For the first time, Emirates has taken inspiration from an automotive design in their work.
Dubai-based airline operator, Emirates, in cooperation with Daimler, has announced a complete revamp of its first class in the Boeing 777 fleet, which is inspired by the interior of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The cooperation began in 2014 with an initial meeting at Woburn Abbey, England. This is where teams from both companies exchanged the latest design trends and innovations. The aircraft interior designers of Emirates were particularly impressed with the design of the new S-Class’ cabin.
After three years of work involving numerous drafts and tests, Emirates designers finally have created the new fully enclosed first class private suite inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class which, is now being presented. Elements inspired by the S-Class include the choice of materials, level of workmanship, controls, and also the ambient light system.
The two companies have also introduced an exclusive S-Class chauffeur-drive service. From December 1, 2017, passengers flying in the new first class cabins can make use of new S-Class models for door-to-door transfer to and from Dubai airport.
Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz said, "We are delighted about the partnership with Emirates, which is one of the most well-known airlines in the world. With immediate effect, travellers in the Emirates First Class are now also able to enjoy the sense of luxury of our Mercedes-Benz S-Class above the clouds. Emirates and Mercedes-Benz combine consistent excellent standards of quality and are passionate about providing customers with the best mobility offerings in the segment".