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minimalist concept in collaboration with Paul Smith

Visible structure, raw metal, cork interior: the Mini Strip pushes minimalism to its limits! A concept designed in collaboration with fashion designer Paul Smith.

At Mini, it’s decided! The future of the brand will be eco-responsible and pop. The German-British manufacturer has also announced recently that leather will soon disappear from its range, replaced by recycled fabrics. To walk the talk, Mini has joined forces with famous British fashion designer Paul Smith. The two big names in British pop culture have joined together to create a minimalist concept: the Mini Strip.

Minimalism is really Paul Smith’s watchword for this Mini Strip. Besides, the body is not even painted. The designer chose to leave the exposed metal, simply covered with a transparent protective layer to prevent corrosion. The few traces of the assembly line tools have been carefully preserved, to give the Mini a raw appearance. On the wings, the screws are apparent, and it’s the same thing on the roof, which reveals the structure.

A recycled cork interior!

Inside, minimalism is taken even further. The majority of the toppings have been removed, to keep only the metal of the frame, painted blue for the occasion. On the door trims and the top of the dashboard, the plastic is replaced by recycled cork

and recyclable. And above all, you will not find any screen there, but simply a dock for your smartphone in the middle. No counters either, for that matter. The steering wheel is also reduced to its simplest device.

Only the seats remained relatively intact. They are fabric covered, and are entirely made of a single material, including topstitching, which allows them to be recycled more easily. As on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the door handles are made of fabric. Finally, the famous colorful stripes, signature of Paul Smith, are concealed in the doorframe.

This Mini Strip will not be marketed, and will remain unique. But Mini indicates that recyclable techniques and materials will serve as inspiration for the interior of future Mini.

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