Gulfstream G550 Visions edition
Airplane interior design and exterior graphics
Private jet transportation is in many ways underlined by individualism. It has a lot in common with sail or motor yachting, where the spirit of travelling in style, on a global scale is present. This romantic way of travelling the globe for recreation or business is carried on in modern private jet transportation, but with the advantages of speed and long range.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Premium luxury is the standard for the whole interior of the Gulfstream G550 Visions Edition. The G550 is a multi-million dollar air plane, where not at last the pilots operating this aircraft should also feel sitting in and operating an exclusive private jet. Gulfstream´s “PlaneView” cockpit standards are being developed further, where the avionics are integrated into a seamless overall light layout. Thinking about sustainability in the area of the aeroplane transportation is something rare to come by, but a step forward was here set by using bamboo wood elements.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Gulfstream G550 Visions Edition interior is meant as an update to the current G550 interior. It is a crossover interior, meant to suit the need for a business and a recreational travel.
The whole interior consists of design elements that make it feel like it is all one, there is no stylistic brake between cockpit and passenger area. Decorative elements are almost not present, all areas are bound to the rule of aesthetic functionality.
Further sustainability is achieved by integrating in the cockpit and passenger areas common and widely popular consumer electronics, like Apple's iPod, iPhone and iPad, that control the cabin environment and are for entertainment aswell. In the cockpit the iPad is meant to replace paper documents and charts.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The conceptual project started in October 2010 and ended in February 2011 in Barcelona, Spain
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Gulfstream G550, aeroplane interior, business jet, private jet
The challenge in this design concept lies in translating Gulfstream´s updated design philosophy into the G550. Thus emboding the design language in a throughout premium experience, from the cockpit to the passenger area. Oval shaped windows are one of the symbols of a Gulfstream aircraft and are there to allow more natural light into the cabin. It is this “signature element” that is taken here as main theme and translated into the cockpit, through to the executive passenger area and the exterior graphics.
Premium luxury is the standard for the whole interior. For example the passenger area is divided formally into work and relaxation spaces. Simplicity and brightness is underlined by the comfortable seats. Having an integrated storage room into the arm rests, allow enough space for a favourite book, newspaper or magazine. To have low production costs and a high customization advantage, in the current concept is used an Apple iPad mount that is being produced by „Flight Display Systems“.
As a final result the new G550 “Visions edition” interior should be an elegant, harmonious shaped space, where to continue the office work or spend a relaxed time, during the long flight to the designated destination.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Stefan Radev, 2011.