In the ARC workshop today – these drawers are from an Airstream Safari which was one of our first deluxe projects. This Airstream went off to live in Holland at the ‘Inn on the Lake’ and now we’re refurbishing the drawers and cabinet doors – here you can see Richard preparing to edge the drawer and door fronts and a detail of the drawer fronts with the protective film drawn back.
Sticking with drawers, these old drawers have also come out of a recently refurbished Airstream and are waiting for a new retro home.
In the workshop today – this cute little seat has been hand made for the Retro Airstream project – it is now ready to be laminated and upholstered. Come back soon to see more pics!
This lovely retro caravan is having a new large hatch fitted, which means making a new large hole first. We’ll be posting updates on the interior fit out so you can see how it progresses.
Today the workshop is busy with Airstreams being serviced and undergoing maintenance prior to the holiday season. If you’re looking for an Airstream for your summer holiday or festival trip we have both modern and vintage ones available for sale on our main website: www.arcairstreams.co.uk
Today we’ve got a few more photos of the bedroom from our photoshoot with the 22ft Airstream Safari. It’s upholstered throughout with overhead storage in real cherrywood veneer and integrated lighting and spotlamp fixtures.
Here are the superb results of another glam finished project photoshoot with our favourite photographer, Jeremy Phillips. This 22ft 1959 Airstream Safari has been refitted throughout and has been a joy to work on for our upholstery team! The design was created by Andrea Chappell and ACME Studios and the interior construction and fit out was of course completed at our workshop in Somerset.
With real cherry wood veneers throughout and bright clean lines this Airstream is now heading off to Scotland where it will be used for family holidays. The feature that sets this Airstream apart from our other projects is the playful egg-shaped hole leading into the master bedroom, which is padded throughout in bright tomato coloured upholstery.
We’ll post some more piccies later in the week!
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
In the workshop today – as you probably know, we don’t just restore and repair Airstream caravans, we also store them and transport them for our clients. Today this Airstream, which you may recognise from previous blog posts, is being brought out of storage, spruced up and delivered to our client, Marcus Brigstocke, who is performing at Latitude Festival this weekend. We’ve given it a quick polish and plumped up the cushions and now it’s heading off down the motorway to Suffolk. With luxury camping like this, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing for Marcus this weekend as he’ll be dry and warm in his new Airstream – make sure your friends take their muddy boots off before they come in, Marcus.
Pictured above: just after the project was completed
Here’s ‘Moby’ the Whaletail braving the half term weather in Dorset for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations. Clients Doug and Lucy met up with other Airstreaming friends, taking Moby on a trial run before finishing back at the workshop. Moby is being fitted out in iconic Airstream style with vintage fixtures and fittings and we’ll be sure to post more pictures of this trailer once it is complete.
Moby and friends in Dorset
The kids get busy for the Jubilee
Dinner time in the classically-styled Airstream
In the workshop today – this Airstream is being restored with original vintage Airstream lights, sinks and taps. Keep following to see the finished project!