Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It’s a Sedan, It’s a Hatchback, It’s a Portable Greenhouse: Antti Eskeli’s Maininki

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Here’s an innovative idea from Finnish designer Antti Eskeli: a four-seat luxury sedan concept with a “changeable chassis length”, making it as compact as a small hatchback for city driving. So what if the foldable car is nothing new; I’d wager one’s never looked as good as Eskeli’s Maininki concept.

Maininki Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.usIt’s just one of many entries into the 2011 Michelin Challenge Design Showcase we’ve reported on previously. There is something surprisingly masculine about Eskeli’s fluid, organic design; like cavorting dolphins or an Antarctic glacier.

In fact, I can find only fault Eskeli’s design for two things: 1) the roofline seems ludicrously low and 2) all that glass is bound to turn the Maininki into a veritable greenhouse in summer climes. You can check out our full gallery below and leave your thoughts in the comments section if you wish.

By Tristan Hankin

Source: Antti Eskelli via Yanko


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