- Embraer‘s Manhattan Airship private jet concept evokes the style and beauty of New York City.
- Designers drew inspiration from the art deco designs of the 1920s and 1930s.
- Embraer has also released concepts inspired by the Far East, Hollywood, and even Brazilian Ranchers.
- The Brazilian jet maker used its flagship Lineage 1000E executive jet as the canvas for the design concept.
- The total cost of the Manhattan Airship is $US83 million and includes the $US53 million for the Lineage 1000E.
For many, a high-end private jet is a point of personal expression. While all jet makers allow for extreme amounts of customisation, Embraer Executive Jets takes it a bit further than everyone else.
The Brazilian firm has become famous over the past few years for its stunning and highly imaginative interior design concepts like the Japanese inspired Kyoto Airship and its ground-breaking skylights. Then there’s the Brazilian Rancher-meets-Texas-oil-tycoon themed the Skyranch One.
Last year, we wrote about Embraer’s Hollywood Airship which bathes its occupants in the Art Deco glamour and elegance of tinsel town.
As a sister design to the Hollywood, Embraer interior design boss Jay Beever and former Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto teamed up to create the Manhattan Airship concept.
“The Manhattan, featuring deep, rich woods, is the embodiment of the Empire State Building crossed with the Rainbow Room,” the company said in a press statement.
For Beever and Sotto, the “thrill of resurrecting the art deco designs found in the buildings, furniture, jewellery, cars and ocean liners of the 1920’s and 1930’s, with the Normandie cruise liner provided specific inspiration to the project.
Because of the highly bespoke nature of the business, Embraer’s customers can choose to adopt the whole package or simply a few select elements of the concept.
Here’s a closer look at Embraer’s Lineage 1000E Manhattan Airship interior design concept: