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MINI Clubman with Airstream Trailer Concept: First Official Photos

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These are the first official photos of a one-off concept of a specially modified MINI Cooper S Clubman and a 6.80-meter or 22-foot Airstream trailer that was created in collaboration with Danish furniture producers, Republic of Fritz Hansen. The design study will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the INTERNI Design Energies exhibition that takes place in Milan on 22 – 27 April 2009.

MINI Cooper S Clubman Aistream Trailer - CarscoopThe concept behind the project is the creation of a mobile base for surfers and beachgoers alike. As such, the designers of Republic of Fritz Hansen kitted out both the American travel trailer and the MINI Clubman with unique features.

Design details include the use of what MINI describes as "surfer-dude wetsuit" neoprene, fresh colors and flower prints which are common on both the Clubman and the Aistream trailer.

The trailer comes with a waterproof interior that is outfitted with numerous chairs, a table and even two surfboards halves, which double up as shelving. A special feature of the trailer is that it fully opens on one side revealing a built-in sun-bathing bed.

In the Clubman, the designers of the Copenhagen-based Republic of Fritz Hansen removed the rear seat bench and stripped out the boot to fit four specially made securing shells with purpose-built mounts that can accommodate diving gear equipment, including flippers, a mask, wetsuit and oxygen tanks.

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2 Comments:

Aaron X said... »April 21, 2009

Shit, this is now preferred housing here in the good old USA. No rent, no mortgage, just keep moving. It's the movement of the future, mobile housing.

Just give me a Cadillac Escalade with a toilet, shower, refrigerator, satellite Internet and TV and I'm good. :-)

Will said... »August 13, 2011

This is the kind of ridiculous idiotic story that is not even based on a vague grasp of reality. You could't pull a 4500lb Airstream trailer with a Mini, and even if you could physically hook it up without pulling the back of the Mini off  it would be one of the most dangerous combos of all time - ever heard of the tail wagging the dog? The car isn't heavy enough to safely pull anything like this. And then the second stupid thing we are being sold here is the idea that you can pull a trailer like this onto the sand. Heh. good luck with that! Oh, and yes, I'm an Airstream owner of many years, have owned a couple and towed them with all kinds of vehicles...

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