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A comprehensive / managed Global Listing of the top aviation interior designers in the world today.  

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Global Design Roster

Below is a comprehensive global roster of the top aviation industrial / interior designers operating in the world today.

The roster is sectioned by continent (e.g. Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East etc) and includes both Independents and design directors working within top tier completion center design departments. Although other such listings may be found on the web, this is the only globally complete, current and managed listing anywhere. It is your resource for narrowing the field and discovering the right resource for your project. It is also important to note that the list not only includes the most tenured and renown designers across the world, but also the up and coming, younger designers rapidly making a name for themselves.

To use the roster, simply scroll to first locate each geographic section and the listings within each - beginning with Europe, then North America and so on. Several keys are provided:  1) A national flag is displayed within each listing indication the country in which the studio is based. 2) a YEAR designate at the top of each listing, quickly letting you know when the studio was founded, and  3) a boxed numerical value indication the number of aircraft projects completed in the company's history. And finally the MORE icon which will link
 you to a dedicated page within the studio's website, where you can explore their full range of service offerings, examples of their work and a contact page for getting in touch.

Design Resources is an ongoing resource for Owner Operators and Flight Departments. Because it's new, we welcome your comments and suggestions on how the resource can be approved. Please drop your comments at: designresource@freshbook.aero
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Greig Jolly - Winch Design (London)

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Winch Design is a globally leading multi-disciplinary studio, specialising in the bespoke design of private jets, superyachts, residential and commercial properties. The studio was founded in 1986 by Andrew Winch and his wife, Jane, and now comprises of over 150 talented individuals who have designed and delivered some of the most iconic designs of the 21st century. Situated in an old fire station on the banks of the river Thames, Winch Design prides itself on having brought to life the dreams of its clients for the last 37 years; creating bespoke homes on land, in the air and at sea.

In the aviation studio, there are a number of projects underway including a Global 6000, BBJ Max 9 and a widebody concept on the drawing board. Some of the studio’s signature work includes delivering the first fully private Dreamliner, a Falcon 7X jet with an exterior inspired by Van Gogh’s artwork ‘A Starry Night’, and an Airbus ACJ319 with a gentleman’s club-inspired interior featuring a classic period style library with a hidden door into the master suite.

At the centre of the company are its people. In July 2021, Winch Design became fully employee owned. Employee ownership sits beautifully with the Winch ethos which has always placed the highest value on its people, whose loyalty, talent and commitment have played a vital part in the success of the business.

 

Greig Jolly, Partner, Yachts & Aviation

Greig originally joined Winch Design in 2005 for a year as a Junior Designer after graduating from Coventry University with a degree in Automotive Design. He went on to follow his passion for automotive design elsewhere but re-joined the team in 2008, lured by the prospect of working on private jet projects. Currently a Partner within the Yachts and Aviation department, Greig enjoys working on wide body aircraft projects, delivering the largest to date in 2021.

Fahad Hariri - Pinto Design (Paris)

Paris based decorators, Pinto, continues to master the art of creating luxurious interiors, from residences to yachts and private jets. With over 20 years of experience in aviation design, Pinto specializes in finding the right balance in delivering, comfort, elegance and a high end quality products. Every cabin is made to measure, from furniture, to fabrics, carpets, bed linens, tableware, uniforms, etc., without compromising the technical systems to enhance the travel experience. In fact, combining these various skills and elements result in unique, warm, and luxurious interiors.

 

Fahad Hariri, Pinto Design CEO 

Born in 1980, Fahad Hariri is a collector, and an art and design enthusiast who graduated from the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. He dedicated the early years of his career to real estate before becoming the new owner and CEO of PINTO in 2020.


An architect who graduated from Paris’s École Spéciale d’Architecture, Fahad Hariri is also a collector with a passion for the decorative arts. Since 2011, he has established close ties with Alberto Pinto, entrusting the practice with five personal projects. During that time as a client, Fahad Hariri has developed a taste for interior architecture and interior design. So when in 2020 Linda Pinto announced her decision to step down, it was only natural for him to come forward and express his interest in taking over the practice he had come to know so well.

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Howard Guy - Design Q (Worcestershire, England)

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Formed in 1997, Design Q has grown and developed to become a leading independent transport design consultancy with a client base that includes some of the world’s most famous brands. Building on automotive design expertise, Design Q soon diversified, establishing an enviable reputation in the aircraft industry. With years of experience in commercial aircraft interiors, the company has developed many ground-breaking products for clients such as Virgin Atlantic and Cathay Pacific. Design Q have also been prolific in the business jet sector - producing class-leading designs for Bombardier across their Learjet, Challenger and Global brands. Utilizing latest practices and technology, Design Q’s highly motivated team of experienced designers and engineers offer a comprehensive design service - from concept sketches, visualization and branding to working prototypes, A-class surfacing and fully engineered, production-ready products.

