ACJ350 XWB – Challenging the paradigms of the on-board experience
Francesco Lovo, Head of Transportation Design
Air travel, even though the most expensive private jets, is often associated to negative feelings as it significantly limits passengers’ fields of action, which ends up to be stressed for no reason. Probably all of us, at least once in our lives, have dreamed of traveling without having to move from home. While waiting for the scientists to invent teleportation, Pininfarina and AMAC has conceived a new interiors proposal for the Airbus Corporate Jets 350XWB.
The goal of the project was to create a comfortable and enjoyable space able to make you forget to be on a jet. Imagine entering in a luxury hotel lounge, enjoying a drink and then relaxing on comfortable couches surrounded by the green. Imagine having dinner gazing at the sunset on the ocean and then watching a movie on a giant screen. Welcome to the new Pininfarina in-flight experience.
A solution designed around the traveler’s desires and able to fulfill all his needs: relaxing, working, dining, entertaining conversations and holding meetings. A multifunctional space, tailored on the contemporary lifestyle, in which the private and working moments and spaces melt in a seamless flow.
Private Jets has strong limitations in terms of space and weight, it took all the Pininfarina eclectic design expertise, ranging for the nautical to the architectural interior design, to balance the delicate equilibrium between comfort, feasibility and space management.
Particularly challenging the necessity to encase multiple ambiences, dedicated to different activities, into a single area. Pininfarina leveraged on its 360° vision on the living spaces to create a concept expressed through a unique open space sculptured by a flowing band that gives life to different environments.
The welcoming area is furnished with a wet bar equipped with Amac exclusive cooking top system, to receive guests and delight them with a “chef-on board” experience. Following the band, the traveler finds the relaxing area conceived as a cocoon characterized by an intimate atmosphere: embracing sofas facing a giant screen allowing either to project digital contents or to enjoy the external view. The lounge is completed by a dining areaconceived both to eat and to hold meetings and a chaiselong green space dedicated to personal relaxing moments.
Pininfarina’s farsighted vision of the future allowed the company to anticipate trends and solutions in different sectors during almost 90 years of history. However, conceiving future scenarios has never been a mere style exercise at Pininfarina.
The dream is made possible thanks to the expertise of AMAC Aerospace, one the most qualified completion centers in the world, with strong competences in bespoke conceiving, production and installation of the most discerning cabins in the world.
After the new Airbus Corporate Jets 350XWB equipped with the Amac-Pininfarina interior, air travel experience will no longer have the same connotations.