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Mercedes and Lufthansa design luxury cabin in the clouds

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Mercedes and Lufthansa have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights
Mercedes and Lufthansa have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights
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The concept designs feature long couches
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The concept designs feature long couches
Window panels can be electrically made transparent or dimmed to black to block out sunlight
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Window panels can be electrically made transparent or dimmed to black to block out sunlight
The walls, floor and ceiling flow into each other
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The walls, floor and ceiling flow into each other
The cabins would offer different independent spaces
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The cabins would offer different independent spaces
There are comfortable individual seats with plenty of legroom
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There are comfortable individual seats with plenty of legroom
The designs are more reminiscent of an expensive bar than an aircraft cabin
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The designs are more reminiscent of an expensive bar than an aircraft cabin
Mercedes says displays and touch screens could be integrated into the panels
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Mercedes says displays and touch screens could be integrated into the panels
Mercedes and Lufthansa have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights
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Mercedes and Lufthansa have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights
Mercedes and Lufthansa are planning to evaluate the level of interest in the concepts over the coming months and to develop them further
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Mercedes and Lufthansa are planning to evaluate the level of interest in the concepts over the coming months and to develop them further
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Long-haul flights can a tedious and uncomfortable experience. If you're going to be stuck on plane for the best part of 12 hours or more, though, a touch of luxury may go some way to improving the experience. New VIP cabin designs from Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa would offer just that.

The two companies have partnered to design some new high-end aircraft cabin concepts for medium- and long-haul flights, with a view to bringing them to fruition. Mercedes says the concepts take an entirely new approach to the aircraft cabin.

Firstly, the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor has been replaced. The floor, wall and ceiling instead flow into each other, giving rise to independent spaces unlike those typically seen on planes.

Mercedes says displays and touch screens could be integrated into the panels
Mercedes says displays and touch screens could be integrated into the panels

Renderings show long couches, comfortable individual seats and large spaces for reclining. The concepts look more like an expensive bar than a cabin on an airplane. There will be no legroom issues here.

Amongst the other features are windows that can be electrically made transparent or dimmed to black to block out sunlight. Mercedes says displays and touchscreens could be integrated into the panels.

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa are planning to evaluate the level of interest in the concepts over the coming months, and to develop them further.

Source: Daimler

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3 comments
Germano Pecoraro
Good design! Interesting especially the separation of different areas of the interior
vcr
I have long thought that what we really need is the ability to just go into a DEEP sleep (be knocked out) until we arrive - then we don't care how tightly squashed in we are - this design looks nice, but it's just sleeker and more spacious than normal, and obviously is NOT going to be available for the masses ! So my remedy is the answer !
Stephen N Russell
Wow, lisc to other airlines United American SAS British Airways Virgin Atlantic Japan Air Lines Korean Air any with 8 plus hour flights.