Quixote Verde: NYC's Eco-Lux Celebrity Motorhome
NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC, meet the Verde, a modern, eco-designed motorhome that caters to every production need. Verde is the first luxury mobile lounge built to meet the high expectations of celebrities and agencies on location. From the sleek, wireless-ready office space to the spacious double-basin salon, feature after feature accommodates agency creatives and talent on set. Presented by Quixote Studios, Verde heads out on location in the Big Apple on March 1.
The Verde was launched five years ago, after pinpointing the lack of swank in the production trailer and motorhome industry. "The equipment standard is old and tired off-the-shelf motor homes, with really awful grandfather furnishings," Quixote Vice President Adam Roodman states. During the design phase, Quixote spent extensive time talking to celebrities, producers and creatives, and then fashioned a custom, original model that incorporated their collective wish-lists.
From hood to shell, the Verde is built with sustainable, eco-conscious materials, and she runs on biodiesel fuel with replacement tanks at the ready. Green-geeks can champion the selection of construction materials. The frame is built with non-formaldehyde plywood, and the bathroom wall is constructed from a blend of recycled aluminum cans, transformer coils, industrial scrap and combustion motor pistons. Finishing touches, like eco-poly fabric couch pillows and bamboo curtains, are made from materials that eliminate the transmission of airborne toxins.
The spacious and smartly designed interior functions as a remote studio. Creatives can set up shop at portable stainless steel tables with ergonomic rolling chairs, and "icoach" technology controls the wireless printer, fax and copier, plus indoor/outdoor iTunes-compatible speakers. The workspace expands into a lounge area with a modern sofa, corner sectional and flat-screen TV. In back, stylists have plenty of space to get talent camera-ready. The Verde is equipped with a double make-up station and salon basin, both optimally situated beneath a skylight. A full-length wardrobe with racks meets the stainless kitchenette, featuring a gourmet Illy espresso bar.
The New York production industry, invigorated by a recent tax incentive extension, is throwing the Verde a warm welcoming party. "The production community here has been overwhelmingly positive to us," Roodman said. "We're proud to have the blessing of the Local 817 [teamsters]." The Verde's bookings calendar is already filling up, and Quixote plans to launch other vehicles, including the Quantam Production Trailer, in the near future. But don't expect a big studio takeover, a la that coffee joint that moves into town and swiftly opens on every corner. "We're not here to build studios or rent equipment," Roodman said. "Our initial interest in New York is strictly focused on the expansion of our luxury vehicles."
For more launch details, and a 360-degree virtual tour, visit http://www.quixote.com or call 212-966-4195 to reserve a Verde for your next production.
SOURCE Quixote Studios