A unique design, an EBACE target, a challenging deadline.
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This Gulfstream G450 OE-LSC is the perfect example of our team’s design, creation, our responsiveness and overall project management skills. The agency immersed itself in the world of SCK AVIATION and Sandra Corinna Kinzl for this extraordinary project. The objective was to break the aesthetic and identity codes of business aviation.
From these few words we imagined a new design for seats and sofas with more structured, tense, cut and carved lines. These volumes were designed to visually diminish the heavy, ungainly appearance of the original seats. To free up cabin space while creating a resolutely modern, contemporary look. To meet the project’s tight time constraints, we created and pre-selected materials that would fit into the completion schedule without compromising the cabin’s style and design.
The combination of matt and gloss guided our creative approach. Open up the space with glossy surfaces in contrast to the light nuances of matt surfaces.
Iridescent materials combined with matt suede. The soft, comfortable look of nubuck on the seats combined with textured matt leather on the side ledges. Glossy plating contrasts with special paint surfaces imitating oxidized bluish zinc. The selection with the owner of a wool drape fabric for the seat and back cushions of the seats and divan gave the cabin a more cozy atmosphere, comfortable both aesthetically and in terms of overall cabin acoustics.
With the aim of making this G450 stand out from the crowd, we proposed several exterior design alternatives, illustrating the owner’s request but going further to ensure that this aircraft was not just another matt black plane. For us, matt and gloss were the common thread running through this project, and so we came up with an exterior design in matt black with sloping lines in gloss black in which the environment could be reflected. A subtle, elegant design that gives the G450 a dynamic edge.
After lengthy discussions, exchanges and questions with the owner, the lines were maintained right up to the middle of the fuselage, as well as on the wings and wing let. We defined two line thicknesses to give an irregular effect and accentuate the dynamics of this unique design painted by General Atomics.
We respected Sandra Corinna Kinzl’s wish for the use of decorative film cover, which was originally intended for the entire cabin, but which we only used in the entrance and galley. This allowed us, in the architecture and management of the project, to separate the completion of the cabin between two suppliers such as Jet Aviation and F LIST, thus limiting the risk of delays.
Sourcing the “portoro silver” marble was a real challenge. Not only did we have to find immediately available, flawless slab marble in a very short space of time, but we also had to shape and produce the new counter tops for Galley and AFT Lavaroy.
The relationship of trust that M&R Associates Design has built up with these suppliers over the last 20 years enabled us to anticipate the production of materials before orders were placed, and to pre-study the project with the completion center before signing the contract, thus optimizing the 15-week completion time to the maximum.
M&R Associates Design followed the progress of the completion day after day, checking the quality of all the painted and soft cabin parts, validating the demo seat & divan before final production, sometimes solving problems that the completion center seemed unable to solve, challenging the various people involved in the project, until we found the material we needed from AMAC AEROSPACE to manufacture a corroded wing part, without which the aircraft could not be present at EBACE.
We would like to thank Sandra for the trust she placed in us for her GULFSTREAM G450 OE-LSC.
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