We were asked to make 15 retro Citroen van facades for Ralph Lauren to display in some of their select retail outlets across Europe.
Because their store windows are different dimensions, we had to make the vans modular so that they could be built at different lengths but still have an open side to display products.
Everything has to be flat-packable as we have to ship all over Europe so everything has to fit onto pallets and also be lightweight. The wheels may look real but we made a mould from a real wheel and made these lighter versions.
The modular sides coming apart. We’re able to make our props come apart for ease of transport, and they’re made in a way that’s really easy to put back together when in store.
To make these look as authentic as possible, we used real lights and mirrors, bought from a specialist Citroen supplier.
Hand stitching the awning in the Ralph lauren chosen green and white.
The front section of the van. This is bolted to the next section in situ. The side panels were made using our vacuum forming machine and fixed into position.
The van put together in all its glory..
The van in the window at Bicester Village Retail outlet.