer duos competed agains each other for the Renault Design Award. Each duo had to design both interior and exterior based on one of the life phases of Renault's Marguerite; in our case this was Wisdom. Of the design, a short documentary and a pitch were made, the latter one was be presented to Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President Corporate Design of Renault.



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The Team

Lukas Lambrichts

Omar Pasha

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Lukas and I see wisdom as something that you gain by experiencing new things, and reflecting on these new experiences. However, the people that we consider as wise are often the people that hesitate in experiencing new things, and therefore their wisdom comes to a halt. Our concept, the Renault Facette, should stimulate people to experience new things, and should also give them the possibility to discuss and reflect on these newly gained experiences.

To achieve this, the Renault Facette can switch between two different modes.

FOCUS mode

The Renault Facette will be in this mode on its way towards a new activity/experience. The doors open upwards, giving the driver and passengers already a focussed feeling while getting in the car. Patterns on the car are pointing forwards, which is both visible in- and outside of the car. The seats are low and in an upright position, with firm padding holding the driver and passengers on their place. Everything is focussed on the journey towards the chosen activity.

OPEN mode

On the way back home the Renault Facette will change to its open position. The doors slide underneath the car, which makes getting in the car feel more like getting on the car (similar to a boat). All patterns are pointing upwards. The patterns on the roof slide back, making place for a panoramic roof, which helps to create a feeling of openness in the interior. The seats rise up, forming a bench. The back of the seats can rotate towards each other (to discuss the done activity) or away from each other (to reflect on the activity while looking outside). The whole dashboard, including steering wheel will disappear, creating a big open space. All passengers will be driven home, fully autonomous.

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In the FOCUS mode the doors open upwards to give the occupants a focussed feeling when getting in the car. In the OPEN mode the doors slide underneath the car to make getting into the car an open and easy experience.

In the FOCUS mode all patterns point forward, while they turn vertically in the OPEN mode.

The same happens in the back.

In the interior the occupants sit more upright in the FOCUS mode while in the OPEN mode the steering wheel disappears and the occupants are able to sit in a more relaxing manner while being driven home, fully autonomous.

In the FOCUS mode the driver is stimulated to focus on what is in front of him/her, while in the OPEN mode the occupants get a wider overview of what is happening outside.