Lavish private flight

Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior. The two companies have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights, with a view to bringing them to fruition. Mercedes says the concepts take an entirely new approach to the aircraft cabin.

The concept created by the two companies eliminates the traditional delineation between ceiling, wall, and floor designs. Instead, the interior concept deploys what the companies refer to as a “spiral layout,” which melds the three design elements into a continuous. Such an ‘organic and homogeneous’ design all but eliminates any separation between ceiling, wall and floor, instead allowing the aircraft’s structures to ‘flow into each other.’

On board, “black panels” float in front of the window and are meant to evoke the screen-design of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The concept interior is also equipped with Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology that can turn the “black panels” from dark to transparent. “It was an inspiring challenge to transfer our design philosophy of sensual purity into the area of aeronautical engineering,” Daimler AG vice president Gorden Wagener said in a statement.

“The spectacular architecture of the interior shows creativity and modernity. Sensual surfaces and clear forms, combined with intelligent high-tech features and perfectly shaped modern luxury are the characteristic features of Mercedes-Benz design.”