Pictures: BMW presents Bond-style 787 cabin concept for Russian tycoon

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Visit this year's Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg to get a unique glimpse into the zeitgeist of Russian-style blini bling with the latest 787 VIP cabin concept from BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

Boeing Business Jets approached DesignworksUSA and challenged the firm to create a conceptual 787 aircraft interior for a fictitious, affluent, Russian client in his mid-thirties.

bmw designworksusa 787bbj entrance

How times have changed since your common or garden Russian official had only the fearsome four-engine Ilyushin Il-62 from which to survey his dominion.

DesignworksUSA says it sat down with a blank sheet of paper and endeavoured to describe a day in the life of the owner, to examine the needs of a client that spends a significant amount of time travelling across the globe and needs an aircraft that can function as a second, luxurious home.


 
"The freedom to be able to go anywhere from anywhere, together with the possibility to create a truly inspirational space, served to define the vision for the design team," says DesignworksUSA.

The design team came up with an interior with semi-translucent walls, residential-style furniture that lets space "visually continue around it and vistas that let the eye travel beyond the immediate environment”.

DesignworksUSA also incorporated a "vertical architectural experience" by taking advantage of the 787's generous cargo space to create space for a car to "offer a seamless air-to-ground experience".
 
What more could a Russian tycoon want?

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