Peugeot ULZER by Steven van der Veen, The Netherlands

2003: France.

Drawings on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Steven van der Veen was born 21 years ago in Hattem, a small mediaeval village in the Netherlands.

Currently, he is in the second year of his study ‘industrial design’. Since he was a boy, he makes 3D-drawings. The last years by means of CAD-tools.

In the past, his great inspiration was formed by the drawings of the impossible world of the famous Dutch artist M.C. Escher. A painting in Eschers style, made by Steven at the age of 16, decorates the central hall of his former high school. Nowadays, designing cars is Steven’s great passion. His dream is to find a job in the world of car-design after his study.


“For this sportcar, I have been influenced by French car-design. The drivers cabin placed toward the front of the car gives it the same aggressive look as the Renault Laguna concept car in the ’90. A key objective of the design is to keep air-resistance at a minimum; e.g. the diffuser at the rear is incorporated to reduce negative drag. The interior has been designed to make the driver feel like sitting in a cocoon, unified with his car. To strengthen this feeling, I have designed a F1-like cockpit for booth driver and passenger. The exterior is reflected in the interior. Booth are characterized by sharp lines and smooth curves, which match the unique character of French design.”