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BMW Designworks Have Their Way with the Dassault Falcon 7X's Interior

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While Porsche is designing luxury barbecue grills, BMW Group Designworks collaborates with Dassault Aviation for more elaborate tasks, such as the interior cabin of the new Falcon 7X business jet.

Debuting at EBACE 2009, in Geneva on May 11, the Falcon 7X's interior is said to feel familiar and classic, yet modern and elegant, an experience that was achieved by designing a cabin that is clean, calm, and crafted. The design combines a modern, non-ornamental appeal with timeless aspects of quality in the attention to detail and craftsmanship, the press release read.

“We have been very pleased with our decision to collaborate with DesignworksUSA,”
said Dassault Aviation’s John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. “Thanks to DesignworksUSA’s transportation design expertise and hard work, the new Falcon 7X interior cabin reflects our goal to define a new level of flying experience.”

“To meet Dassault’s high goals, DesignworksUSA created the theme of “Elegance and Style fused with Function”,
said Verena Kloos, BMW Group DesignworksUSA President.

Here are some distinctive interior elements created by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. The single arc in the carpet visually stretches the cabin and connects the interior front to back, while the curved bulkheads visually expand the main cabin volume. Subtle curves in the galley and main cabin furniture create a graceful flow. Even the new, unique cabinetry latches feature a subtle curvature, emphasizing harmony and style.

The larger windows in the 7X bring more light into the cabin and the soft up-wash and down-wash ambient lighting as well as the distinctive “Lunule” lights in the valance panels create an airy spacious feel when sunlight fades. Upon entry to the aft lavatory, star lighting in the ceiling greets the passenger with a gentle and warm light and the backlit window panel gives a sense of openness and comfort.

Other smart details improve functionality, efficiency and ease of use. For example, the ergonomic controls of the new in-flight entertainment system (IFE) hide in the side ledge until needed and the tactile light and gasper controls in the valance panel allow easy and precise adjustment. A pull-out vanity in the aft VIP lavatory gives efficient and comfortable access to hygiene and personal care items.


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