Contemporary luxury on the water and in the air has been Mercedes-Benz Style motto for this year’s participation in Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The german car manufacturer has revealed two premieres that are fine examples of the brand’s dynamic Design of Sensual Purity in a context other than classic automotive design.
One of the proposals was the beautifully designed interior for the Arrow460 – Granturismo motor yacht; the other was this holistic VIP cabin concept for 16 passengers, that goes beyond the previously familiar dimensions of aircraft interiors.
Under the joint approach with Lufthansa Technik, the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor is entirely replaced by a dynamically styled, spiral layout. The interior appointments fit the cabin organically and homogeneously like a DNA helix. The individual spatial elements flow into one another. This gives rise to new, independent zones without the characteristic aircraft arrangement of seats and walls.
When entering the cabin, the air passenger is met by a wide, open welcome zone, which also encompasses a galley, a kitchen, a private room and a bathroom. Behind the lounge and dining areas, the cabin is divided up into a separate room with entertainment and information technology, and the guests’ private area. The bathroom and bedroom feature an open-plan design around a free-standing shower with transparent walls. A special highlight is the large, luxurious bed with its concave, upholstered headboard.
Featuring numerous details, all the furniture with its sensuous clarity of design merges with the cabin interior. The cabin windows are concealed by black panels that are inspired by the screen design of the Mercedes Benz S Class. Due to the Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology the panels can be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. Screens and touchscreens for infotainment can be seamlessly integrated into the black panels. The overall design is characterised by the aesthetic appeal of state-of-the-art luxury embodied in Mercedes-Benz.
“Together with Mercedes-Benz Style we plan to target this innovative concept at a private global clientele with a strong affinity for unique design. It is precisely customers from the VIP and VVIP sector who today want innovative and extraordinary design solutions for their aeroplanes. With our modular concept we offer the ideal solution for the most discerning demands, whether that be for private or business use,” commented Wieland Timm, Vice President Sales VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik AG.