'Barclay Butera' to Benefit 'Children's Action Network' with Giveaway of Designer's Customized Airstream Trailer

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Lifestyle designer Barclay Butera debuted his redesigned Airstream trailer as a 'green room' during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Always looking for an opportunity to give back to the community Butera has once again chosen the Los Angeles based charity CHILDREN'S ACTION NETWORK (CAN). Butera's showrooms will offer tickets to the public to give away the Airstream and benefit CAN, beginning after Labor Day through Oct. 22nd. A raffle will be held at an Elle Décor-sponsored party on Oct. 25th in the designer's Los Angeles showroom.

Lifestyle designer Barclay Butera debuted his redesigned Airstream trailer as a 'green room' during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Always looking for an opportunity to give back to the community Butera has once again chosen the Los Angeles based charity CHILDREN'S ACTION NETWORK (CAN). Butera's showrooms will offer tickets to the public to give away the Airstream and benefit CAN, beginning after Labor Day through Oct. 22nd. A raffle will be held at an Elle Décor-sponsored party on Oct. 25th in the designer's Los Angeles showroom. Tickets are $25.00 each - with every penny going to CAN - and can only be purchased in the showrooms. The winner need not be present to win.

The winning ticket holder will become the new owner of the 19' Bambi Airstream with its lush, "hip lounge" interior that includes black and white striped exterior canopy and window treatments, leopard print carpeting, custom leather banquette cushions, linens with a Greek key pattern, and other Butera signature textiles all of which "transforms the stark efficiency of the standard Airstream into a rolling boutique hotel room" (David Keeps, Los Angeles Times, 1/26/06) that is warm and inviting. The designer's $15,000 upgrade to the trailer provided an interview and lounge space for WireImage, the Los Angeles Times, the Utah Film Commission, Hewlett-Packard, and L'Oreal; and served as the private lounge area at pre-Oscar parties. The trailer has also been featured on HGTV's "Small Spaces, Big Style" and in several publications.

Children's Action Network (http://www.childrensactionnetwork.org) was founded by families in the entertainment industry, including Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, and Stacey and Henry Winkler. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children's issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life. CAN is currently dedicated to raising awareness about and finding homes for the more than 114,000 children in foster care in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.

Butera has worked with CAN prior, on two House Beautiful design show houses that benefited the charity. Says Butera, "I've been wanting to work with Children's Action Network again; I greatly respect their mission and am happy we found a way to fundraise on their behalf. The Airstream - as one of the most chic and smart lifestyle designs of the 20th century - was a very fun, small-scale creative playground for me. I hope someone else will now be able to take full advantage of it and enjoy its tradition and style, as I have."

For more information, please contact or visit a Barclay Butera showroom:

  • Los Angeles, CA: 169 N. La Brea Avenue, 323-634-0200 ph
  • Newport Beach, CA: 1745 Westcliff Dr., 949-650-8570 ph

ABOUT BARCLAY BUTERA
Barclay Butera, Inc. is based in Newport Beach, CA, and entails the Barclay Butera collection showrooms in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, CA, and Park City, UT. Barclay Butera Home, Inc. products (http://www.barclaybuterahome.com) are distributed through over 300 showrooms and To the Trade nationwide, and are represented in the designer's retail showrooms and his 'to the trade' showroom in New York's Design & Decoration Building. Butera designs and manufactures his products in Los Angeles, CA. Please visit http://www.barclaybutera.com/media for a full introduction.

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