Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik have partnered up on the design and completion of VIP aircraft cabins.
The two companies will jointly develop a state-of-the-art, luxurious and integrated cabin concept for short and medium haul aircraft.
The early concepts from this joint partnership were shown off at EBACE 2015, which took place from between May 19-21 in Geneva.
Since 2010, Mercedes-Benz designers have also created designs for other products in cooperation with selected partners under the label Mercedes-Benz Style.
The aim is to transfer Mercedes-Benz’s luxury and aesthetic appeal to other spheres of life.
The portfolio of Mercedes-Benz Style includes products from the areas of mobility, lifestyle, sport and interior design.
Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s leading providers of technical services for commercial and corporate aircraft.
There extensive work includes that of VIP and government aircraft, where it has more than 50 years of experience.
To date, Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Executive Jet Solutions Division has modified or completed more than 100 short, medium and long haul aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik also offers special services such as the completion of customised aircraft cabins.
The early design concepts from the joint partnership sees the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor replaced by a spiral layout. The cabin is designed so that it feels organic and flows like a spiral, and creates a new sense of space.
Mercedes’ strong emphasis on contrast in terms of material, colour and lighting is all too apparent in the early design concepts.
The cabin windows are concealed by black panels, which were inspired by the screen design in the Mercedes‑Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology allows the panels to be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. The displays and touch screens used for entertainment and information can also be easily integrated into the black panels.
The overall design is characterised by the state-of-the-art luxury that one would come to expect from the Mercedes-Benz brand.
Lufthansa Technik will call upon their decades of experience to ensure the Mercedes-Benz Style’s unique design and the particular requirements of the aircraft cabin go hand in hand.
The two companies plan to target their new concept at a private global clientele with a strong affinity for unique design, innovation and style.
In the coming months, the two companies will evaluate the level of customer interest on the VIP market, alongside further developing the details of the design concept.