With the contribution of BBJ with Winch Design
Aside from collecting more major awards for their incredible yacht projects, the Aviation team at Winch Design continue to launch VVIP aircraft of sublime sophistication and elegance.
The latest from their growing portfolio, a Boeing BBJ, has recently been handed over to its proud client – a youthful figure in international business and already an experienced owner of a VIP aircraft fleet.
The design brief was as individual as the resulting high-specification project; to create a relaxed “flying home” with complete privacy for the Principal and his family, whilst also offering a dynamic interior of distinction to entertain business guests in unique style. Having spent many years operating other private aircraft, the Owner was very specific with elements of the interior layout, but open enough to allow Winch Design to create the perfect tailored interpretation for his particular requirements.
Functionally, this 19-passenger interior certainly delivers. The Galley, Cabin Crew facilities and Guest Bathroom are all neatly integrated in the forward area, concealed behind sliding doors precision-engineered within the beautiful peacock-themed metalized artwork panelling which sweeps guests through into the Main Lounge area. A long, elegantly detailed shagreen table unfolds and extends to comfortably dine five guests, whilst a second table caters for another group of four in front of the stunning under-lit bar with its ingenious high-low bar stools and hidden champagne cooler. With fold-away buffet counters complimenting the dining tables, the whole area is designed to accommodate a small banquet!
An electro-dimmable sliding glass door provides just a hazy glimpse into a second, equally large aft lounge – the private haven of the Principal. As well as a stately desk area for formal business, the Owner also enjoys quiet privacy in the comfort of his bespoke finely-upholstered seat with the most wonderful hand-stitched details. Or, the company of his family to watch a movie sat in the generous U-shaped sofa arrangement.
If the chameleon-like flexibility of the spaces weren’t enough, the materials and details create an interior which is tactile and incredibly elegant at every turn. Rich silver-flecked dark veneer combines with buttery cream leathers to give a powerful, harmonious and unapologetically
masculine spirit. Layered on top are exotic shell materials from the East, hand-stitched motifs to seats, valance panels and carpets, and motherof-pearl accessories to complete this sophisticated ‘penthouse in the sky’. A carefully-selected collection of artwork is the finishing touch to create a residential feel which goes miles beyond any typical private jet.
Having had chance to unwind and escape (temporarily) from the pressures of business on the ground, a drink at the bar and the full-spectrum, audio-synced lighting will ensure that this Owner and his friends can enjoy the pulsing beats of the skies before arriving in true style at destination X. Oh, and the distinctive slick paint livery will grace the tarmac until the boss decides his next move.