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The Lava Lamp Airstream on Channel 4

by ARC on October 29, 2012

lava lamp airstream

Regular visitors to this blog will be hard-pressed to forget the fabulous Lava Lamp Airstream that we finished earlier this year for client Bernard Fontannaz, which was craned into his back garden in Oxford. The interior design for this retro-themed Airstream was inspired by the inside of a lava lamp.

Well now you can get a proper 360 degree look around inside the Airstream and find out what Bernard gets up to in there as he is going to be featured on episode 2 of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4 tomorrow night. In the series, George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. This project was certainly for playing – if you haven’t seen it before you can find out more about it in these blog posts

Find out about the TV show here: www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces/episode-guide/series-1/episode-2

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

Lava Lamp Lighting

by ARC on May 11, 2012

Back to the Lava Lamp Airstream today and a closer look at the lighting. As previously mentioned, the whole design is based on the inside of the Lava Lamp and there’s one recessed into the wall between the kitchen and the rear seating area:

lava lamp Airstream

Running along the ceiling is a panel fitted with hundreds of twinkling ‘stars’

lava lamp Airstream

lava lamp Airstream

There are also some LEDs positioned around the main seating area

lava lamp Airstream

Different lamps and spotlights are positioned throughout to illuminate the bathroom and the various cocktail making surfaces:

lava lamp Airstream

lava lamp Airstream

The mood lighting can be controlled by remote control with a round controller to alter the colour, the speed of the twinkling and flashing and the brightness of the lights in different areas. In combination with the surround sound stereo system and various gadgets such as the wine cooler and popcorn machine this Airstream has been a very interesting job for our electrician Terry who originally learned his trade as a helicopter electrician for the Royal Navy.

lava lamp Airstream

Project Lava Lamp

9 May 2012

So the Lava Lamp Airstream is pretty much finished and last week our excellent photographer, Jeremy Phillips came in to take some shots for us which have attracted a lot of discussion and a very positive reaction on our Facebook page and over 100 new ‘likes’. The Lava Lamp Airstream was designed for our client [...]

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The Lava Lamp Airstream is nearly done…

21 March 2012

Today in the Workshop – the Lava Lamp Airstream is close to completion. It’s nearly time to call in Jeremy Phillips our photographer, to take some professional shots – until then here are a few tantalising snaps of the interior to keep you going!

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Purple padded cocktail cabinet

2 March 2012

Today we are back in the lava lamp Airstream where a luxury padded cocktail cabinet is being fitted in lilac leather with bling trim:

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Groovy Baby! It’s the Orange and Purple Lava Lamp Airstream…

10 February 2012

A visual feast for you today as this Airstream is really starting to take shape, demonstrating the versatility of the design team here at ARC. If the customer wants minimalist, we can do minimalist – or if they want something bright and bold and inspired by iconic design, we can do that too! This client [...]

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Colourful Airstream

2 February 2012

In the workshop today: the Airstream with the starry ceiling is getting some colourful purple panels fitted. Some lovely bright colour on a grey February day….this is the Airstream that is being filmed for the TV series so stay tuned for more updates…

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