PRIVATE JET DESIGN
Project Brief: In Spring 2016, I was fortunate to be apart of a Textron sponsored studio class to design for the new Cessna aircraft launch 2019-2020. The course was split into groups to develop concepts for Cessna’s largest private jet to join their fleet.
I worked on this project with my classmates Zoe Ene (ID ‘17) and Zitong Zhou (M.AR ‘17) for a semester. We identified a business executive as our user and addressed her needs while traveling on a private jet in the coming decades. Our final presentation to Cessna Executives and RISD professors included ten large research poster print outs, interior renderings and gifs, and two scale models explaining our interior layout, concepts, and systems in the cabin.
RESEARCH & USER GROUP
TAKE A TOUR
functions of the galley
notice the floor storage in the center of the plane, allowing easy access while in the lounge.
using our lighting grid, areas of the aircraft can be selectively lit
layers of dense memory foam are pulled and released mechanically in specific spots, giving the chair a tufted look. the user can adjust their chair through the airplanes digital interface to personalize the firmness and shape of the chair. the material inspiration and basic functionality was inspired by the sofa "mellow" by bernhardt design, except our version is mechanically operated.
functions of the bathroom storage
bathroom changing table and bench
bathroom doors frost when occupied and are unfrosted when unoccupied.
four conference chairs come together to make a king size bed
large screens store in the ceiling
STORAGE CABINETS ARE ACROSS FROM THE BATHROOM
there are several opportunities for storage on the aircraft: the largest is in the bulkhead storage cabinet which also allows access to the larger storage compartment below.
Adjacency matrices and bubble diagrams to determine floor plan
Adjacency matrix and bubble diagram
Floor plan brainstorms
Window shade concept4
Early model of plane
Final physical model in progress
Final physical model
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