You know how a city car is too small for long-distance travel, while an SUV is not a bit convenient within the crowded urban streets? Where we see problems, designers see solutions, and in this case, the ground-braking Eclair is the answer to our automotive dilemmas.
Designed by Alexander Kotlyarevsky, this life-like concept employs experimental materials for its exterior and interior structure. The body of the prototype is based on fiber silicon which allows the retention of the original shape in case of an accident; this flexibility also suggests the capacity to alter the shape and size of the car’s form in order to satisfy the need of a more spacious or more compact vehicle.
So it may be covered with bright animal print patterns and even look like a mutated reptile, but this is exactly the essence of this uneasy concept: to introduce its innovative capabilities and bold aspirations of how automobiles should be operating in the future.
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The Striking ‘Eclair' Concept Transforms in Shape and Size
Published: Feb 17, 2009 • References: yankodesign