MINI | Dezeen Hot List 2016




This was the year that car brand MINI relaunched its visual identity and made the leap into designing lifestyle concepts. It embraced the sharing economy with its Airbnb-style vehicle rent scheme and MINI Living installation in Milan, which explored the idea of shared accommodation as a solution to the housing crisis.

It hasn't all been lifestyle-related though: MINI's futuristic concept car which changes colour depending on the driver's mood proved popular with readers.

Dezeen's long-term collaboration with MINI has produced three exclusive video series, MINI Frontiers, MINI World Tour and most recently Most Loved, which profiles design classics.

A movie about Imogen Heap's music-making gloves went viral on Dezeen's Youtube channel, won a Webby Award and became our highest ranking MINI story ever.

Top posts:

1. These gloves will "change the way we make music," says Imogen Heap

2. MINI presents shared living spaces as a solution to the affordable housing crisis in cities

3. MINI relaunches its brand and offers Airbnb-style sharing to car owners

4. MINI's augmented-reality glasses allow drivers to see through the body of their car

5. BMW's MINI Vision Next 100 concept car changes colour depending on the driver's mood