Mini and Airstream – together at last
OK, so we haven't been anticipating this marriage for years, but now that it has happened, we love it. Copenhagen-based furniture designers, The Republic of Fritz Hansen have just created this one-off Airstream and Mini Cooper S Clubman pairing.
The Airstream's design is inspired by modern surfing and features clean lines, bold colors, and sleek wood paneling, with new interpretations of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg™ and Swan™ Chair and a table set up with four unique Series Seven™ chairs. The Mini is inspired by the wetsuit, black with green trim, and a waterproof interior.
'Partnering with MINI was a given,' said Bob Wheeler, CEO of Airstream. 'As one of the oldest manufacturers of recreational vehicles in the US and Mini's longstanding history producing unmistakable sport cars, we knew that we would make a dynamite team.'
'It has always been important for us to implement new products and ideas in unconventional ways,' said, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Head of Mini Brand Communication. '[This] presents a surprisingly different way of using a Mini and an Airstream with a design, which consciously transcends into the world of the surfer. At the same time, we have achieved a successful co-operation with two international cult brands which authentically embodies the Mini attitude to life.'
The Mini-Airstream is on display at the Interni Design Energies in the courtyards of Università degli Studi di Milano for the Salone del Mobile show in Milan – which ends on April 30. RM