One version of the model year 2002 Airstream Bambi travel trailer features “a clean, modern interior that would have made Stanley Kubrick proud,” according to an article in the Feb. 9 edition of the Wall Street Journal.
Kubrick was the director of the landmark motion picture “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which was considered wildly futuritic when it was released in 1968.
The version of the 16-foot Bambi that the WSJ described features an interior that includes “Space Age metal doors, geometric furniture and laminated surfaces.” The interior design was created by Inside Design of New York City, which purposely avoided “earth-tone carpeting you might spot in a bank or upholstery reminiscent of a cross-country bus,” according to the WSJ article.
Airstream, a unit of Thor Industries Inc., wants “to expand our core audience” by appealing to a younger set of buyers, Airstream President Larry Huttle told the WSJ. But the company does not want to alienate its most loyal customers, so Huttle said it will continue to offer Bambi units with “traditional” décor.
At least one “design-sensitive urban type” liked the futuristic Bambi interior. The woman was quoted in the article saying the Space Age interior was beautiful and that the new Airstream product could help create “the world’s most glamorous trailer park.”