BMW Designworks & The North Face Reinvent the Caravan
CES is always an interesting time of year. As well as headline tech releases such as the LG rollable OLED TV and Sony’s candle-like Glass Sound Speaker, 2019 also revealed some weird and wonderful auto concept announcements, like Hyundai’s ‘walking car’ concept, Elevate. In a similar mould, take a look at BMW’s lightweight camper concept in collaboration with none other than The North Face.
Yes, BMW’s Designworks division has revealed a concept for a new lightweight camper trailer at CES. Made from The North Face’s technical FutureLight material, the miniature caravan sees the innovative material stretched out over the famed outdoor lifestyle brand’s signature geodesic dome on a mobile trailer.
BMW say the camper was inspired by the GINA Light Visionary Model Concept that was unveiled back in 2008. While it may not look like the now infamous GINA, it does employ similar ideas. Instead of using BMW’s own flexible skin, this time the Germans have used The North Face’s technical fabric to cover their design.
While The North Face is far from accustomed to making caravans, their FutureLight material could just do the trick. Not many details have been released yet but the American brand say FutureLight is ‘the world’s most advanced breathable-waterproof’ material and that it will ‘redefine the future of technical outerwear.’
The BMW Designworks x The North Face Camper is purely a concept, and given the real estate inside, we’re fairly certain it’ll stay that way. But The North Face’s FutureLight fabric will make its debut in the label’s Fall 2019 product line. Keep an eye out for more details over at The North Face Website.
Last week, The North Face unveiled the vibrant ’92 RAGE Collection, influenced by the rebellious nature of late 80s/early 90s snowboard culture.