SU­PE­RIOR STYLE

New Looks for the Embraer Lin­eage 1000E

Jetgala - - CONTENT - by Ka­t­rina Bal­maceda Uy

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

The 84-foot-long cabin is di­vided into five zones for the Hol­ly­wood and Man­hat­tan con­cepts fjd­kasjfkal

The Man­hat­tan con­cept is in­spired by the Em­pire State Build­ing, the Chrysler build­ing, and up­town New York

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