CJIQ maps top VVIP jet interior trends in five questions
Mapping the latest trends in VVIP private jet interiors was the mission Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly set itself in its latest edition, out now. To pinpoint new preferences in cabin design, we asked six leading companies five key questions about superior interiors.
Taking part were: Camber Aviation Management, Fokker Services Group, Greenpoint Technologies, International Jet Interiors, Jet Aviation and Winch Design. The first three questions were: How easy is it to find completion slots? Do buyers consider resale value when selecting interiors? And What differences do you see in the design preferences of younger and older buyers? Our final two questions were: How important is sustainability becoming in cabin design and What key interior design trends are you predicting for the next five years?
Focusing on the next five years, Boaz Bal, sales director, Aircraft Conversions and Completions, Fokker Services Group said trends were evolving to enhance functionality, passenger comfort and aesthetics. “Some key interior design trends in VIP interiors are new sustainable and lightweight materials, improved in-flight entertainment, cabin lighting design, cabin connectivity, aesthetic enhancements and modularity,” Bal told us.
McCahl Troupe, design manager, Greenpoint Technologies agreed: “We’ve seen growing interest in sustainability, as evidenced by more requests for sourcing sustainable materials.” For example, textile and leather providers are taking action to offer sustainably sourced options, she added.
Thomas Chatfield, CEO, Camber Aviation Management noted growing interest in sustainability, connectivity, wellness focused design, versatility and personalisation. “There’s a growing interest on using eco-friendly and sustainable materials to reduce the environmental impact of interiors,” he told us.
Highlighting the balance between comfort, style and sustainability was Eric Roth, president, International Jet Interiors. “As each year passes, new materials are introduced thar are environmentally friendly and if they makes sense to our clients, they are happy to take advantage of finding the balance between style, comfort and world environment.”
For Hendrik Janssen, head of Completion Sales, Jet Aviation offering sustainable interiors was part of a 10-year journey. “We are seeing increased interest from our customers on how we can support their efforts towards greater sustainability in business aviation …”.
Winch Design tended to avoid following trends, according to Greig Jolly, partner, Yachts & Aviation. But the company has noticed an increasing demand from clients for highly personalisted and unique cabin interiors. “The realm of private jet interior design has started to follow the evolution we see in other industries, most notably automative and yacht design, as owners are ultimately looking for a seamless transition between their home, their office and their aircraft.”
You can read the full story – including answers to our other four design questions – here.
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