Aviation was still in it’s infancy during the 1920’s. No jet engines or private jets, no mile-high club… Nada. In fact, flying was almost strictly reserved for the hardiest of daredevils so the decadence of the time was strictly reserved for those with their feet on terra ferma.
Now thanks to Embraer, we can finally get an idea of what a private jet from that era might have looked like, on the inside at least. The result is the Manhattan Airship, a design concept with a starting price of around $80 million, based on Embraer’s highly luxurious jetliner – the Lineage 1000E.
Named after the famous island, which is reowned for its skyline and Art Deco architecture, Embraer have managed to get that authentic Great Gatsby look by enlisting the help of designer and Art Deco expert Eddie Sotto. Together they have created a glamourous interior that is authentically 1920’s, drawing influence from luxurious ship liners such as the S.S. Normandie and Queen Mary which were the pinnacle of high-end luxury of the time.
The ‘Cloud Club’ lounge has been inspired by Manhattan’s Chrysler building while sitting next to it is a metallic depiction of the Big Apple’s skyline which was based on a mural found in the Empire State Building. Something that also really stands out is the panoramic window (we’re so used to circles!) which offers incredible views as you float above the clouds; embraer.com