You can find various shades of MINI\u2014the iconic British small car\u2014and how its design has evolved over the decades, at the ongoing India Design 2018, the design and home d\u00e9cor week taking place from February 22-25 at NSIC Grounds in New Delhi. MINI India is presenting \u2018MINI in Design\u2019 and \u2018Creative Solutions\u2019 concepts at the fair. Modern MINI cars are a continuation of the design that defined the classic MINI of 1959. Today\u2019s models have the same iconic cues\u2014extremely short overhangs (lengths of a car that extend beyond the wheelbase at the front and rear), circular lights, large hexagonal radiator grille, elliptically shaped chromed door handles, among others\u2014paying homage to their predecessors. Since 1959, MINI cars have always has a unique and distinct design, with a combination of rational and irrational elements, and a balance between old and new.Vikram Pawah, president, BMW Group India, of which MINI is a sub-brand, said, \u201cSince its inception, MINI has stood for inspiring design, combining intelligence with creativity, delivering substance while committing to clever use of space and resources. Iconic design philosophy and creative use of space continue to be the core essence of MINI to this day. The MINI installation at India Design 2018 demonstrates this principle and its extension to urban living spaces.\u201d The MINI story In 1959, in the midst of post-war austerity and fuel shortages, British-Greek designer Sir Alec Issigonis designed a car for the times. It was small, creatively used space and had a radical design that eliminated anything that felt superfluous. Thus was born the MINI. Later, motorsport legend John Cooper saw racing potential in the MINI, and he created a model for the track. MINI entered India in 2012, and the current model range includes the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman.