Student Project

Martijn Lemmens


Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Mobility

DAF ReBorn

Once the Dutch had their own national family car, made in Holland by DAF. Now, the company only sells trucks, and production is largely out-sourced abroad. In an effort to revive the Dutch car industry, Martijn Lemmens presents a new version of the DAF. He translated the forms of the ‘Daffodil’ model from the 1960s into a modern design with state-of-the-art techniques and materials: it’s a hybrid plug-in vehicle, but remains a characteristic DAF car. After thorough research of the production capacity in the Netherlands, Martijn found a company for each part: together they could make this all-Dutch car.

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