Whale Tail Flying Cloud ready to go

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!

Whale Tail Flying Cloud Airstream project

Happy Customers

Huntsman 68

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!”

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Airstream bedroom

The Huntsman 65 photoshoot

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:

Huntsman 65 and Huntsman 68 together again

And Huntsman 65 on it’s own:

Huntsman 65

Detail:

Airstream Detail

Antler door handle:

Airstream Detail

The boudoir:

Airstream bedroom

Airstream bedroom

Airstream bedroom

Light switches set into the tartan walls:

Airstream bedroom

Airstream bedroom

The lounge area:

Airstream lounge

Antler door handle:

Antler door handle

Looking towards the bedroom by the etched shower screen:

Huntsman Airstream

The bathroom, with silver fittings and antler mirror:

Airstream bathroom

Heating controls set into the tartan wall:

heating controls

Silver wash basin in the bathroom:

silver basin

Antler mirror:

Antler mirror

The shower:

The shower

The Apollo 70 Airstream Bar – Out and About

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.

Airstream at the jockey club

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.

Airstream 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!

Huntsman 68 Airstream – External shots

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!

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 68 Airstream

Huntsman 65 is finished!

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!

Huntsman 65 Airstream

Huntsman 65 Airstream

Huntsman 65 Airstream