The weekend is over but here in Luxury Safes, we have great news for you, private jet lovers and luxury fans! And it includes the legendary car company Mercedes-Benz and the renowned airline Lufthansa!
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We already know that private jets are awesome. They get the well-heeled from place to place at altitudes that put them literally above the hoi polloi. Their interiors are so ultra-luxe, they come with fake fireplaces. But while airborne, you still know you’re inside a plane. A really fancy one, sure, but it doesn’t give one a sense of occasion, a more significant break from the way most of us get around.
If a concept from Daimler (which owns Mercedes) comes to fruition, though, that could all change.
Mercedes-Benz Style (Merc’s design consultancy for non-car projects) and Lufthansa Technik (Lufthansa’s aircraft services biz) have created a new concept for private jet interiors that eliminates the usual linear separation of ceiling, wall, and floor in favor of a “dynamic, spiral layout.”
In effect, the design teams are trying to make the interior of a plane look… not so much like the interior of a plane. The design emphasizes clean, flowing lines with warm wood colors balanced with clean, modern white and black accents. Cabin windows are concealed by panels that can be dimmed electrically, ranging from blackout curtain dark to totally transparent. Displays and touch screens for entertainment are integrated into wall panels, visible only when they’re turned on.
This isn’t the first concept from Daimler that turns travel on its head. It’s working on an autonomous semi-truck Mercedes F 015 concept, which imagines the world without drivers, and is a freaking gorgeous place to be. You can see many of the car’s design themes echoed here: the colors, the materials, the blended boundaries between walls, ceiling, and floor.
Clearly, Mercedes thinks the future of luxury will be akin to traveling inside a really luxurious egg.
“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 VP for VIP & Executive Jet Solutions at Lufthansa Technik. The companies plan to evaluate the level of consumer interest in their concept over the next few months.
In other words, rich people demand modes of transportation that are not just faster and more luxurious than what you and I use, but also look and feel fundamentally different. And no matter how much this design ends up costing, someone will likely buy it.
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