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Renault mark the 50th anniversary of Le Cobusier's death with concept car

Renault mark the 50th anniversary of Le Cobusier's death with concept car

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, Group Renault's industrial design team have taken a modernist challenge upon themselves.

Drawing inspiration from the architect's modernist principles and theories, the team has created a car for the 21st century.

Named the Coupé Corbusier concept, the car boasts a visually and aesthetically pleasing structure and geometric elegance.

The project began two years ago, when Renault started investigating the topic of 'French cultural objects'. When their research led them to 1930s, otherwise known as the golden age of the automobile, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, stood out.

The Swiss-French architect was a pioneer of modern design, and it is in one of his masterpieces, The Villa Savoye, that the Renault team are celebrating Le Corbusier's life.

An exhibition entitled 'Des voitures à habiter: automobile et modernisme XXe-XXIe siècles' has been organized by France's Centre des Monuments Nationaux at the Villa Savoye in Poissy from October 22, 2015 to March 20, 2016.

by: Laura Thomson