NOTABLE WORK DONE AT NOMAD
Unlike Taylor Design Healthy Homes which focused on more basic, single family dwellings, at Nomad the clients were companies looking for over-the-top marketing spaces and high-end habitations. This type of clientele called for a high level of creativity, innovation, and the ability to work with large budgets to create Airstream marvels.
Some of their most notable projects featured impressive side openings, large vinyl wraps, and custom stainless steel or exotic wood furnishings. These unique trailers proved that vintage Airstreams can handle just about anything thrown at them. One of the brains behind their production from 2013-14 was our very own Justin Taylor. He played an integral part in the design and executions of a number of Airstream projects from general repairs to complete overhauls.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Managing over a ten person crew meant keeping track of every stage of production at once. Careful planning to keep projects on budget and schedule was a necessity. From meeting with clients, to constructing floor plans, executing finished details to helping with grunt work, everything was done to help the team succeed on a project at all costs.
The following portfolio highlights trailers that Justin Taylor has worked on directly when employed by Nomad Airstream. We do not take ownership of these projects as a whole, and only wish to showcase the skills and knowledge he applied for their successful completions.
If you didn't know any better, you might mistake the interior of this fabulous trailer for a five-star hotel room, not the inside of a vintage Airstream. The client had a need for a luxurious guest suite on their property. Based on the overall concept and design for this colossus, we had quite a time figuring out how we would pack necessities like two standard-size queen beds and a large central bathroom in an Airstream. Solution? Take two near-totaled trailers and make a single triple-axle behemoth that could be towed from both ends. With its crisp white color scheme and solid Oak details, this trailer was built to highlight its surroundings and incorporate all the comforts of a beach house on the Cape.
Since this particular trailer was staying put, solid wood furnishings and ceramic tiles were able to be used. Both rooms mirror each other with matching custom Oak bed and side table built-ins. The spacious rooms open through rounded pocket doors to an even larger bathroom area. White subway tiles were painstakingly cut and installed to follow the curves of the Airstream's walls. The wheel wells are creatively masked as a shower seat and storage behind the full-size toilet. A floating glass shower became the Belle of this ball, keeping the sight-line open and highlighting the unique architecture sitting behind the glass. From initial design to on-sight delivery and installation, every step of this process was overseen or worked on by Taylor in some way.
This trailer is proof you can build an amazing trailer on a budget. With its original skin left intact and broken windows replaced with sheet metal, a little innovation goes a long way. The need to create a wider entry resulted in a small gullwing door at the rear of the trailer. This bright red addition adds not only practicality, but a massive WOW factor. Keeping the floor plan empty offers versatility for a nomadic stylist, leaving space for professional equipment and a lounge to be set up and rearranged at will.
From any angle, inside or out, you can't look at this trailer without seeing red. A lacquered Ferrari Red, gull-wing opening became the highlight of this trailer. A matching back door and awning carry the accent color further for a huge visual impact. Mirror-like finishes, plenty of lighting, an open layout, and durable easy-to-clean flooring make this space perfect for a mobile salon. Where Taylor's talents shine most in this Airstream, is the diamond-in-the-rough end cap he installed. Left bare aluminum, it offers a unique mirrored work space and bounces light brilliantly around the interior. This feature draws clientele into the stylish, industrial space and gives hairdressers a highly polished surface to show them every reflected angle imaginable.
One of the most technical projects Taylor has worked on to date, this party on wheels is a bundle of entertainment features. The limits were pushed to incorporate all the details needed to bring this tiny “Mobile Bar” to life. Using the smallest Airstream possible, this Bambi had to be meticulously planned out to allow for proper weight distribution of liquids and equipment. Although small, this trailer needed to hold heavy stainless steel, restaurant grade cabinetry, a slew of bartender appliances, and be fully stocked for each event. This meant creating a solid frame from scratch to ensure a stable base. Once completed, this unit was ready to pull up to any venue location and offer guests an unforgettable experience.
The impressive side opening isn't the only memorable element worth noting! From custom color mood lighting and a built-in sound system, to a solid African mahogany bar top and the ability to hold and transport over 300lbs of beer or two kegs, this little trailer packs quite the festive punch. Polished kegs on the exterior connect to beer taps reaching through the outer shell, and speakers built into the gullwing spread music far and wide. With little effort, pulling up to a function ready to dispense ice cold beer can now be a thing of beauty.