The Renault new concept presents a vision of the car of the future that is not only a vehicle but also a part of a home. The French car manufacturer tries to show what will be the role of their design in 2030. To work on the textile part of the project Renault invited Aleksandra Gaca, a Polish designer born in Lodz.
Apart from the car, a special house coherent with Symbioz was designed and built. Both of the projects were made with similar materials and construction solutions. Symbioz was designed by the Marchi Architects, a recognized and awarded studio, while the textile interior of the car was a project of Aleksandra Gaca. She is a Polish designer living and working in the Netherlands, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in Hague.
A liveable car
During her work, Gaca pursued the idea of creating a coherent interior of the car and the house so it could be liveable. Moreover, it would be a mobile part of the modern house. The creator decided to use a new version of 3D Bloko textile and incorporate it into the whole project. It is worth mentioning that Symbioz is an electric car created to be in a harmony with natural environment. It is autonomous and has mobile technological solutions. It was designed considering almost all of the main aspects of the related with the car usage. The concept was developed by a panel of experts (planners, designers, engineers, scientists, architects, sociologists and start-ups), who worked on the complete solution fitting 2030.
Aleksandra Gaca became famous by creating three-dimensional textiles and by experiments with materials and techniques. In 2012 she became a laureate of the Design Alive Awards, was honourably recognized in the Best Professional Product category on Dutch Design Week and won the first prize in the Design District Awards. Next years came with even more recognition and cooperation with famous designers. Gaca’s structural textiles with architectural texture give new possibilities for a flow of sound. Thanks to that the textiles are perfect for various projects such as public spaces, banks, airports, and fashion houses.