Is This the World's Coolest Forgotten Camper?

Screen Shot 2012-07-10 at 12.19.04 PMAlberto Rosselli's Expandable Living Container. Photo: SHFT on Facebook

In May of 1972, MOMA put on a five-month show highlighting some of the world's best new mobile environments. It was called "ITALY: THE NEW DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE" and featured a dozen transportable homes for modern living. One of these 12 designs popped up again on Monday when Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer's SHFT website posted a picture of it on their Facebook page. It's a lightweight aluminum house by the Italian designer Alberto Rosselli. The house extends out in four directions via telescoping runners, hinged floors, and accordion walls. It has resurfaced in art exhibitions over the years, most famously in a traveling exhibition about mobility called Living in Motion that stopped in Boston in 2006. Still, it's a wonder that a camper close to Roselli's "Expandable Living Container" hasn't been turned out for Americans seeking to move around the country, especially when you see the inside.

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