EDAG’s Fabric-Wrapped Concept Heads to Geneva
The German engineering firm EDAG will be headed to the Geneva Motor Show with a radical new lightweight concept car, the EDAG Light Cocoon. The car’s body panels may look unlike anything else on the road and that’s for a good reason: they are constructed of a skeleton-like organic structure wrapped in a fabric membrane. The weatherproof outer shell allows for not only reduced weight but also a new design aesthetic thanks to the back-lit, illuminated panels.
The concept car’s designers were inspired by the structure of a leaf, which has an ideal inner structure with an outer skin stretched over it. The engineering company partnered with outdoor specialists Jack Wolfskin who provided the stretchable weatherproof fabric, which adds less than 19 grams per square meter to the car’s weight – about 1/4 the weight of standard copier paper.