Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato began working for Issey Miyake in 1977, who helped her launch her own line in 1990. She first brought her collection to Paris in 2003 and has been quietly building street cred with cool girls in Paris, Los Angeles, and New York ever since. Her collections are faithful to her aesthetic, which is print-heavy with a healthy dose of manga-bohemian cuteness. Her pieces are often dramatic and bold, many with hand-drawn prints or full-on scenic landscapes. Chisato employs appliqué, embroidery, and patchwork quilting to design artful, quirky, and youthful creations that are both feminine and fun.
The Design Within Reach Airstream: Riveted to the past and future
An avid outdoorsman, Airstream founder Wally Byam married a woman who had little interest in the “adventure” of sleeping on the ground. When he built his bride a tent on a Ford Model T chassis that he could tow behind the car, marital bliss was restored. The project gave Byam an idea for a travel trailer that moved like a “stream of air” and in 1936, America got its first look at an Airstream.
In 2000, the company’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. 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.
Embracing our inner Mrs. Byam, 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 need is included to hit the road and satisfy your need to know what’s around the next bend. Whether the Design Within Reach 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.