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Airstream Partners with MINI, Famed Designer

March 12, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Airstream trailer matched with a MINI Cooper S Clubman

Airstream trailer matched with a MINI Cooper S Clubman

Airstream Inc. and MINI have teamed up to offer a MINI Cooper S Clubman and an Airstream travel trailer featuring interiors designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen.

The concept will be presented for the first time at the INTERNI DESIGN ENERGIES exhibition during the upcoming Salone del Mobile show in Milan, Italy. The exhibition runs April 22-27.

Republic of Fritz Hansen, the Copenhagen based premium furniture brand, designed the interior of the MINI Cooper S Clubman and Airstream trailer. Drawing inspiration from the outdoor lifestyle of surfing, the Airstream interior will feature, amongst others, new interpretations of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Swan Chair and a table set up with four unique Series Seven chairs. Sleek wood paneling finishes off the “modern surfer” look.

“Here at Republic of Fritz Hansen we are thrilled with the collaboration and really look forward to introducing this unique and eye catching concept,” says Jacob Holm, President and CEO at Republic of Fritz Hansen.

The MINI Cooper S Clubman will also reflect the same adventurous personality and style with clean lines, bold colors such as lightning green and an array of interior gadgets.

The MINI Cooper S Clubman will be predominately jet black with black “wetsuit” neoprene accents along with green trim. The 22-foot silver Airstream trailer will also sport the same exterior details as the MINI but will have an interior designed for beach goers with features such as a waterproof interior and a sun bathing bed.

“Partnering with MINI was a given,” said Bob Wheeler, CEO of Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream, Inc. “As one of the oldest manufacturers of recreational vehicles in the U.S. and MINI’s longstanding history producing unmistakable sport cars, we knew that we would make a dynamite team.”

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