the return of moderne design

Gatsby is made great again in Embraer's new Manhattan Airship. Modeled on the luxurious ocean liners and art deco design of the 1930's, Manhattan takes the town by recalling the elegance of a bygone era. The Cloud Club bar, inspired by the rooftop hideway within the spire of the iconic Chrysler Building, lives again, but at a much higher altitude. The interior furnishings are inspired of the great American and French designers of the age such as Norman Bel Geddes, Gustave Ruhlmann, and Jean Michel Franc. Images ©Embraer

Embraer's Lineage 1000E dons streamlined styling reminiscent of New York's famous 20th Century Limited.

Embraer's Lineage 1000E dons streamlined styling reminiscent of New York's famous 20th Century Limited.

sketchbook and inspiration

Embraer Executive Jet's VP of Interior Design, Jay Beever was inspired by the spacious luxury of Ocean Liners like the SS Normandie and the Queen Mary and asked us to bring that elegance into a charter jet concept they were developing. Here are designer Eddie Sotto's thumbnail sketches and inspiration that led to the Manhattan. 

Early notions of fabrics and layouts are where we begin. ©Sotto/Embraer

Early notions of fabrics and layouts are where we begin. ©Sotto/Embraer

Inspirational images and shapes from the past inform our seating. 

Inspirational images and shapes from the past inform our seating. 

Embraer's spectacular portrait window evolves into the Cloud Club Bar area. 

Embraer's spectacular portrait window evolves into the Cloud Club Bar area. 

Sotto sketches out how the barstools and bar move out from the wall and fold down after takeoff. 

Sotto sketches out how the barstools and bar move out from the wall and fold down after takeoff.