The Audi 2Lip was created by Davide Varenna during the first semester of the Master of Transportation Design at the University of Pforzheim, Germany.
The brief of the project was to create a vehicle for 2050, primarily intended for customers over 60 years old, but also desirable for a younger audience.
This is achieved through an opening system inspired by flowers, which allows passengers to “walk into the cockpit” without any obstacle.
The front section of the car is made of transparent shape memory polymers that open like a flower to provide access.
Additionally, a large front platform moves downward, reducing the road clearance and providing an easy access also to disabled people. When passengers are seated, the stripes close softly around them.
The cabin offers excellent visibility and extreme spaciousness, achieved by integrating all the mechanical parts in the large rear wheels.
As Davide explains, “The external surfaces, based on the soft / strong contrast, are under visual tension by the large rear wheels, designed to promote ride comfort and dynamics for adults and children, more and more influential in grandparents’ purchasing decisions.”
About the Designer
Davide Varenna is a 22 year old design student currently attending the Master of Transportation Design at the University of Pforzheim, Germany.
(Image Courtesy: Davide Varenna)