Reblog: Mini Strip sees BMW and Paul Smith pare EV back to the stylish essentials — SlashGear

BMW’s reinvented Mini was always larger and more luxurious than the classic original, but the Mini Strip co-created by designer Paul Smith pares the car back to the bare necessities. In the process, the small two-door raises some big questions about just how much in modern vehicles is necessary, and whether what we intentionally leave […]

Mini Strip sees BMW and Paul Smith pare EV back to the stylish essentials — SlashGear

Small Designs

Designer Paul Smith is best known for his fashion label, but that hasn’t turned him off from trying his creative skills in other areas. He’s now turned his attention to another British design icon, the Mini.

Image via tuvie.com

Taking a stripped, back less is more approach – makes sense given the Mini’s modest physical presence – with as much as possible stripped away from the chassis, this design even exposes imperfections in the metalwork.

In these modest times, the design certainly fits the times, but if anyone is hoping to pick one up for themselves, they will be left disappointed as this version of the car is not expected to go into production.