Mercedes-Benz Style is celebrating no less than two world premieres at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Customers from the VIP and VVIP sector want innovative and extraordinary design solutions for their aeroplanes. For the first time Mercedes‑Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik are presenting the final interior design of a VIP aircraft cabin for short- and medium-haul flights. The realistic, virtual 3D presentation shows the VIP cabin that was developed with a focus on short- and medium-haul aircraft like the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737 family. In cooperation with Lufthansa Technik a new, holistic cabin concept for 16 passengers has been created, and it goes beyond the previously familiar dimensions of aircraft interiors. At the same time Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) is presenting the motor yacht “ARROW460 – Granturismo” as an Edition 1 model, having undertaken its maiden voyage in April 2016. The yacht and aircraft cabin are impressive examples of the progressive, dynamic Mercedes‑Benz Design of Sensual Purity in a context other than classic automotive design.
“With the yacht and the aircraft cabin we have transferred our philosophy of Sensual Purity to the ship and aircraft design,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design of Daimler AG. “The creation was an inspiring challenge and we have created products that reveal a perfect contemporary luxury – hot and cool.”
Mercedes-Benz x Lufthansa VIP Aircraft cabin interior: flying in new dimensions
When entering the cabin, the air passenger is met by a wide, open welcome zone, which also encompasses a galley, a kitchen, a private room and a bathroom. Behind the lounge and dining areas, the cabin is divided up into a separate room with entertainment and information technology, and the guests’ private area. The bathroom and bedroom feature an open-plan design around a free-standing shower with transparent walls. A special highlight is the large, luxurious bed with its concave, upholstered headboard.
The cabin windows are concealed by black panels that are inspired by the screen design of the Mercedes‑Benz S‑Class. Due to the Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology the panels can be dimmed electrically from black to transparent. Screens and touchscreens for infotainment can be seamlessly integrated into the black panels.
“ARROW460 – Granturismo”
In Monaco Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine are showing the interior of the “ARROW460 – Granturismo” motor yacht for the first time. It combines the advantages of a sporty, open boat with the spacious interior and the private sphere of a luxurious trunk cabin cruiser. This makes the yacht, which offers room for up to ten passengers, suitable both for day trips as well as for multi-day excursions.
The interior is characterised by a high degree of variability. The large side windows are retractable, and the windscreen can be raised. This enables the passengers to sit comfortably in the interior with an all-round view and the feeling of sitting in the open.
Comfort comes courtesy of a luxurious bathroom and a separate multifunctional console. The yacht is also fully equipped with all relevant equipment for comfort, entertainment and leisure. Silver Arrows Marine will be starting production of the yacht in the coming months. The first yachts will be delivered to customers in the second half of 2017.