In a recent interview with Altitudes Magazine, Design Q CEO Howard Guy speaks about the quirky challenge to create the worlds first jet showroom for The Jet Business in London. Featuring a full size jet mockup in the shop front, its truly a spectacle.
Design Q have been supporting PITCH Aircraft Seating to develop new ideas and materials for their customers as required.
'Product Surface' is a PITCH initiative to explore the application of enhanced surface finishes and branding on the PF3000 economy seat that was designed at Design Q.
“We are always looking at ways to make a difference and test the marketplace with new ideas,” says Pitch director, Gary Doy.
Read more in Aircraft Interiors International Magazine...
‘The World’s First Corporate Aviation Showroom’ was designed by Design Q in 2011 for Steve Varsano and his company ‘The Jet Business’, located at Hyde Park Corner in Belgravia, London.
The media’s reception to the project was outstanding, and The Jet Business was voted London’s Number Three retail experience following Harrods & Rolex.
With the very successful launch of the showroom in Belgravia, Design Q were invited to assist Mr. Varsano with his relocation to a larger showroom on the prestigious Park Lane in Mayfair, London. The aim was to create an even more spectacular, luxury experience to best the previous efforts.
The main feature of the brokerage has to be the 50ft long, wide body fuselage that was designed and built at our UK headquarters. It sits in a prime location, along the window frontage of the showroom and creates a focal point for passers-by, allowing them to view inside the jet interior.
The trading floor area has also doubled in size, featuring 10 flight deck inspired trading floor desks. They are upholstered in tan leather with contrast stitching and fitted with multiple screens. This zone is a technological paradise. There is undoubtedly no office space like this anywhere in the world.
''The Future of First Class Travel'' GQ Magazine September 2017
Gentleman’s magazine GQ spoke with Design Q about our recent Aerion interior design concept. The future or first class travel article showcased our interior design in a 2 page spread, alongside aviation manufacturer Airbus and rival design consultancies Mercedes-Benz and Pagani. Pick up Septembers issue to see the full story, or click the link below.
Comlux teams with up Design Q to design their next generation of VIP aircraft concepts
In the latest Altitudes Magazine, Design Q CEO Howard Guy speaks about the collaboration with Comlux America and the idea to develop an interior design and floorplan concept for the next generation narrow body interiors; specifically the Airbus ACJ neo and the BBJ MAX 8 aircraft.
Comlux America’s goal in this initiative has been to obtain designer perspectives and concepts to capture the different cultures, styles and tastes of potential VIP customers. Specifically, Design Q was required to develop unique rendering concepts for the Neo and MAX 8, each with unique materials, styles and concepts.
“This is truly a mutually benefiting relationship, and something that has never been done before in our industry,” stated Scott Meyer CEO, Comlux America. “Comlux has a true admiration for all our industry designers and we were lucky enough to have these few key designers partner with us on this unique idea for next generation aircraft,” continued Meyer.
Design Q CEO Howard Guy said “Design Q is excited about the partnership with Comlux on their Airbus ACJ neo and the BBJ MAX 8 aircraft programs. With Comlux’s capabilities and Design Q’s vision of the best customer experience, together we can lift the design signature of an aircraft to suit the exact needs of each VIP customer.” He added: “Design Q focus on invention and excellence so it will be great to see some revolution and surprise in these great aircraft! “
Click the link to read the full article.
You will have noticed on our social media accounts that the Design Q team have a passion for cars, Classic and Modern. They are 'Petrolheads' and own many unique cars between them.
Petrolicious, a popular classic car website, and studio favourite featured one of our designer's as a photographer. They chose 5 Instagrammer's worth following this week. Patrick was one of them.
Check out the article link, and Patrick's Instagram photography.