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AIRSTREAM COMMEMORATES 75th
with a New Limited Edition Anniversary Model

Airstream Inc. commemorates its 75th Anniversary with a stylish, modernistic take on old-fashioned luxury. The 75th Commemorative Edition Travel Trailer combines ultra-refined, polished aluminum interiors with rich, natural materials such as warm wood veneers materials and details which pay homage to founder Wally Byam’s original designs.
Designer David Winick took the lead in creating an interior space that is both ultra modern and retrospective. Natural linoleum in warm tones brings out the highlights of genuine wood veneers. Upholstery inspired by 1940’s tailoring heightens textural contrasts, reflecting in an array of aluminum surfaces. Porthole windows, round vents and yacht-inspired details further integrate the past and future in this very special travel trailer. It is not every day that such an incredible travel trailer sees the light, with such a union of design and efficiency. Winick came to Airstream with an example of a re-modeled Airstream, demonstrating an understanding of the Airstream design aesthetic and a keenly developed vision for harmonizing natural materials with Airstream’s unique interior space.


The 75 units from the Aistream factory production run now are all sold. But no worries. We can build you a custom 19' Bambi that is virtually identical to this model, although superior in every respect as it is hand-built and fitted. Available with hardwoods and surface materials of your choice and custom badged. An iconic trailer.
Details

19' BAMBI PROTOTYPE FOR AIRSTREAM

Completed and delivered November 2005. Introduced at RVIA show in Louisville, Kentucky. Production limited to 75 units.

 

 

"...we have commissioned the creation of a Limited Edition 75 th Anniversary Trailer. This 19’ beauty is the brainchild of David Winick, a designer and trailer restorer whose stunning work on his own 1968 Caravel made it clear that he was the man for the job. Only 75 of these numbered units will be produced, so act quickly."

Bob Wheeler
President & CEO Airstream, Inc.

 

"Airstream debuted a special 75th anniversary edition, 19-foot trailer that is cute beyond cute. Oh my goodness, I want one!"

Chuck Woodbury -  Editor RV Travel.com

 

"Retro Thing readers are a talented bunch and I get excited when someone emails to ask if we're interested in running a piece about something they've "put together" in their shop. That said, I wasn't quite prepared for David Winick's latest project. You see, his hobby is restoring vintage Airstream trailers. Beautifully. The Airstream factory was pretty impressed with the job he'd done on his 1968 Caravel, and they commissioned him to create their limited-edition 75th Anniversary model.

Winick's design is an interesting combination of the richness of first-class railway cars combined with a distinct nautical flavor, thanks to the round porthole windows and vents. I find something incredibly alluring in the rich "metal and wood" look and this glistening camper evokes a powerful emotional response.

The Anniversary model is based on Airstream's 19-foot Bambi trailer and sports a list price of just over $60,000. Winick tells me that he spent many years designing sets and props for film and photography and is intrigued by mid-century modern design. His passion for classic design is obvious -- he managed to successfully combine beautiful aluminum curves, rich wood veneers, upholstery that's reminiscent of the 1940s, along with an ultra-modern flat screen television. The final result is almost enough to make me want to live in my driveway."

James Grahame -  www.retrothing.com

 

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