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goodbye dwr






UPDATE: The DWR has found a new home. Look for her on the road in the Midwest! -RC


It’s the end of an era.

The darling DWR is looking for a new home.

If you’re interested in owning this rare Airstream trailer—the 2008 16ft limited edition “Design Within Reach” decor model—you have an advantage as a ‘Streaming reader: just scroll backward and you can see everywhere she’s been towed, turning heads along the way from her home in Bend, to Canada, to the Southwest , and all across the USA to The Mothership where she was built in Jackson Center, Ohio.

Announced on the cover of the Spring 2007 Design Within Reach catalog, this sublime Christopher Deam Airstream—his first—was made available to only 25 buyers nationwide. (Only 52 more were later immediately manufactured to fulfill consumer demand.)

Original designer fixtures and Design Within Reach housewares in this special edition trailer include the iconic Nelson Ball Clock, four place settings of Heller Dinnerware, Tom Dixon wire coatrack, Maharam pillows, Paul Smith striped upholstery, orange Matteo bedspread, and the striking red ZipDee awning. (Serious collectors only can arm-wrestle us for the two sought-after Tripolina chairs.)

  • Combo black/grey tank
  • 3.0 cubic ft. refrigerator.
  • Sustainable matte ebony flooring.
  • Two batteries, two propane tanks, and other high end fixtures and amenities you associate with Airstream.
  • Banquette converts to a second bed.
  • Upgrades include two solar panels with inverter, LED lighting, and Atwood Robofoot power jack.

“In 2000, Airstream’s motto, ‘make only improvements, not changes,’ was shaken by architect-designer Chris Deam who gutted a vintage trailer to create a booth for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair,” states the DWR online catalog. “Deam’s ability to respect the history of the iconic aluminum shell, while bringing a lighter, more spacious feeling to the interior, was praised by Airstream purists and the design community. The design caught our eye at DWR, and we contacted Deam about creating a special edition trailer for our customers. We’ve outfitted this Airstream with the works, and all of the surfaces of the light and airy interior have been updated with today’s most durable materials. Everything you DWR Airstream takes you to distant places, or provides an extra room at home, its panoramic windows and iconic history will inspire a different point of view.”

Excellent condition. Single owner, heartbroken to part with it. $40,000 OBO. Call or text 503-449-4960.

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