The Dream Machine designed by Reddymade Architecture and Design for weR2 is a platform for living, curating and conversation. The remodeled 1978 Airstream Excella is equal parts mobile home and exhibition space; it is both a fully functional home and a showcase for artist designed products made by weR2. By juxtaposing these highly designed items and a classic American RV, we wanted to bring the idea of fine design into every environment. On the road, the Dream Machine is an ambassador for living well with art and design.
The fit-out is simple taking into consideration the rituals of daily life; cooking, sleeping and leisure. The shell is wrapped in a soft gray to pink gradient wallcovering which creates a sophistication not commonly found in airstreams. The millwork, appliances and built in furnishings are made out of white Corian for durability and to create a sense of spaciousness. The bathroom is covered in white penny tiles which adds texture and visual interest. The table can be lowered to become a bed, the mattress is stored beneath the seats. Music is built in, and the party can go on the road.
The exterior aluminum skin was a labor of love, painstakingly stripped and polished to its highly reflective state. weR2 commissions artists to create designs for the exterior, the current bold and colorful pattern by artist Ryan McGinness provides a sharp contrast to the rawness of the aluminum shell.