Ralph Lauren Styles Vintage Airstreams for Charity
May 22, 2001
Filed under Trailer News
To benefit the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention and Care in Harlem, New York,
designer Ralph Lauren has updated and styled four Airstreams around four themes: Western,
Nautical, Adirondack and Utility/Surplus. In the 14-foot Western-themed Bambi, the
honey-colored knotty-pine interior, trimmed in 100-year-old barn wood, is the perfect
setting in which to slide off your boots and lean back in the leather-cushioned bull-horn
armchair. The switch plates, doorknobs, handles and drawer pulls are all handcrafted by
Montana master blacksmith Will Wilkins. The silver details have been added by
third-generation Navajo silversmith Dee Morris. Inspired by old-time luxury liners, the
Nautical trailer sports mahogany wainscoting and flooring, a seaworthy library and
nickel-plated lamps salvaged from an old yacht. The two other models are equally well
appointed to evoke their particular design schemes. Target price is $150,000 each.
Airstream Inc. is located in Jackson Center, Ohio.