Disco is officially back, at least in the automotive world. It started back when Toyota outed its iQ Disco concept last October, and now it’s smart’s turn. The Daimler subsidiary has come up with something it calls the Glitterball concept, a one-off that showcases disco ball designs on the wheels and the body.
The smart fortwo’s electric version was decked with reflective glass much like a disco ball’s exterior. The design was made by electronica and experimental rock group Appartajik. It will be used for the Pixel City movie, which is part of the group’s Light Space Modular exhibition at the neue nationalgalerie berlin – museum from March 13 through 25.
Here’s something straight from the company’s press release:
“smart is the official main sponsor in this project by Apparatjik, consisting of world-famous musicians Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Jonas Bjerre of Mew and sought-after music producer Martin Terefe. Their “Apparatjik Light Space Modular” features not only concerts but also an interactive installation which collects data to be turned into a piece of music. The deriving song will be performed by the prestigious Deutsches Kammerorchester and accompanied by a spectacular image show titled ‘Apparat TV’. The projections will be streamed out of a six metre tall cube into the city through the museum’s glass walls. Inside that cube is where Apparatjik will be performing live on 26 and 27 March.”