When Pottery Barn and Airstream join forces to create a travel trailer experience, it is bound to be remarkable. Airstream has long been associated with staycations and camping experiences; however, the pandemic has brought on a wave of wanderlust, and the influx of glamping culture means the humble RV was due for a luxury revamp just about now! Named the Pottery Barn Special Edition Trailer, this design showcases “casual sophistication” and is meant for adventure addicts who fancy the style and luxury of living life king-size. According to Marta Benson, President of Pottery Barn, “We were as excited as our customers to see how we could apply Pottery Barn’s design expertise to Airstream’s live anywhere mentality, and we couldn’t be more excited about the results.”
A study conducted by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) reveals that RV ownership has increased by more than 62 percent in the past two decades. The Pacific Coast Highway inspires this special edition and is based on the Airstream’s 28-foot International model. The trailer is built for couples and solo travelers as it features queen or twin bed sleeping configurations. In addition to that, the airy interior space can accommodate up to 4 guests in the rest of the cabin. The interiors of the travel trailer are draped in Pottery Barn’s matte-black pull-down faucet, a stainless-steel flat apron sink, and solid walnut cutting board sink cover. Pottery Barn influences everywhere, right from the 16-piece Mason Stoneware Dinnerware Set, solid oak dinette table inspired by their Benchwright Dining Collection, to the couch with custom cushions inspired by Pottery Barn’s Big Sur Collection the bedroom’s single queen/two twin beds enveloped in Belgian Flax linens.
On the outside, the Airstream gets an outdoor folding table joined to the exterior and armchair set. It is shaded by the specially designed pull-out awning, making it an ideal spot for evening meals. According to Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler, Pottery Barn has an eye for comfortable, functional beauty, and they’ve applied their prowess to the Airstream lifestyle perfectly. The travel trailer weighs 7,600 pounds, so you’ll need to hook it on to a full-size truck or a powerful SUV to tow it around for your road trips. Eager buyers can get the Airstream Pottery Barn Special Edition Travel Trailer at a starting price tag of $145,500 via dealers all across the U.S.
Designer: Airstream and Pottery Barn
According to Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s President and CEO, industry sales are on track to hit 500,000 units in 2021, a figure more modest than the 575,000 already forecast by RVIA.
“Since launching two co-branded collections of home goods with Airstream, it’s become clear that fans of both brands understand the unique value of coming together,” said Marta Benson, President of Pottery Barn.
Pottery Barn included what they call a “party ledge” (a tray that hangs off the windowsill next to the door designed to hold your drink or appetizer) for hanging out around the trailer. Adding to the Pinterest-worthy charm, the bottom panel of the door on the interior side has been swapped out for a blackboard.
“It’s a match that makes sense in many ways,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “Pottery Barn has this kind of magical ability to shape a space. You see it in their home interiors, where there’s a comfortable, functional beauty to even the smallest pieces. They understand how your home is this canvas where real life happens, and we love how they applied that to the Airstream lifestyle.”
The dinette table is an heirloom-quality piece inspired by Pottery Barn’s best-selling Benchwright Dining Collection, built with oak hardwood, finished with premium materials, and designed to last for generations.
The gorgeous, 28-foot travel trailer featuring custom furniture based on best-selling Pottery Barn designs, tailor-made storage solutions, and a timeless design aesthetic, the all-new travel trailer sets a new standard for a well-traveled life.