Christopher Deam has been given an exciting and much-needed job: revitalizing the mainstream Airstream. He discovered that there was a disconnect between the exterior shell and the interior architecture, and decided that for an American icon, it would no longer be sufficient. Through his work with Airstream, he has been able to take trailer interiors from ‘mountain cabin’ and turn the focus to escape, travel, and modernity.
In the beginning of his process, he found himself asking:
What is authentic?
What has purpose and utility?
These questions are the same that we asked ourselves as a class at the beginning of this project. His technique of fooling the eye by strategically placing seams of materials is something that we will definitely need to utilize. His main challenge was the curve of the interior, and it is an obstacle that we too will need to overcome.
Check out Christopher’s TED Talks here: