In early 2013 we sat down with a team of designers and product developers of AUDI, to talk about different concept and ideas, of how to combining the AUDI Q-Series with a unique tent concept. It was a great exchange of ideas and one of these great moments where an idea sets off.
After this meeting it was obvious that this would be the start of a collaboration, in which HEIMPLANET would start developing a tent design specifically for AUDI. The goal was to develop a tent design, which would combine the benefits of the inflatable HEIMPLANET tents with the comfort of AUDI cars to create an exceptional camping experience.
The tent would have to offer:
- easy set up,
- great wind stability
- perfect interaction with the car
- work independently and be a stand-alone solution
Wind simulation by HEIMPLANET
After working on the first sketches and playing around with different stuctures, it was very obvious to us, that this tent would have to fit to the car like a tailor made suit. But at the same time, the tent should work for a wide range of AUDI models. The solution lies within a design, that consists of a tent structure and a model specific connection. This connection ensures a weather proof connection between the HEIMPLANET tent a wide range AUDI models.
After a long phase of prototyping and redefining the design, it was in May 2014, that the final concept was presented during the annual Wörthersee meeting in Austria. The great feedback from press and the audience acknowledge the approach and AUDI decided shortly after the presentation to bring the tent to the market. We are very pleased, that the inflatable AUDI x HEIMPLANET tent „Cabins“ will be available from 2015. There will be three connections available to attache the tent to each model of the AUDI Q-Series, AUDI Q3, AUDI Q5 and AUDI Q7.
For additional info please contact your local AUDI dealer. The tent will be available exclusively through AUDI.