Jun 2, 2017: Jet Aviation’s Completions Centre in Basel, Switzerland has redelivered a Boeing BBJ3 outfitted with a VIP cabin interior for an undisclosed customer.
Designed in-house by the Jet Aviation Design Studio, the aircraft is the result of close collaboration with the client to craft a totally matchless and tailored interior. The design is an incorporation of numerous elements, including floral motifs, leather wingback armchairs and a bold red and blue color scheme. With idea drawn from the golden age of travel, the finished product is a blend of stylishness with bespoke detail.
An eye-catching red and blue palette runs all through the interior, featured on leather sofa and armchair seating, and in the complex patterns of the silk carpets. The design of the carpets is drawn from a vintage pattern, remained in a larger, more modern repeat. Bright colors swirl together in a floral design at the center of each room, framed by a neutral woolen border carved with the same integrated pattern.
In the lounge and dining areas, aircraft seating has been completely integrated into leather sofas and wingback armchairs in the same red and blue tones. Custom-made at Jet Aviation in Basel, the seating is an example of the level of personalized detail available to customers while still meeting aircraft certification requirements.
The bold colors are offset by a neutral background of natural and burr walnut tables, cabinets and credenzas, antiqued leather paneling, brushed antique gold finishes and large swathes of rare Golden Sahara marble.
The aircraft is designed to provide flexibility for both private and commercial operation. The VIP areas consist of a large forward lounge, a central master suite and private bathroom with full-height rain shower, and an interconnected cinema (with large 50” monitor) and dining room, which can be used as one large space, or separated with electro-chromatic glass panels.
“Detail was really at the heart of this design,” comments Simon Thümmler, manager Interior Design Completions. “Every element, from the custom-made seating, to the monograms on the sheets, was carefully considered to add to the overall aesthetic. It’s a blend of classic elements and contemporary detail, and completely tailored to the customer’s specific aesthetic requirements.”
“This aircraft is a beautiful example of how committed the Jet Aviation Design Studio is to creating something that fully represents a customer’s ideas,” added Neil Boyle, senior vice president & general manager of Jet Aviation in Basel. “It also demonstrates our commitment to excellent craftsmanship and engineering, working with the best materials to create an interior that is not only completely bespoke, but comfortable to travel in, and fully certifiable.”