Bespoke interior design reaches for the skies as renowned designers and architects put their mark on private planes.

Interior design is no longer confined to the home, or even the automobile. These days the hottest wheels merit a second glance, as they proudly show off resplendent upholstery in the finest fabrics. Top designers from Missoni to Paul Smith, have all tried their hand at pimping the latest luxury rides.

What about the epitome of glamour, the private jet? As bespoke design spectacularly takes to the skies, Lufthansa Technik aims to bring style and opulence to these airborne homes, with a design service aimed at the rarefied world of corporate and private air travel.

The unique service is a collaboration between Lufthansa Technik's team of aviation engineers, and a hand picked stable of the world's leading luxury interior design companies. Sir Terence Conran's design company, Conran & Partners and London-based Design Q are just two of the creative names that have taken on the task of beautifying the humble flight cabin. As each team brings its unique savoir-faire to the drawing board, from concept to completion, the client's every design whim is carefully thought through, paying particular attention to the limitations of the aircraft, while creating the most sublime cabins ever to grace the skies.

The first commission is project U, designed for the Airbus A319 corporate jet. The interior is fitted with sleek, metropolitan style furnishings based on New York loft living. Focusing on space and comfort, Philippe Starck lamps and specially developed authentic reproductions of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Barcelona chairs create a relaxing lounge area. In-flight entertainment comes in the form of a viewing wall displaying projected images, from in-flight movies and seascapes, to breathtaking vistas of the horizon above the clouds (projected via external cameras attached to the body of the craft). Who care's whether you take the window or aisle seat? Just kick back, relax and hope you're going long haul.

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