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Land Yacht Concept: Greatness Through Collaborative Expertise

  
  
  

LandYacht1The Land Yacht Concept isn’t just the work of one person or even one company. It’s the product of the collaboration between designers, planners, and artists, with the goal of creating a top-of-the-line vehicle that melds the best of marine travel with the quality and style you expect from Airstream.

The Land Yacht Concept originates from Airstream – in fact, it is a revival of an older, retired model that was introduced back in 1960 as one of the first travel trailer models to be furnished with all propane powered appliances for use in remote areas. Previous models always required an electrical energy connection. The final design for the new concept came from two other sources. Primary design work was completed by the studio Officina Italiana Design, headed by long-time Riva Yachts designer Mauro Micheli, along with the engineering department of Tecnoform S.p.A, a maker of fine cabinetry.

LandYacht3 By bringing in outside help with a unique skill set, we  were able to realize the Land Yacht vision fully.  Airstream is the first name in travel trailers, so it was  only natural to join forces with experts on yacht design.  Officina Italiana Design has been Riva’s official designer  for years, and Micheli’s ties with Riva stretch back to  1984, when he came on as an assistant designer in the  shipyard’s technical office.1 Tecnoform’s award-winning  design lab has experience both in the design of yachts  and of recreational vehicles, so naturally they were a  perfect fit for this project which required a mixture of  land and water elements in the design.

Designing a yacht for dry land was a unique creative challenge, and the best way to meet a unique problem is for experts to work together on a solution. With the vision and skill of Tecnoform and Officina Italiana Design, the Land Yacht is a resounding answer to that challenge.



1 http://www.riva-yacht.com/visitors/index.php?page=corporate&lang=en&mod=design

Comments

I like the Land Yacht concept... it only seems natural. Yet it seems that many RVs are designed to represent your kitchen or living room. Rather convnetional and boring, especially in an aluminum tube with rounded corners. I only wish there were more pictures ref;ecting this style, espcially for Airstreams. Perhaps one day all RVs will look like this! 
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 11:20 PM by Natalio Banchero
I love AIRSTREAM trailers. They look so neat and crisp, nice clean lines. It's my dream to own an AIRSTREAM someday.
Posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:26 PM by linda simeone
The Land Yacht has to be the ultimate trailer. Please make sure it is available in Australia." I WANT ONE"
Posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:59 PM by Peter Reedman
I love my Airstream!
Posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:34 PM by Patty
We will retire shortly and want an an AIRSTREAM CLASSIC to help our travel adventures.
Posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:03 PM by Terry Baumgart
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