It’s a hotel room on wheels! The Renault Suite No. 4 by Mathieu Lehanneur combines mobility and accommodations in one. The nomadic hotel suite was designed in honor of the automotive brand’s 60th anniversary of their legendary 4L, first designed in 1961.
The Renault Suite No. 4
Renault invited Industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur to reinvent the brand’s well-known economy car, the 4L (pronounced “Quatrelle” in French) for its 60th anniversary. The result, the Renault Suite No. 4, combines the world of architecture with automotive design. Representing a new way to travel, it’s cute, comfy and 100% electric. It’s also a one-off so don’t expect to find it at a nearby dealership anytime soon.
Mathieu Lehanneur is truly a visionary. The mind behind the modern air purifier Andrea, he channelled the same pure, understated spirit of the vehicle’s design while prioritizing efficiency and spontaneity.
“SUITE N°4 is a new mobility and travel experience. I wanted to merge the worlds of cars and architecture to create an open-air hotel room. Even better than the finest palatial suite, the car is exactly where you want it to be, whether that’s by the sea, in the middle of a field or driving around the city you’ve always dreamed of.” – Mathieu Lehanneur
The desire to get away and escape is greater now for more people than ever. The Renault Suite No. 4 is is an ode to escape, a bubble in its minimal luxury that is inspired both by architecture and environment. As a room on four wheels, the little nomadic hotel suite is cozy and bathed in light.
The Suite No. 4 concept was recently revealed at Christie’s in Paris and will be on show at Maison & Objet in January 2022
“SUITE N°4 is not a car, it is an architecture of travel.” – ML
images and information courtesy of Mathieu Lehanneur