Finally, comfort for those who fly private

BMW design firm hired to glamorize Boeing's jets releases first concept drawings.

Boeing has commissioned DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW, to design the interiors for its wide-bodied fleet of corporate jets.

DesignworksUSA has released drawings (below) of what a Boeing Business Jet 787, also known as the Dreamliner, could look like for its owner, or group of owners.

Is this a hint that we may be going back to the Pan Am glory days of old?

Only for the lucky few.

The Boeing Business Jet 787 holds even fewer people than its 747-8 VIP .

The intimate design reflects the changing needs of frequent corporate fliers who use their jets as a second home and workplace, as well as a way of traveling the globe, Boeing said in a statement.

The specially designed interiors, which can hold about 19 passengers, are intended to "become a place for inspiration and self-realization," said Boeing.

Such inspiration, apparently, includes one master suite and two guest suites, a fully-equipped kitchen, big screen theater, cocktail bar, fitness center, sauna, wellness facilities and a garage.

The cargo hold of the plane has been partitioned to allow passengers to park their vehicles onboard the 787, so they have transportation ready wherever they land.

The multilevel living- and workspace is intended to make people feel less claustrophobic. Glass floors dispersed throughout would allow people to see between levels and even into the cargo hold.

With Pucci gone, Tom Ford should do the outfits for the servants.

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Bedroom on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner BMW/DesignworksUSA
BMW/DesignworksUSA
The theatre on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as envisioned by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. BMW/DesignworksUSA
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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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