‘HÖGA’ designed as a kit car is the result of a student work that visualizes a fictional collaboration between IKEA and renault. ryan schlotthauer has envisioned a flat-packed vehicle that can be assembled by one person within a few hours. apart from sustainability and low cost, the design aims to guarantee safety to its passengers and functional interior.all images courtesy of ryan schlotthauer
with a minimalist exterior design, the playmobil-like vehicle by ryan schlotthauer is meant to be erected in the same way as a piece of ikea furniture. spanning only 2.3 meters in length and 1.8 meters in height, this modular car can be adjusted to the user’s needs, providing a variety of options; its interior can easily be rearranged to have two seats in the front or carry a person and a big object instead. furthermore, the instrument panel, as well as the windscreen, can lift so the ingress and egress of large items such as bikes, suitcases and strollers will be easy.
designed to own a small footprint yet big storage, the vehicle comes in a box as 347 total pieces that can be assembled at home in some hours. all parts in the interior are designed to be reused in either right- or left-hand driven cars, while its symmetrical design allows for frame part count to be minimal and therefore easy to build. the recycle and upcycle concept — with three quarters of all parts to be used twice or more — generates a sustainable product lifecycle. meanwhile, the estimated cost of ‘HÖGA’ is approx 6,500 dollars.
designed by: ryan schlotthauer
christina petridou I designboom
jun 24, 2021