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smart like a sofa?


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21. February 2013

The smart fortwo measures 2.69 m long. A modular sofa designed by BoConcept, a Danish urban interior design firm, measures 2.69 m long.

Coincidence?

Not exactly.

Because smart and BoConcept have collaborated on the design of the “smart fortwo BoConcept signature style,” a car based on the smart BRABUS cabrio. Although the car and the couch may be short, the name of their concept surely isn’t.

smart BoConcept

The SFBSS—truncating the name—has matt crystal white body panels. A matt oriental brown metallic is used for the tridion cell (the structural cage that is evident on the exterior) and the door mirror caps. Stripes—smart light lemon—are on the mirror caps and along the doors. The cabrio top is brown.

Inside, there is tobacco brown leather used for the seats, interior door trim and instrument panel. Gray felt is used on the seat backrests, door trim, and upper part of the knee bolster. The aforementioned light lemon color is used in the quilting and stitching of the seats, on the steering wheel, and on the surround of gages. There are black velour floor mats with the “BoConcept” logo. Oak trim is used on the gear shift button, the first use of wood in a smart.

Dr. Annette Winkler, head of smart, explained the collaboration: “smart and BoConcept unites one common aim: to make optimal use of the limited space available in the city with attractively designed products—products that allow our customers to both express their personality and organize their lives, and that also enable relaxed communication. The intensive exchange with BoConcept about how to create inviting living spaces was very exciting. It resulted in special furniture and a special smart that you feel at home in wherever you are in the city.”

Yes, BoConcept also designed an armchair and a coffee table for the collection.

According to Autodata, 10,009 smart fortwos were sold in the U.S. in 2012.

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