Review: Wired Says Airstream Trailer is Sterling

June 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Interior of Airstream's Sterling trailer

Editor’s Note: The following is a review by Wired Magazine on the Christopher Deam-inspired Sterling travel trailer from Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream Inc.

A gorgeous new trailer from Airstream Inc. features aluminum inside and out — a nod to the lightweight material that made the sleek campers an icon on American roads.

The Sterling, designed by Christopher Deam and available in 25- and 28-foot lengths, looks like any other Airstream: riveted aluminum, rounded edges.

Open the door, and that theme continues. Almost every interior surface is covered in aluminum, and this thing is nicer than every apartment we’ve ever lived in. With the exception of the violet- or mustard-colored woven carpets (which look far better than that sounds), some cushions, a porcelain toilet, and a white laminate countertop, the living space gleams like a hospital kitchen. The appliances are stainless, the sinks are stainless, and even the counters are trimmed in aluminum.

You might think that’s overkill, and Deam says it was difficult using the same material on both the exterior and interior of the trailer. That’s why he opted to use anodized aluminum and a matte finish inside.

“It would be overwhelming, too much of a good thing,” he said of an all-gloss approach. “It was a very methodical process to make it work and look right.”

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