Nissan Van Is Transformed into an Off-the-Grid Woodworker’s Paradise

Nissan NV300 concept-van

With the help of UK-based design firm Studio Hardie, Nissan has created a mobile workshop that would be any craftsman's dream. They pulled off the ultimate van conversion by transforming a Nissan NV300 into a fully functional woodworking laboratory on wheels. Filled with innovative design touches, the concept van demonstrates the versatility of Nissan's vehicles, as well as their sustainable outlook.

The cargo area is filled with innovative storage solutions driven by Studio Hardie's own experiences as designers and craftsmen. “The designs for the tool storage came from years of site work, thinking about how we work, what tool you want where,” shares Will Hardie, founder of the firm. Built on a grid system, the interior is set up in a rational manner that allows for quick access and organization.

A swivel chair built on rails, an integrated touch-screen computer, and an LED ceiling increase the functionality of the space and prove just how well the NV300 adapts to professionals in any sector. The mobile workshop is also sustainable, thanks to the integration of Nissan Energy ROAM portable batteries.

These waterproof, emission-free, and silent power sources provide more than enough juice to power up all the tools in the van. The second life batteries, which are recovered from Nissan LEAF electric vehicles, have a storage capacity of 700Wh and maximum power output of 1k. By implementing solar panels for charging on the roof of the van, the workshop is a true self-contained system.

This isn't the first time that Nissan and Studio Hardie have collaborated. In 2016, Studio Hardie converted a Nissan NV200 electric van into a mobile office. By continuing their partnership, they're demonstrating the incredible flexibility of these vehicles and opening the public's eyes to new possibilities by redefining the idea of workspaces.

Nissan and Studio Hardie transformed a cargo van into a mobile woodworking studio.

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Nissan Energy ROAM portable batteries, which are recycled, help power up all the tools in the workshop.

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Learn more about how the Nissan NV 300 concept van came to life.

Studio Hardie: Website | Twitter | Instagram
h/t: [treehugger, dezeen]

All images via Nissan.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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