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PRIVATE JET DESIGN

In Spring 2016 I was fortunate to be apart of a Textron sponsored studio class to design for the new Cessna aircraft product launch 2019-2020. The class was split into groups to design for Cessna's largest private jet to join their fleet.

 

In a group with two other classmates, Zoe Ene and Zitong Zhou, we identified a user group of the business executive class and addressed her needs while traveling on their private jet. Private jet interiors have not had any major developments in a long time and my team observed a lot of opportunities for change, especially with the changing needs of future executives in the business world.

 

The semester long project resulted in a fully designed aircraft and presentation pitch explaining our key concepts. We delivered our final presentation to several employees from Cessna and faculty from RISD.

 

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floor plan

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.

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