MINI Cooper S Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer

The Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan on 22 – 27 April saw the unveiling of a new design study on the theme of ‘mobile living’. It’s the work of three brands – MINI, Airstream and Republic of Fritz Hansen – dipping their respective toes into the ‘stylistic future of travel’.

So what is it? Well, essentially it’s a combination of a 6.8m-long Airstream trailer and a modified MINI Cooper S Clubman, both kitted out with a new look – including the use of ‘surfer-dude’ wetsuit neoprene plus a dash of bright colours and flower prints. The trailer and the MINI form a single unit, with the Clubman modified to incorporate a trailer coupling and a roof rack for transporting your surfboard.

There’s the option of opening up the trailer on one side (via electric motor) to make yourself comfortable on a built-in sun lounger. Meanwhile, inside, there’s a Superellipse table, ringed by four Series 7 chairs, with a pair of Swan chairs in the corner to offer additional relaxation space. The floor of the trailer has the look of a wooden yacht-deck, while the rear wall is decorated with floral prints and two surfboards halves, doubling as shelving.

MINI Cooper S Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer MINI Cooper S Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer

As to the MINI, it wears wetsuit effects on its roof, below the bumpers and along its sides, while neoprene makes a further appearance on the seats and dashboard. The rear bench-seat has been removed and the boot stripped out, with added watersports storage solutions in the form of purpose-built mounts for diving gear, flippers, mask, wetsuit and oxygen tanks.

For more details on the project, see www.MINIspace.com.

Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: MINI


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