MINI is donating a Paceman, the youngest and seventh model in the MINI family, to the Vienna Life Ball. The proceeds will go to projects that prevent HIV and AIDS. This will be the 13th year in a row that the automaker has supported the auction. But before the Paceman is sold off, it will be given an overhaul by international fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
The MINI Paceman joins the likes of global labels like DSQUARED², Diesel and Missoni that have converted a lineup of MINI models into amazing one-offs. To date, the Life Ball MINI auctions have raised more than half a million Euros in total proceeds. Cavalli is taking on the first stylish, urban Sports Activity Coupé with the MINI Paceman.
It has a sporty design and stunning coupé silhouette but it’s targeted at individuals who want to make a statement with the car they’re driving. The unusual style of Cavalli is an ideal match to that of the Life Ball MINI. His creative exterior design features iridescent paintwork that glistens from black to brown depending on the amount of light.
Cavalli enhances the dynamically stretched lines of this athletically agile two-door coupé. Cavalli’s expressive logo is found on the roof of the MINI Paceman, which gives off the appearance of floating above the car body. Cavalli said that he considers this MINI project to be “an exciting and wonderful project.”
Roberto Cavalli finally met his first Sports Activity Coupé that is the MINI Paceman. Having a remarkable coupé silhouette and combined with a sporty design, the MINI Paceman is a good choice for those who want to make their mark in the world while driving.
With the Life Ball MINI, Cavalli has managed to put in his rather unconventional style. The exterior has been designed in such a way that how light hits the car changes its look. The wonderful paintwork can change from brown to black and in addition highlights the stretched lines.
Cavalli’s logo has been placed on the roof where it looks as if it is floating. Cavalli shared that being part of the project was indeed a wonderful opportunity as it gave him the chance to be creative and use iridescent paint that not only was his own creation and been used for many years on his own vehicles but it was also very special.
Iridescent paint is a material that can change its color depending on how light touches it. Cavalli added that he had always loved designing and creating and to be able to do that to a MINI, complete with his own interior styling and logo, was truly a surprise.
Cavalli had been staging a show for the Life Ball Mini from as far back as 2001 which is when the MINI also started its partnership with this particular charity event. Twelve years later, Cavalli has managed to convert a family car to be a sought-after collector’s item.
The MINI Paceman was unveiled on May 24, 2013, during the opening of Cavalli’s “Goldenes Quart1er” store in Vienna. This collector’s item was later auctioned off at the Hall of Ceremonies inside Vienna’s Hofburg palace.