It seems an odd pairing, but in a workshop just outside of
Eindhoven, Netherlands, an Australian icon has been transformed into an
exciting piece of movable design.
The Opera Camper trailer,
inspired by the Sydney Opera House, aims to bring a little luxury to the camper
Designed by Axel Enthoven,
the Opera is the result of a number of year research into the unique
limitations of portable accommodation – and it seems to have taken as much
engineering genius as the Opera House itself!
The Opera has a long list of features including ‘hot air
heating’, teak flooring, ceramic toilet, twin beds (electrically adjustable and
easily transformed into one), kitchen sink (of course), onboard boiler for hot
water supply, fridge and low-energy LED lighting “from awning to floor” (yes
there are uplights!).
Of course, the most striking feature of the design, the tent
roof (or ‘the sails’ as we better know them), is made of exterior canvas and a
lightweight frame and stainless steel fittings.
The camper starts at €24,000 (around AUD$35,000), which is
more than your standard hardtop camper, but these design features don’t come
cheap. It’s available in a range of colours with various add-ons available.
We’re still trying to get word on whether or not this
amazing camper is available in the Region, but let us know if you’ve spotted it
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