Photo: Smart Forjoy Papasan Rear Seat

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 11th, 2013

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Take a look at the backseat in the all-new Smart Forjoy concept car. A cross between a traditional papasan and an egg chair, it appears as if Smart took its design cues from Austin Powers’ love shack.

In a company press release, Smart describes it as a “striking rear seat bench in the style of lounge furniture”, and explains that all three seats were designed to give the impression that they’re floating.

I appreciate that Smart is thinking outside the box, but this is only a concept car. We’ll have to wait to see if any elements of its cabin translate to production.

For more details and photos of the Smart Forjoy, see Autoblog. Also check out our “Inspired by Furniture” section for more cabin designs you’re apt to see in a living room.

One Response

  1. Geoff Geoff says:

    I am both impressed and confused about the missing stuff in this concept. Doors. Windows. Yeah.

    The design of the seats are pretty cool. I do wonder about the seeming intent to limit the back seat to one person. Cool looking, but limited, and forcing that limitation on the customer seems foolish.

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