August 7, 2020

Airstream and Pottery Barn Pair Up to Calm the Coronavirus Blues

The Airstream Flying Cloud. Photography courtesy of Pottery Barn.

Two seemingly disparate brands, Airstream and Pottery Barn, united by their sterling reputations for accessible design, are now collaborating—and the results are predictably winning. This wanderlust-inspired collection is thoughtfully designed to be used in any space, whether at home or on the road. Key designs include the Airstream Del Mar Organic Cotton Sheet Set, Airstream Mendocino Striped Organic Cotton Comforter & Shams, Airstream Marbled Enamel Dinnerware Set, Airstream Party Cooler and Airstream Striped Indoor/Outdoor Pillow. Product prices will range from $12–$299.

Founded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in 1949 to sell the three barns worth of pottery that brothers Paul and Morris Secon found in upstate Alfred, New York, Pottery Barn was subsequently purchased by the Gap in 1984 and then Williams-Sonoma the following year.

The Airstream’s body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus, who had previously overseen the construction of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. Airstream also is continuing its prodigious output with three new offerings to its already robust vehicular line-up: the International, the Flying Cloud, and the Basecamp. Hand-built in Jackson Center, Ohio, by hundreds of craftspeople, each Airstream travel trailer takes approximately 350 hours to build.

The Marbled Enamel Dinnerware Set, modeled after classic camp wares, is made of cold-rolled steel and finished in enamel. Photography courtesy of Pottery Barn.
The Icon doormat. Photography courtesy of Pottery Barn.
The Airstream x Pottery Barn Party Cooler is a detailed replica of the former’s seminal silver travel trailer. Photography courtesy of Pottery Barn.
A side view of the Airstream International. Photography courtesy of Airstream.
 The International’s interior. Photography courtesy of Airstream.
The front view of the Airstream Flying Cloud. Photography courtesy of Airstream.
The Flying Cloud’s galley kitchen. Photography courtesy of Airstream.
The front view of the Airstream Basecamp. Photography courtesy of Airstream.
The Basecamp’s sleeping area. Photography courtesy of Airstream.

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