When you upgrade from a tent to a camper of any type, you can bring more of the comforts of home along for the ride. We’ve seen cozy vans and tricked out Airstreams before, but this new concept trailer from Germany-based Bürstner just might be the most house-like camper we’ve ever seen. Love campers and trailers? Come join our new community group.
Called the Harmony 3, Bürstner debuted the chic camper at this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, the world’s biggest camper trade show. From the outside, the Harmony 3 is a sleek camping trailer with large picture windows. Step inside, however, and it feels like you’ve walked into a New York City apartment.
Through the entryway you’ll find hanging lamps, a removable dining table, and the trailer’s unique walls that feature a faux-stone treatment. The kitchen boasts an induction cooktop, built-in espresso maker, and a fancy-schmancy wine rack. A living room with a huge couch comes next, and a coffee table—seriously, what camper has that?—sits in between the sitting area and TV.
The living room is so spacious because it also functions as the bedroom; but instead of using a fold-out couch, a queen bed drops from the ceiling over the coffee table. This creates a hanging bed platform that floats in the center of the camper and pushes back up when not in use. The lack of a separate bedroom also leaves more room for a bathroom, and the Harmony 3’s spacious water closet includes a large shower and backlit lighting.
Like many of the concept campers at trade shows, the Harmony 3 isn’t in production and will likely remain in the design stage for a while. Some of the features—like pendant lamps, coffee tables, and even the drop-down bed—will take some advanced engineering to work in a manufactured camper. Those types of items are hard to secure in a moving vehicle. But Bürstner shows that the future of camper design just might look a lot like home.
Via: New Atlas