Airstream’s Newest Collaboration Is So Sleek
Airstream has been a pioneer of stylish trailer travel since its inception 75 years ago. Now, the legendary automotive brand has introduced its latest design — and it’s the sleekest trailer yet.
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A long sought-after collaboration, the new model has been designed alongside Studio F. A. Porsche.
“Our design team has long wanted to partner with Airstream,” said Roland Heiler, Managing Director of Studio F. A. Porsche and Chief Design Officer of the Porsche Lifestyle Group, in a press release. “More than 20 years ago, when my family lived in Southern California, we owned a 1964 Airstream Overlander. That’s when I met [Airstream President and CEO] Bob Wheeler for the first time at a vintage trailer show in Newport Beach. For me, Airstream has always been an iconic brand that has thrived by evolving its products while remaining true to its design DNA — an approach very similar to the philosophy of Studio F. A. Porsche.”
The result? A sophisticated design that marries traditional Airstream features with unique first-of-its-kind elements to elevate the trailer and broaden its appeal to reach a new generation of adventurers.
Building on the current popularity of the rear hatch option in select Airstream travel trailers, the concept trailer’s redesigned rear hatch features a new two-piece design, with a hinge-up hatch and a drop-down tailgate. Awnings can be attached to the hatch to create a shady “patio area” to relax.
The pop-up roof is insulated — a first for Airstream trailers — and has been designed to reduce overhead clearance. Thanks to the adjustable suspension in the chassis, there’s also the option to lower the body of the trailer, making it a “garagable” model that makes Airstream ownership much easier for a broader range of customers.
Inside, the floor plan is unlike other Airstream units. There’s a versatile seating area that can be transformed from dining to working to a relaxing space in an instant. When it’s time to rest your head, the area quickly converts from dinette seating to a large 82” x 61” sleep space. Additionally, reclining seat options allow owners to enjoy the views through the open hatch.
The wet bathroom has a door that creates an enclosed, private area, and swings freely to hide the toilet when it’s not in use. This clever design also adds more space to the trailer, making sure that owners can truly get the most out of compact living.
“Innovation is the art of discovering the possible,” commented Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “Our collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche brought talented new eyes and minds to our never-ending process of improving the Airstream experience. It’s a fresh design approach aimed at reaching a broader, more diverse base of potential customers.”
The trailer was first showcased at the South by Southwest® (SXSW) Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas on Mar. 10, 2023. To learn more, visit Airstream.com.