Airstream and its signature riveted aluminum paneled camper trailers are unmistakably American. The thought of Airstream conjures up images of roller skates, drive-in burger places and kids eager to do some footloose out in the open car park, to the music turned out by small portable FM tuner-equipped cassette player. So, the question now is, can this American icon tweaked to offer the European luxury vibe? Well, apparently, it can – thanks to the magical touches lent to it by multidisciplinary design consultancy, Astheimer Limited and Globetrotter is the result.
For those old enough to take notice, the 27-foot long Globetrotter is in fact a nod to the travel trailer maker’s origins which started some seven decades ago when founder Wally Byam and his friend took to the road with an Airstream Silver Bullet with the words “Globe Trotter” painted prominently on its sides. While the exterior inherits the company’s iconic riveted aluminum paneled design on an equally iconic form (that of the Classic, to be precise), the inside is vastly different from your regular Airstream. It is unlike what you have seen thus far.
The interior is transformed into an elegant European-look with a sleep space for six and packs features like aluminum walls, panoramic windows, a curved headboard and cabinets, wrap-around upholstery, recessed speakers, backlighting with premium finishes and fixtures to boot. All told, the interior is both minimalistic and sophisticated at the same time. But those are not it. Like any good Airstream trailers, it is not without options to make the good even better. Options like solar package comprising of a pair of 80W solar panels, batteries and an inverter, so you can take it off-the-grid for a longer period of time and you will likely to want to in this home away from home.
The Airstream Globetrotter was revealed on October 18 at the Adobe MAX The Creativity Conference and it is ready for your taking, in a choice of dark walnut or natural elm theme and four color themes, namely, blue, cream, grey, and slate, later this month with an asking price starting at $99,900. Continue reading for a few more looks at the delightful interior.