The Embraer Manhattan Airship channels the art-deco movement of the early Twentieth century
Ever wondered what the preferred private jet of Jay Gatsby would look like? Well, you’re looking at it. Embraer has unveiled this $80 million private jet called the Manhattan Airship inspired by the art-deco movement of the Twenties and Thirties.
The pin-stripe exterior of this Lineage 1000E jet is a nod to the sort of suits you’d most likely in Manhattan. The project, designed in collaboration with former Disney imagineer Eddie Sotto, and has several more cues to the stylish borough of New York City.
The 19-seater jet is divided into several zones. The salon features a metallic mural of the NYC skyline. The metallic entry mural is inspired by the Leif Neandross-designed lobby within the Empire State Building. The Cloud Club lounge that includes a bar fitted with retractable stools and a divan made of mohair/lambskin that uses the references from the Chrysler Building in its design.
The Crystal Room aboard this aircraft is finished with veneered mahogany trimmings and seats six a time. 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. But with interiors as stylish as these, would you really bother looking outside?