New Looks for the Embraer Lineage 1000E
Private flight is more accessible today thanks to the increase in chartered jet services and online booking platforms. With more and more choices for buyers, aircraft manufacturers’ desire to stand out grows — through technical advances and exceptional cabin interiors. Embraer is ahead of the curve on both fronts, and operators of the Embraer Lineage 1000E flagship jet will find the results exemplary.
They can thank Jay Beever, Embraer’s vice president of interior design, and Eddie Sotto, a renowned designer and former Disney ‘imagineer’. The pair introduced Manhattan and Hollywood, two Lineage 1000E interior concepts inspired by the SS Normandie ocean liner. When it entered service in 1935, the SS Normandie was considered not only the fastest and largest passenger ship afloat, but also the most iconic and beautiful. Its Art Deco interiors reflected the peak of French elegance, complete with sculptures, paintings, carpets and Lalique glass pillars. Alas, its life was cut short by the war, and in 1942 the ship perished in a fire at a New York pier.
On top of emulating the SS Normandie’s opulence, Beever and Sotto sought to capture the spirit of famous Art Deco destinations, such as
THE DESIGNS CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF FAMOUS ART DECO DESTINATIONS
Manhattan and Hollywood. They also hope to “bring the thrill back to flying”. Thus, the designs are aimed at giving passengers a reason to dress up and socialise, as they would have done on the SS Normandie and in the early years of passenger aviation.
With a cabin 84 feet long and six feet seven inches high, the Lineage 1000E is the ideal canvas for Beever and Sotto’s imagination. The cabin has five zones, which have been modified for both concepts so that the lounge is the first space that guests enter upon boarding. Other zones include the Cloud Bar, featuring bar stools and a portrait view window, and a living space with a variety of club seating options. Further back is the private Crystal Room, which has space for six VVIP passengers to dine in style. All crew resources have been moved to the back of the cabin, out of passengers’ sight.
The Manhattan concept features deep mahogany wood panels, brass and gold trim, and rich jewel hues. At the entryway, guests will see a metallic mural inspired by the one on the ceiling of the Empire State Building lobby. The lounge décor is reminiscent of the Chrysler building, while plush divans offer the comfort one would find in a Park Avenue penthouse.
Hollywood, on the other hand, exudes 1930s glitz and glamour, with warm, light colours, chrome trim accents, and neoclassic artwork. As guests step on board, they will see a 3D relief sculpted in leather, depicting Howard Hughes, the Sunset Tower, classic automobiles, and other images of Hollywood’s golden years. In the Cloud Club, the bar stools feature gold tones, while throughout the aircraft one will notice backlit crystal sculptures and marble tones.
This isn’t the first time Beever and Sotto have teamed up to produce a ground-breaking jet interior concept. The pair previously came up with Skyacht One and Skyranch One, also for the Lineage 1000E. With the surge of demand for large-cabin, long-range jets expected to continue until 2026, these unconventional interior concepts will surely add to the appeal of Embraer’s flagship executive jet, and differentiate it from the rest. So while travellers may have several choices of private aircraft that can fly non-stop from Tinseltown to the Empire City, they’ll know that only few will take them in superior style.
THE DESIGNS GIVE PASSENGERS A REASON TO DRESS UP AND SOCIALISE
Chrome trim accents and neoclassic artwork decorate the Hollywood cabin
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The Manhattan concept is inspired by the Empire State Building, the Chrysler building, and uptown New York