Retro-Chic RV Trailer Inspired by ‘Mad Men’ Offers Mid-Century Modern Luxury on Wheels

Land Ark Modern RV

Fans of both the television show Mad Men and tiny homes have found an unlikely pairing thanks to Land Ark RV. The company has created a mid-century modern RV called “Draper,” named after the iconic character Don Draper who made the television drama famous. “Make it simple, but significant,” he stated in the show. The attitude and style of Mad Men’s Draper certainly fits the aesthetic of Land Ark’s trailer, which boasts clean lines and the gorgeous simplicity for which the mid-century design movement is known.

Draper is stunning as soon as you lay eyes on the exterior. Featuring an angled roof and large windows, it is clad in nearly all black. The exception is a brown panel that can be folded away from the facade to create an elevated outdoor patio—perfect for enjoying the outdoors once you’ve settled on your latest locale.

The interior is an inverse color scheme to the exterior. The walls, floor, and ceiling are white-wash pine with many light-hued accents to match—making the entire space feel airy and open. Upon entering, you’re greeted by a mudroom that includes a utility closet, bench, and cubbies for your shoes and outerwear. Through the mudroom is a gallery that connects to the rest of the space. A custom designed oak ladder leads to the sleeping loft, while below is the main living area with a galley kitchen and a convertible sofa. Coupled with a bathroom that has a wall-hung toilet and a full-size shower, the modern RV feels like a conventional home that just happens to be on wheels.

Draper is now on sale through Land Ark for $144,900 and takes between three and four months to build.

Land Ark has created a modern RV called Draper that’s inspired by Don Draper from the legendary show Mad Men.

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All images via Land Ark.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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