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Focus on the Minimalist Airstream

by ARC on May 18, 2012

Today we’re taking another look at one of our recently finished projects which we like to call, ‘The Minimalist Airstream’.

minimalist airstream

This Airstream belongs to Doug Hamilton of the Wham Agency in London, a branding company who create, re-invent and deliver new brands worldwide.

The Airstream design brief was that it was to be very low key, simple and definitely ‘not blingy’ – so basically the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of what we have achieved with the Lava Lamp Airstream! If you compare these two trailers that we worked on side-by-side it just goes to show how versatile we are here at American Retro Caravans and how Kathy and Darren are able to work with our clients to develop their vision into reality, rather than recreating the same ‘house style’. You name it – we can build it!

This design maximises the natural light and space in the Airstream. As the Airstream is going to be situated in the South of France it needed to be well insulated against extreme temperatures. ARC will be towing the Airstream down to the South of France for Doug where it will be used as an office and guest accommodation.

minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream
minimalist airstream

In the workshop today: this lovely 1960′s Caravel has come in to have some new lights fitted.

caravel

Meanwhile Selena carefully applies a layer of varnish to the oak units in another Airstream:

Oak Airstream units get varnished

And here is a photo of the finished look:

Oak Airstream units get varnished

Oak Veneers and an Exterior Polish

12 December 2011

In the workshop today: Lovely real oak veneers are being fitted in this Airstream: And this Airstream is getting an exterior polish:

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Doors, furniture and windows

7 December 2011

In the workshop today: A simple seat is fitted with a laminated front A stove enamelled window frame goes in The handmade furniture that is fitted into our Airstreams is all made by our team in the workshop Handmade oak faced doors divide the living area from the bedroom in this Airstream

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