It’s interesting to see how the tide can turn – Italian hypercar manufacturer Pagani has never made it a secret about drawing inspirations from aeronautics for its high-end machines, and now a plane manufacturer asked it to return the favor.
There’s no better way to describe the collaboration between Airbus Corporate Jets and Pagani Automobili, which resulted in the Italian house come up with the interior design of the Airbus ACJ319neo – a business craft that can seat up to eight passengers. Unfortunately, this is only a one-off project, nicknamed Infinito, used to showcase the prowess of both companies during the European business aviation conference and exhibition in Geneva. The interior, just like a Pagani supercar, has natural soft-leather carpets and contrasting man-made carbon fiber in furniture and wall-frames, with inspiration arriving from another great Italian – referencing the “combination of art and science originally espoused by Leonardo da Vinci.”
Pagani designers only penned the initial design of the cabin, including its “look and feel,” while Airbus’ designer team finished off, bringing nature as an inspiration as well. “In bringing together the best of the supercar and business jet worlds, we enable an elegant and seamless link for customers of both, while bringing a fresh approach to cabin design and satisfying very demanding standards,” says Airbus Corporate Jets Managing Director Benoit Defforge.