Embraer teamed up with designer Eddie Sotto to create the Manhattan Airship Art Deco interior concept for the largest aircraft in their Executive Jets fleet. Jay Beever, vice president of interior design for Embraer Executive Jets, wanted Sotto to reimagine the interior of the Lineage 1000E—the largest aircraft in the Embraer Executive Jets fleet – with an Art Deco motif. He also wanted to demonstrate how far Embraer’s engineers could push the design of a private-jet interior. He presented Sotto with the idea and turned him loose. The result is the Manhattan Airship, a design concept with a starting price of about $80 million.
Named after the famous island, which is reowned for its skyline and Art Deco architecture, Embraer have managed to get that authentic Great Gatsby look. Outfitted in rich mahogany with gold and brass accents, the Manhattan Airship boasts a metallic entry mural meant to emulate the Leif Neandross-designed work in the lobby of the Empire State Building, along with a lounge and bar modeled on the Chrysler Building.
For those chartering this airplane for an overnight hop, there’s a master suite with a queen-sized bed and a walk-in shower. The jet also features the world’s largest in-flight baggage compartment that can be accessed during the flight – so don’t worry if you’ve left your reading glasses in your checked-in luggage.
The panoramic windows have been specially designed to afford an expansive view of the surroundings at 36,000 feet.