In the ARC workshop today, this 1950’s classic Whale Tail Flying Cloud Airstream project is almost ready to go to it’s delighted owner. We’ll be having a photoshoot of the Airstream in the owner’s garden with our expert photographer, Jeremy Phillips: so watch this space for some super glamorous interior shots coming soon!
In the workshop today: the Flying Cloud Airstream project is nearing completion. Here you can see our team working on the interior:
In the workshop today, our client Jane drops in to see how her Airstream project is coming along and is pleased with the progress:
In the ARC workshop today; the Pool House Airstream is ready to leave the workshop and go to it’s new home, we’ll be having a photo shoot with it once it is in situ.
In the ARC workshop today, new client Jane discusses the interior design for her vintage Flying Cloud Airstream with our upholsterer, James.
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!”
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 are by our fabulous photographer Jeremy Philips
As you can see this Airstream is decorated in a similar style to the Huntsman 68 Airstream, with some variations in design – such as silver rather than copper bathroom fittings – giving it some individual flair:
Here are the two Airstreams together:
And Huntsman 65 on it’s own:
Antler door handle:
Light switches set into the tartan walls:
The lounge area:
Antler door handle:
Looking towards the bedroom by the etched shower screen:
The bathroom, with silver fittings and antler mirror:
Heating controls set into the tartan wall:
Silver wash basin in the bathroom:
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 used at the Rugby World Cup and the Cricket 20/20 cup at the Oval.
There are also some stunning photos of the bar on their website, taken by Tim Wallace of Ambient life – go and check them out!
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 delicious Airstream pictures, coming soon!
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 on their owners estate. Here are a few snaps of Huntsman 65 to whet your appetite and we’ll be posting much more once this Airstream has been photographed by our wonderful photographer Jeremy Phillips.
Stay tuned to the blog find out about our next exciting project which the team have already started working on!