The French car manufacturer Renault has approached me to design interior fabrics for the visionary Renault SYMBIOZ concept car and home. I translated Renault's needs into woven form and created a new version of Bloko, a 3D fabric. The new Bloko in two shades of grey covers the car seats and the upholstery of the large sofa in the home, uniting the two spaces and giving them a touch of warmth and a reassuring feel.
Renault SYMBIOZ concept car, 3D fabric Bloko by Aleksandra Gaca
The visionary Renault SYMBIOZ concept car, was unveiled during the Frankfurt Motor Show last week. SYMBIOZ represents Renault's vision of the mobility for 2030, with an electric, connected and autonomous car that will literally connect to your home.
The Renault SYMBIOZ concept car was conceived as an extension of the home on the road. When parked inside the home, it becomes a mobile, modular and multi-purpose, additional room. The goal of the design was to make sure the cabin was liveable like any modern home. With this concept in mind, Aleksandra Gaca translated Renault's needs into woven form and created a new version of the Bloko fabric.
Bloko is a part of my Architextiles collection, but I further improved upon it for this project. I adapted the construction of the fabric and used different yarns to give it a strong yet soft quality, making the application of the fabric suitable for the car as well as the home. The new Bloko, in two shades of grey, covers the car seats and the upholstery of the large sofa in the home, uniting the two spaces and giving them a touch of warmth and a reassuring, homely feel.
The Bloko for Renault SYMBIOZ was realized in the Textile Museum Tilburg, where I often work and develop many of my textile creations.
The Renault SYMBIOZ is on display at Frankfurt Motor Show until the 24th of September.
FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
FRANKFURT/MAIN, SEPTEMBER 14-24, 2017
Exhibition grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main
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