AIRSTREAM STERLING: A Shining Example Of Aluminum Minimalism


A gorgeous new trailer from Airstream 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. Rounded edges, shiny aluminum, lotsa rivets. Yep, it’s an Airstream. 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.”



The look is minimalist, and reminiscent of a 1930s airplane. It’s a stark contrast to the luxury of the marine-inspired Land Yacht that Airstream debuted earlier this year. But there’s still plenty of luxury aboard. It’ll handle you and one to four friends, all of whom will relish the pillow-top foam mattress, Grohe faucets, a 26-inch TV, USB audio hookup, and LED lighting.



All that aluminum comes at a price to match: RV dealers have the luxurious trailers selling for $90,000 and up, while the asking price on similar International Serenity and International Sterling trailers is a few thousand less. ( By Keith Barry from ) For more information, follow also the link below.