ECAL x MEHARI EDEN
The 2CV Méhari Club Cassis developed an electric version of the iconic Citroën released in 1968: the EDEN. From its inception, this car was designed for summer sports and leisure activity. Our current renewed interest in outdoor activities together with electric technology makes this car particularly attractive. With this in mind, the second-year students enrolled in the Industrial Design Bachelor’s at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, under the direction of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, head of programme, and designer Elric Petit, showcase a series of accessories tomorrow’s electric Méhari will feature.
A genuine “LEGO car”, the Méhari was the perfect car for the ECAL’s students to reinvent: a built-in Bluetooth speaker steering wheel setting the pace, a rowboat doubling as a roof for the ride towards your favourite boating spot, practical surfboard and bike racks, a ready-to-use picnic set concealed in the tailgate, a waterproof car cover made from banana plants, or the backrest of the rear seat convertible in a side table, to name but a few products offered. After a stopover in Lausanne at the hands of the students, EDEN returns to its stamping ground equipped with its new functions and heading towards the villa Noailles for the Design Parade festival’s 15th edition.
This project was carried out in partnership with the 2CV Méhari Club Cassis, initiated by Massilia.design and Nathalie Dewez and with the valuable support from Bananatex® and the Design Parade Hyères festival. As part of the Summer University programme of the Board of Higher Education (DGES) – State of Vaud.