Earlier this week BMW’s Design works and North Face unveiled something rather special. Meet the trailer tent of the future.
BMW’s Designworks is no stranger to creating eye catching prototypes and The North Face are pretty adapt at man handling materials in to ever lighter weatherproof and breathable fabrics. So, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that the two have joined forces to build the FUTURELIGHT camper, a cutting-edge concept “to imagine the future of protection from the elements”. But it does. Not so much for the North Face who specialise in high tech mountaineering tents not to mention mountaineering clothing for the brave few. For BMW’s Designworks however a camper seems, well, a little trivial for a company currently working on Virgin’s Hyperloop One as well as BMW’s own luxury cars.
The true purpose of this collaboration is to showcase The North Face’s new fabric innovation FUTURELIGHT which “uses Nanospinning technology to create the world’s most advanced, breathable, waterproof material”. This new material allows air to permeate the membrane of the fabric via nano-sized holes whilst retaining complete waterproofness. This fabric will be used across The North Face’s premium line of pinnacle performance collection from late 2019.
The camper, which is more like a trailer, features the fabrics stretched under a geodesic dome creating a waterproof and breathable outer shell. The interior utilises a split-level design with raised seating/sleeping and lower level sleeping floor section.
Information, quotes and images courtesy of BMW Group.