Dutch Design Week 2015: style duo Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe have created a idea car manufactured from reflective cuboids, as element of a series exploring the potential of autos for Swedish firm Volvo.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe described the mysterious Outward-Seeking vehicle as “a car that will spark some debate – and your curiosity, too”.
Lacking any wheels, or other classic car components, the motor vehicle is composed of three rectangular prisms with mirrored surfaces, positioned at different angles on top of a single another.
“You will not see any engine, you do not see the way it really is being moved or driven simply because wheels have been there for a long time,” van der Lubbe informed Dezeen. “If you think about new contexts for transport mechanisms, then that will adjust totally.”
“It is an imaginary way of driving,” she extra.
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Apparently designed for a future when the interest of passengers will shift from the motor vehicle to the environment, the car’s mirrored exterior permits drivers to survey passing scenery, without having getting witnessed themselves.
An optical zooming device is incorporated with the auto, which comprises of two separate plastic eyepieces on stems
“The car has turn into an object that suggests architecture,” the pair stated in a statement. “Due to the fact its skin is manufactured of a single-way-mirror materials, the car no longer claims attention for itself, but reflects the outdoors world.”
A tiny opening in the middle cube allows passengers to enter the car’s stepped interior, which has various levels for both sitting, standing, or lying. Night-time renders of the motor vehicle present how internal lights can reveal hidden windows to individuals outside.
One more accessory that is included with the car is a mirrored storage box
“The spacious interior gives an unobstructed see in all instructions and from all positions,” the duo commented.
The auto also holds a blanket for spontaneous picnicking
“The world has modified also: noise barriers and motorway lighting have turn out to be superfluous and have disappeared. Every thing in the style encourages maximum perception of all this,” they extra.
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The pair also developed many accessories for the auto, to “stimulate and enrich the viewing encounter en route”.
Lilian van Daal’s winning Shapes of Sweden’s automobile seat
These contain an optical zooming device comprising two separate plastic eyepieces on stems, and a mirrored storage box created to “re-set up the time-honoured past time of beachcombing”.
A light inside the box can display objects that have been collected, and the auto also holds a blanket for spontaneous countryside picnicking.
The 3D-printed vehicle seat is manufactured making use of Swedish pine and resin
The style is on display at the Klokgebouw creating in Eindhoven as portion of Dutch Style Week, from 17 to 25 October 2015, alongside leather-clad and driverless material cars that the pair designed as element of Expertise in Motion – a series of concept cars exploring how developments in engineering may possibly influence auto style.
The exhibition also characteristics perform submitted for the annual Volvo Layout Challenge, such as Lilian van Daal’s winning Shapes of Sweden entry – for which she experimented with employing Swedish pine and resin to 3D-print a automobile seat.
Photography is by Lisa Klappe.