In August, 50 years has passed since the death of one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier, an anniversary which Renault marked by its study called Coupé C.
The study, which was created in the context of futuristic projects that are not related to future renovations of model lines, was designed by Renault designers in accordance with the architect's modernist principles and theories. Its development started two years ago when they decided to explore the topic of the "French cultural objects".
Research and inspiration took them to the golden age of the car, the thirties of the previous century, which have in many ways influenced the later development of automotive industry as well as life style. This was also the time when modern architecture was conceived. In France, for example it is symbolized by the modernistic chalet Villa Savoye built by Le Corbusier in the rural surroundings of Paris. Therefore, in the design of the study Coupé C the designers were mainly led by simple lines, characteristic of the chalet with visually and aesthetically favourable structure expressing geometric elegance and masterful reflection of light.
Renault will exhibit the study at the exhibition (Des voitures à habiter: automobile et modernisme XXe-XXIe siècles – "Cars for living: the automobile and modernism in the 20th and 21st centuries) in the Villa Savoye. With this exhibition the French National monuments centre (Centre des Monuments Nationaux) celebrated fifty years since the passing of the famous architect.