The MinkMobility / Products
Welcome to the original designers of the Mink Camper! The story of the Mink Camper began when Jordi Hans Design was approached by a client in Iceland interested in designing a romantic, yet updated version of the classic teardrop camper for touring through the wild Icelandic countryside. Our vision as designers was to take the traditional style and elevate it to a functional, yet a luxurious piece that could handle the unpredictable terrain in Iceland.
So how did we design this idea into the Mink Camper that exists today? Several things were clear – and one of them was to take the original square edges of a camper and give it a soft, rounded curve instead to add a more natural look. The foundation of the trailer shape was inspired by the beak of a toucan bird to create something flamboyant and exuberant which would add a feel of luxury and style. In fact, in the beginning, the Mink was actually called the Mini-Toucan. It was later changed to Mink Campers to represent the mink animal native to Iceland.
Our next goal was to design a spacious feeling interior to expand the size of an otherwise small-feeling camper. This allowed us to provide the functionality of a trailer which could be easily hauled around without sacrificing the comfort of open space and relaxation. Two expansive side door windows were added which were inspired by the image of a washing machine door. A ceiling skylight adds visual depth to the inside of the camper, allowing travelers to view the stars at night and light up the inside during the day. A front storage compartment makes sure no opportunity is wasted to create the perfect combination of functionality and a wide interior space.
Our engineering team has developed the complete technical design and analyzed, tested and evaluated all parts and components in order to be able to produce the final product in collaboration with the producers.
The Mink’s body is secured by a steel chassis and has 15-inch alloy wheels supported by a leaf-spring suspension. The trailer measures 8.9 feet (270 cm) in length, stands about a foot (30 cm) over the ground below and weighs in around 1,100-lb (500-kg).
Each development stage:
Concept Development – 100% Completion
Embodiment Design – 100% Completion
Prototype Development – 100% Completion
Production Development – 100% Completion
To know more about The Mini Toucan / The Mink feel free to contact us.