SECOND RENAULT CONTEST FOR THE YOUNG DESIGNERS
Source: press release
25 April 2017
Another edition of the RENAULT.PASSION FOR DESIGN & INNOVATION competition started. This year the young designer will be more challenged – they have to design the interior of the SUV Renault of the higher class, the next generation of Koleos. This will not be an abstractive car of the future but an interior that may be manufactured in the next years.
The winner will get a unique prize – a visit in the Design Department Renault in Paris. The head of the jury is Antoine Genin, the Director of Interior Design of Renault Group. The works may be submitted through a competition form on renaultpassion.pl from 26th April to 26th June 2017. The laureate of the previous edition of the competition was Daniel Czyszczoń, the student of the Industrial Design Engineering on the Kraków Technological University. I think that this is an unusual chance to get experience very similar to everyday work of a car designer. Learning to design interiors that will meet the expectations of the customer in a few years’ time. We should take into consideration many elements: ergonomics and general comfort of the driver and the passengers, the esthetics, choice of materials, fabrics and colours, but also the lighting, space or visibility – says Antoine Genin, the Director of Interior Design of the Renault Group.
The competition task is to design an interior to SUV Renault of the higher class, the next generation of Koleos. The designs must include both graphical elements and description, including the view from above, the visualization of the dashboard, central console and a proposition of colours and materials. While evaluating the designs, jury will take into consideration complexity, creativity and innovativeness of the designs.
The new Koleos combines the massive style of SUV with advantages and sophistication typical for a large limousine. It offers the interior with seats of the highest level of comfort in the segment and the maximal quantity of space – the radius on the height of knees on the backseat is 289 mm. The cabin is equipped with many ergonomic stores, and the trunk of capacity of 624 liters gives possibility of easy change of configuration. The new Koleos is also the attractive and durable finishing materials, such as the satin ultrathin chromium, the durable and soft cover on the central console, the foam materials on the dashboard or contrastive threads in the seat upholstery and the armrest. The internal lights of the cabin may be personalized. The installed LED diodes may be in green, blue, yellow, red or violet tone, depending on the driver and passengers’ taste.
The prize for the first place is a visit to the Renault Design Department in Paris so the possibility to look closer on how the designers work in one of the biggest car companies in the world. The winner will also get the new Koleos for testing for the period of 2 weeks. The designer who will get the second place will get 5 000 zl and a car for a week of testing. The third place is 2 000 zl and Koleos for the weekend.
How to register
The competition registration should be sent by the form on the website renaultpassion.pl
The works will be received in the terms from 26th April to 26th June 2017. The names of the 4 finalists chosen by the jury will be announced on 11 September 2017. In the period 14-21 September is the voting on the Internet, in which the users will choose the 5th finalist of the competition. The announcement of winners will take place on 6th October 2017.
The first edition of the RENAULT. PASSION FOR DESIGN & INNOVATION competition took place in 2016. The task was to design the autonomic car. The winner was Daniel Czyszczoń, the student of the Industrial Design Engineering on the Kraków Technological University, the second award went to Konrad Cholewka, the graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, and the third place went to the designer Ryszard Szymański from Wrocław. According to the jury, the winning project represented the most futuristic concept of interior and the body among all the final works. They also appreciated the complexity and experience of the user from the moment of touching the logotype on the door of the vehicle.