High-up-in-the-air experience is luxuriously raised higher with VIP aircraft cabins designed and developed by Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik. Traveling in style soars to whole new level with the development of an entirely innovative, luxurious and integrated cabin concept for short- and medium-haul aircraft. In time for EBACE 2015, both the companies have planned to target this innovative concept at a private global clientele with a strong affinity for unique design. The traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor will be entirely replaced by a dynamic, spiral layout. This gives rise to new, independent spatial zones without the typical arrangement of seat and wall elements. Strong emphasis is placed on contrast in terms of material, color and lighting.
Unlike the run-of-the-mill design of aircraft interiors, the cabin concept adopts an entirely new approach. The interior of the cabin is organic and homogeneous like a DNA helix. Floor, wall and ceiling flow into each other. Featuring numerous innovative details, the furniture with its sensuous clarity of design merges seamlessly with the cabin interior.
Inspired by the screen design in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the cabin windows are concealed by black panels which appear to float in front of the window like a light corona. Innovative Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology allows the panels to be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. Displays and touch screens for entertainment and information can easily be integrated into the black panels.
“It was an inspiring challenge to transfer our design philosophy of sensual purity into the area of aeronautical engineering. The spectacular architecture of the interior shows creativity and modernity. Sensual surfaces and clear forms, combined with intelligent high-tech features and perfectly shaped modern luxury are the characteristic features of Mercedes-Benz design” says Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG.
“The purpose of our cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Style is to unite the two companies’ innovative expertise in the areas of design and technology. Our goal is to offer a highly discerning global clientele a standard of interior design that leaves nothing to be desired. Whether for private or business use, our modular completion concept perfectly fits every purpose,” says Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP & Executive Jet Solutions, Lufthansa Technik AG.
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