To promote its New Twingo model in Europe, Renault enlisted the artistic talents of four leading European artists to create a series of individual city cars that would highlight the versatility of the new car.
Renault offered four artists – from the world of fashion, music, design and cooking – the opportunity to express their vision of a ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ by creating their own Twingo interior. The result of the project reflects their view of the world.
The line up features:
UK singer Nicola Roberts
French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Italian chef Davide Scabin
German designer Nils Holger Moormann
Twingo Goes Pop by Nicola Roberts
Twingo Goes Pop is a synopsis of Nicola Roberts’ life: music and fashion – washed down by gallons of coffee!
A recording studio in the rear evokes her latest album, Cinderella’s Eyes, not to mention a coffee machine, combined with clothes, personalized portable music player, hair dryer and a make-up counter in the front.
New Twingo is transformed into the all-purpose car-living space for a British girl. “In my New Twingo Cabinet of Curiosities I have strived to blend my dreams and emotions with my personal, very defined vision of reality.”
Twingo 55 FBG by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Jean-Charles cast the eye of a ‘Republican artist’ on New Twingo, inventing a Presidential destiny whereby Twingo assumes the mantle of the Republic.
The roll-call includes period furniture, candelabras and polished parquet flooring. A nod to the sumptuous luxury of the Elysées, complemented by its matte black bodyshell and white-walled tires.
“Our generation demands a new low-cost luxury. We have to reconcile creativity and democracy. It should be a cast-iron rule for all candidates in the Presidential elections that they have to travel in a Presidential Twingo.”
Twingo Reading Room by Nils Holger Moormann
The designer decided to make the cabin of his New Twingo a place of peace, rest and meditation; in stark contract to the stress that can symbolize travel in general.
An avid reader, Nils Holger Moormann created a ‘reading room’ where the occupant can escape, far from the madding traffic jam. A library, a big sofa and fireplace – all the components of a cosy den.
“With New Twingo Reading Room, I am casting an eye full of hope on the car which is transformed into a personal refuge from which to shelter from the aggression of modern life.”
Scabin Pasta Twingo by Davide Scabin
Like all Italians, Davide loves a ‘Bella Macchina’. In the cabin of the New Twingo, he draws up a detailed inventory of all the components of Italian cuisine with, as a center point for this world: pasta.
He then offers us, in a 3D video, his vision: conceptual and refined yet with his cuisine at its heart. “For me, the car is like cooking. It is a discovery, a movement, a journey to other people. I see New Twingo as a manifesto, an explosion which expresses the essential values of my work. It is the opposite of standing still.”