01 August 2022

The high jewelry R5 Diamant automobile

For the 50th anniversary of the legendary R5, of which 5 million were sold between 1972 and 1984, Renault is publishing a unique model in collaboration with interior designer Pierre Gonalons. The Frenchman is fascinated by the world of high jewelry, which inspires much of his work:  “Take for example the Bouquet chair formed by an assembly of metal branches reminiscent of a jewel from the 1940s, or the 70s-style sofas with brushed golden brass details”, he explains. For its part, the hi-tech electric R5 Diamant comes in a shade of pink mixed with gold pigments and covered with a frosted varnish, resulting in a finish that’s almost like enamel. The headlights and lights are faceted like precious stones. The wheels are adorned with a golden “jewel” in the center, representing the sun, while the steering wheel and storage compartments are made of recycled marble. This unique model will be auctioned off at the end of the year.

 

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  • Pierre Gonalons and the R5 Diamond

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Headlights and lights are faceted like precious stones

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Wheels are adorned with a golden "jewel" representing the sun

  • R5 Diamond by Pierre Gonalons - Steering wheel and storage compartments are made of recycled marble

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