Project Winnebago and a new Chassis

by ARC on December 18, 2014

In the ARC workshop today – project winnebago is progressing well! Here you can see a brand new oak floor is being laid in the winnebago and work is underway to give it a curved ceiling – this project is going to completely transform the look of this RV and we’re very excited to see how it develops – stay tuned to the blog for more updates!

Project Winnebago

Project Winnebago

Meanwhile – elsewhere in the workshop, the guys are working on the chassis on another one of our Airstream projects:

Airstream Chassis

Airstream Chassis

Airstream Chassis

Airstream Chassis

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Happy Customers

by ARC on December 16, 2014

Huntsman 68

This week we received some great feedback from one of our clients – Roubi L’Roubi, owner of the Huntsman Brand – the bespoke Savile Row tailors for whom we recently created two Huntsman-themed shooting lodges:

“As owners of Huntsman, we are used to our clients commissioning totally bespoke pieces. So when it came to adding two bedrooms to our country house, we thought of a bespoke commission of a legendary airstream, and chose Kathy and the ARC Airstreams team after seeing some photos on the internet of how they’d translated someone’s dream into a rolling room. And we wanted a rolling one bedroom shooting lodge for us. Huntsman specialise in bespoke tweeds to make totally custom shooting suits and other garments, so there was only a short distance to cross to use those as a backdrop for the decor. We specified the function, i.e. we’ll never cook or eat in the Airstream – so no need for kitchen or dining room – but it would need room for a cloakroom where wet clothes brought back from a day’s shooting could be hung to dry. We choose earth tones contrasted with a moorland purple tweeds – emphasising different moods for the two rooms; and let the ARC team come up with suggestions for other wall and floor coverings, wood panelling and built in furniture. We let the team choose those to match or contrast with our tweeds in full trust in their knowhow, and were delighted to receive mood boards by return of mail, much alike those we do when thinking about our collections. We totally took in their suggestions, we then added black forest carvings and antlers to complete the look.

“The experience of designing the airstream together was a wonderful collaboration, and an extension of our bespoke practice into a new territory! We love the Airstreams so much that whereas they started out as extra rooms for guests, they will probably end up touring Scotland with us next summer!”

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Airstream bedroom

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The Huntsman 65 photoshoot

10 December 2014

As promised here are some exclusive shots of the recently finished Huntsman 65 Airstream – the second of a pair of luxury Airstreams which were commissioned by the Huntsman brand. These Airstreams will be used as promotional vehicles before ending up being used as a pair of luxury guest lodges for this client. All photos [...]

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In the workshop – finished projects and new arrivals…

4 December 2014

In the workshop today – this 1950s Airstream Safari is all polished and finished and ready to leave the workshop: Now we’re starting restoration on this new project: This Airstream is also awaiting restoration – Next year is going to be a very busy and exciting one for ARC.

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In the workshop – the Safari is finished and we start work on two motorhomes!

3 December 2014

It’s all go in the workshop this week – the Airstream Safari is now finished and ready to go and we’ve got not one, but two motorhomes in for the ARC treatment. ‘Winnie’ isn’t actually an Airstream, but a Winnebago that we’re fitting out for a film director who wants to use her as a [...]

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The Apollo 70 Airstream Bar – Out and About

1 December 2014

We love to see how our corporate and catering customers getting on with business and this week we caught up with the Apollo 70 Airstream Bar, who are doing very well in the year since we completed this project. The bar is used by the Jockey Club for all of their events and was also [...]

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Safari nearly finished

24 November 2014

In the ARC workshop today this Airstream Safari is nearly finished and ready to go – we’re just getting to the end of a few projects now with a bunch of exciting new ones ready to start.

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Huntsman 68 Airstream – External shots

12 November 2014

As promised here are some external shots from our Huntsman Airstream photo shoot the other week. This is Huntsman 68, the first of two Airstreams we refitted for the Huntsman brand – the second one is now finished too and we’ll be having a photo shoot with that one too, so stay tuned for more [...]

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Project Winnebago!

6 November 2014

As we wave goodbye to two fabulous finished Airstreams this week, it’s time to move onto the next project. And as Monty Python would say – now for something completely different! We’re working on this huge American motorhome and don’t tell anyone but…it’s not actually an Airstream! Shhh! This splendid Winnebago is going to be [...]

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Huntsman 65 is finished!

4 November 2014

Following hot on the tail of the Huntsman 68 Airstream which we featured on the blog last week – the Huntsman 65 is now finished and has left the workshop. This Airstream was the second of two custom projects for the Huntsman brand, which will be used for promotions before being used as luxury lodges [...]

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