DESIGN T RENDS
WHAT AESTHETIC TRENDS HAVE
YOU NOTICED BECOMING MORE
One industry trend is the increasing focus on health and
wellness. This lifestyle trend accounts for requests for
gyms and yoga studios on private aircraft.
Inspired by natural elements, light materials, organic
textures and open-grain veneers are often incorporated
to create the sense of a living space.
WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE
YOU BEING ASKED TO INTEGRATE
IN YOUR AIRCRAFT DESIGNS?
Our VIP clients want the convenience and comfort of
their homes, offices and cars, and expect the latest
technologies to be incorporated seamlessly throughout
their aircraft. OLED monitors are increasingly popular,
and interior designers are blending technology into the
cabin in new, unexpected ways. For example, advanced
technology allows more flexibility regarding where and
how monitors are installed.
Another common request is to connect PEDs to the
cabin, offering an integrated experience. Looking to the
future, I would welcome more comfort and innovations
such as voice-activated technology.
ARE THERE ANY TECHNOLOGIES
YOU’D LIKE SUPPLIERS TO WORK ON
MAKING AVAILABLE FOR AIRCRAFT?
I want to see more certifiable material options that
meet the 65/65 flammability requirements. From
wood veneers to hand-tipped leathers, there are many
beautiful materials and fabrics clients desire but they
can’t always be certified.
ARE THERE ANY NEW MATERIAL
INNOVATIONS THAT HAVE CAUGHT
YOUR ATTENTION RECENTLY?
I am excited for the future of hard surface materials
and the opportunity for more selection in the industry.
In addition to hardwood and stone floor innovations,
I am intrigued by F/List’s vinyl tiles and Techno
Aerospace’s Authentique flooring products.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER NEW
IDEAS YOU’D LIKE TO WORK ON?
I enjoy exploring new ways of bringing the luxuries
of our clients’ homes into their aircraft. I imagine
a cinema experience where families gather to watch
movies, and galleys rebranded as kitchens,
allowing clients to fly with a Michelin-star
awarded chef on board. Residential luxuries
could also include spa-like lavatories
with steam showers for clients to feel
refreshed during flight.
HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY
OTHER IMPORTANT TRENDS?
One inspiring trend is the consideration of renewable
materials in the business jet industry. I have
studied sustainable design concepts that include
environmentally friendly selections in every aspect
of the cabin interior. Sustainable design is in high
demand in the residential and commercial interior
design industries, and I am thrilled to see these
innovations enter the business jet industry.
WHAT WILL YOU BE LOOKING
OUT FOR AT NBAA-BACE?
Greenpoint Design’s focus is to enhance the client
experience on board an aircraft. This focus inspires
our team to look for new ways to offer comfort and
adaptability in regard to seating options. Lighting
has also become a more prominent feature
of aircraft interiors, so we will explore new
ways to incorporate lighting into the
overall design aesthetic rather than
serving a purely functional purpose.
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THE BOEING COMPANY/GREENPOINT