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Marchi Mobile's eleMMent RV - a luxury mansion on wheels

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October 18, 2011

eleMMent PALAZZO - MOBILE HOME by Marchi Mobile

eleMMent PALAZZO - MOBILE HOME by Marchi Mobile

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Marchi Mobile has launched its eleMMent series of ultra-luxurious recreational vehicles. Designed to offer a mansion away from the mansion, the series comes in three, fully configurable flavors and offers everything you'll never need on the road, including automatic boarding stairs, a flybridge and an operational fireplace.

Partially based on a 2001 design by Luigi Colani, this mobile luxury villa resting on a DAF XF 105 track chassis features deliberately radical elements such as the highly conspicuous oval windscreen that make the it stand out at first sight. It owes its shape to something more than a designer's whim, however, as the vehicle's aerodynamic properties result in up to 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption. This eco-friendly touch is nicely off-set by a "truly sportive", max 530 horsepower turbo charged diesel engine, a rear diffuser made of carbon-fiber and a double tube sport exhaust. The vehicle also boasts an above average safety rating.

eleMMent PALAZZO - MOBILE HOME

eleMMent PALAZZO - MOBILE HOME by Marchi Mobile

The eleMMent PALAZZO is a four wheel luxury mansion. The fully automatic, pop-up flybridge lounge with multiple bars towers over two floors that contain, among other things, a kitchen, a master bedroom with an integrated bathroom and a couch that can be converted into bar furniture at the push of a button. All the automatic setting-up and dismantling is handled via a touch screen control panel. An additional, mobile control unit with remote video streaming functionality enables the prudent owner to keep an eye on all the important indicators and play with lighting and temperature settings from afar.

eleMMent VIVA - VIP SHUTTLE

eleMMent VIVA - VIP SHUTTLE by Marchi Mobile

This is Marchi Mobile's take on business mobility. The six business lounge swivel armchairs with massage features make eleMMent VIVA probably one of the most comfortable mobile conference rooms on the planet - or at least the road. The 8.2 foot (2.5 m) tall interior provides a lot of breathing space for serious business negotiations.

eleMMent VISIONE - PROMOTION VEHICLE

eleMMent VISIONE - PROMOTION VEHICLE by Marchi Mobile

The Visione is the only eleMMent vehicle built for the working class. It is marketed as a "superior tool to enthuse and inspire the superior target". It is essentially a mobile showroom that enables the display wares in style. The 39.37 foot (12 m) long vehicle offers 215.27 square feet (20 sq. m) to 430.55 square feet (40 sq.m) of display space.

The three set-ups described above can be configured at will and can be fitted with pretty much everything you can find in a luxury mansion. This includes an operational fireplace (for use when parked), floor heating and a rainfall shower, not to mention such obvious conveniences as mobile Internet or a 40-inch flat screen satellite TV. To top things off, the more creative buyers can even design their own fluorescent coating pattern, which should make the eleMMent stand out in the crowd even in the event of a black-out.

See the Marchi Mobile's website for an interactive tour-de-eleMMent.

About the Author
Jan Belezina Formerly in charge of Engadget Poland, Jan Belezina's long time fascination with the advance of new technology has led him to become Gizmag's eyes and ears in Eastern Europe.   All articles by Jan Belezina
16 Comments

The cab looks like a rehash of Luigi Colani's truck design.

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2006/12/concept-truck-by-luigi-colani.html

Gadgeteer
18th October, 2011 @ 04:40 pm PDT

this is so awesome! :D

sara2816
18th October, 2011 @ 06:13 pm PDT

question, about photo #13 how do those flaps intended as arm rails stow into the body?

Bill Bennett
18th October, 2011 @ 08:10 pm PDT

What l!!!..this is a cheap rip-off of Luigi Colani 's truck design....thats so sad!!!...i think gizmag should verify the credibility of the content that they are porting on the website!!!!

SumoDes
18th October, 2011 @ 09:25 pm PDT

Marchi Molbile acknowledges that the eleMMEnt is "partially based on the Colani design". The text of this article has been amended to reflect this.

editor
18th October, 2011 @ 09:46 pm PDT

MY GOD that thing is FUGLEY on the outside and gaudily pimped out on the inside - in other words it's a rapper's dream ride.

UGH!

yrag
19th October, 2011 @ 08:25 am PDT

Wow, I must agree, it is way but ugly and an ecological disaster - regardless of the "20% fuel savings."

Mark in SB
19th October, 2011 @ 09:35 am PDT

Looks like a couple of those trucks have had the round part of the window broken and replaced with flat glass. One is the one with the UNIQA logo, the other is the white one in the background, behind the railing and the silver tanker.

This RV rendering looks closest to the UNIQA one, which is only shown in that one image on the link above. Unless that truck is actually the other one very similar to it, with changes made to the lights and some other stuff. Perhaps it was wrecked and that's how it was rebuilt?

How many of those Colani trucks were built? Are any two identical or are the 'different' ones of the same design just different paint jobs on the same truck?

Gregg Eshelman
19th October, 2011 @ 02:14 pm PDT

The inside is nice and luxurious but the outside is - IMO - ugly. It might be aerodynamic but not very attractive. :)

BigWarpGuy
19th October, 2011 @ 05:47 pm PDT

Well it looks like someone has some extra cash to spend.

Mark A
20th October, 2011 @ 01:07 pm PDT

anyone else see the similarities:



????

zibba
20th October, 2011 @ 02:39 pm PDT

I see more resemblance to stormtrooper than anything else.

Also, even a moderate crosswind will take this thing down.

phydeaux
20th October, 2011 @ 05:52 pm PDT

At least it is not a mechanically ludicrous design. Unlike some other other ideas http://www.gizmag.com/ecco-camper-concept-nau/19021/

Slowburn
20th October, 2011 @ 09:46 pm PDT

i wonder how this beast would go under tunnels n bridges without its head shaved off??

anyways, excellent design!!

HimsW
22nd October, 2011 @ 11:28 pm PDT

a slick monster on wheels

Ciprian Pacurar
23rd October, 2011 @ 11:42 pm PDT

that thing is uglier than a baboon's backside.

Adrien
31st October, 2011 @ 01:53 pm PDT
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