Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration

 Peugeot Flux Concept Car

 On the first night in Paris (after this but before this),  we stopped in a Peugeot Showroom on the Champs Elysee.  Pictured above is the beauty that was spinning in the center of the showroom.  The Flux.

The name Flux was inspired by the flow of our daily lives, whether at work or play.

The shape also represents this state of flow with straight lines and curves, which are characteristic of Peugeot.

A relatively small car (3,500cm long by 1,650cm wide), it runs on a slim hydrogen power plant hidden in the back, with the tank mounted under the front bonnet.

The bonnet and side body panels are made out of plastic, the seats of polyurethane and the mechanical parts of aluminium. The main components such as the chassis are made of metal.

The body work is simple (basic intersected volumes) so the car is easily produced and accessible to everyone. But most of all, it’s fun to drive.

Finally, the car is also a gaming hub thanks to its integrated Xbox 360, so please hop in!
 I just love how designers thought outside of the box.  I just keep thinking about how the world is always trying to shove us into a certain mold.  Sometimes we get so determined to fit inside that box that we loose site of any other option.

Today's message I guess is that there is beauty outside of the box.  So get yourself a box cutter, some scissors or whatever it takes.  It is time to get out of the box.

5 Awesome Reactions:

L.T. Elliot said...

I'd be willing to climb inside that car. Assassins Creed and high speeds? What beats that?

Loved what you said about getting out of the box! I'm trying to do that right now.

Kristina P. said...

I wish I had that kind of vision and creativity!

giddymomof6 said...

Wow! Gorgeous car! And I agree... think beyond--the box is for people who are too afraid to think for themselves!


Carolyn V. said...

But I'm so comfy in the box. j/k Love the car!

Cami Checketts said...

Great post. Thanks!