Luxury Plane Cabins Are The Penthouse Apartments Of The Future


A host of upscale design companies take the luxury concept to the next level.

Lara Piras
  • 11 june 2014

When you hear the word ‘penthouse’ it suggests an opulent apartment at the highest level of the equally opulent building, right? Wrong. Well, not in this case. Luxury design companies are taking the word VIP and flipping it on its head with these new cabin design ideas bringing on-land living standards to air travel.

Boeing and Airbus Jets are now being seen as blank canvases for luxury design companies and specialists to take and make over, creating lavish interiors for the needs of their clients, whether it be an office space, a place to rest or a place to socialize. Transportation is getting a serious makeover.

Flying Colours Corp is leading the way by being the first ever aircraft design company to create carbon fiber interior seats featuring exotic leathers and fabrics perfectly equipped with built-in fully functioning Wi-Fi for a client based in Hong Kong.

Another firm making waves in the aviation design sector is Switzerland-based Jet Aviation Design Studio. The team have created an extravagant living room experience fit for a King including a fire place and a giant chess board.

Moving into the digital entertainment sector, Aeria Luxury, based in San Antonio aim to introduce high-definition screens fitted with a high-speed Wi-Fi system and Inmarsat and Iridium satellite communications systems, which give the passengers the ability to send and receive voice, messaging and data regardless of their positions on or above the earth. The design package also includes humidification and zonal drying systems to ensure the passenger is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

There’s also recently been news of luxury cabin designs on commercial airways. Etihad Airways has unveiled a range of cabin upgrades available in all classes, with the new ‘The Residence by Etihad’ three-room luxury apartment for their Airbus A380. ‘The Residence’ is the first of its type onboard a commercial aircraft and includes a living room, double bedroom and en-suite shower room. Guests will also have their own personal butler who will be on-hand throughout the flight to cater to their every need.

Things are looking up for those who normally fly economy if the Eithad Airways example is anything to go by. Could luxury soon become the norm? Only time will tell.

Flying Colours Corp

[h/t] Architizer





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