 

Howard Guy - Founder / CEO 

Inspired by the 1960’s TV show ‘Thunderbirds’, Howard spent his childhood dreaming and designing remarkable things. Howard obtained a BA Honours degree in Industrial Design and Engineering before successfully gaining a place at The Royal College of Art  in London, where he went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Automotive Design. Howard began at Jaguar Cars in 1987 where he took concept designs through to production with engineering and the supply base. Later progressing to Principal Designer in 1993 he established the marketing direction on the iconic Jaguar XJ6 series.  In 1997 Howard Guy formed Design Q with fellow Jaguar designer Gary Doy. For Howard, Design Q was born out of a desire to venture into the unknown and to be more ambitious and forward thinking in the world of design. Howard’s objective now is to elevate Design Q’s clients higher than the rest, creating products that are “bigger, faster and sexier”

Grischa Alexis Schmidt - Jet Aviation (Basel, Switzerland)

Jet Aviation Completions

Since 1977 Jet Aviation has been crafting beautifully customized private aircraft interiors. Each project is one of a kind; a hand-made reflection of an individual aesthetic or idea. Jet Aviation is one of the most experienced centers in the world, with some 70 Airbus Corporate Jet and Boeing Business Jet wide- and narrow-body projects to its name. Having evolved with the industry, the center offers unparalleled experience combining the demands of safety and certification with the flexibility of a bespoke design. A commitment to excellence and personalized service at every stage of the process, and extensive in-house facilities, result in only the finest privat and business aircraft delivered from their hangars in Basel, Switzerland.

 

Grischa Alexis Schmidt, Senior Director Jet Aviation Design Studio

Grischa Schmidt was appointed Senior Director of the Jet Aviation Design Studio in 2018. He is responsible for leading a team of some 16 interior designers, who work directly with the customer or the customer’s designer to bring a bespoke interior concept to life. He joined Jet Aviation in 2009, as Senior Designer Project Manager. Grischa then left the company to pursue opportunities abroad, before returning again in 2016 as Senior Project Manager, and later taking over as Senior Director of the Jet Aviation Design Studio in 2018. Grischa has over 28 years of design industry experience, with a number of international companies specializing in interior and exterior super yacht design, interior aircraft design, as well as cars and residential interiors. He began his career at BMW Designworks USA in California, before moving to Munich to open the first European branch of BMW Designworks USA and working for external companies and the BMW Group members including, at the time Rolls Royce, and Range Rover. He also owned and led the Cayros design studio in London and Switzerland for ten years.

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Warja Borges - Unique Aircraft (Munich, Germany)

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At Unique Aircraft we do not create simply a design, we create an atmosphere. Wellbeing on board is as important to us as the design itself and is embedded into the heart of what we do - from the technical functionality to the materials selected, bespoke details and elegant use of lighting, we work tirelessly to ensure the onboard experience caters to all the senses. Our clients say that they can truly feel the Uniqueness.
UNIQUE offers tailored, custom solutions, which respect maintenance and operational needs, appreciating that an aircraft’s main purpose is to be a comfortable and efficient transportation tool. We therefore channel our efforts to ensuring that the designs are right first time and that our speed matches yours in terms of decision making and response.
Our approach is personal - we draw on our knowledge - we act decisively.

Warja Borges - Owner / Director 
Warja Borges was born in Munich and raised by an artist mom opening her eyes for culture and art by travelling with here from early age. Ever since, she was always creative in many ways which logically lead to the decision to study design. After 4 years engineering study of interior architecture and design and some years of practice creating interiors for residences and offices, she got the chance to work with Reiner Heim Aircraft Interior Design. For ten years she was with his team designing bespoke interiors for various customers and aircraft types in cooperation with well-known completion center mainly Lufthansa Technik. After fruitful and experiencing years with Reiner Heim she started her own business and became an independent designer. Since 2010 she is working with clients and aviation facilities worldwide.
Warja Borges´ inventiveness skills combined with her knowledge of engineering constrains in the aircraft allows her to extend the limits.

Vincent Rey - M&R Associates Design (Geneva)

M&R are designers. Specialized since 2006 in the highly technical world of aviation, we leverage our expertise to design not just private aircraft, but villas and yachts too. Our creativity is Always guided by the same design principle : imbue each shape with meaning.  The complementary expertises of duo of Florent Magnin & Vincent Rey is mainly gained in the aerospace segment over the past 20+ years with the largest aircraft / helicopters manufacturers and completion centres in the world. They strongly believe that the creativity, quality of the work and personal attention to details remain the key factor for a unique design and peace of mind experience

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Vincent Rey, Board Member & Creative Director 

Vincent spent his childhood amongst his parent’s tapisseries/upholsteries, learning textiles, luxury materials, and paying attention to the finest details very early .

With an apprenticeship of both interior designer, as well as carrying an interior architecture degree, Vincent started his career with the well-known DeMaria Design company in Los Angeles, California, USA, working on very modern and awarded residential/commercial architectures. In 1998, as designer, he joined JET AVIATION Basel, Switzerland, becoming rapidly responsible for the Design & Project Management, in charge of a complete BBJ project followed by four additional BBJs and one B767-300. All these experiences helped him gain technical / production knowledge on narrow and wide body airplanes, as well as interacting with many customers from different cultures. Vincent was also in parallel appointed Deputy of the entire Interior Design Department during this time. After 6 years working with one of the leading completion center in the world, he then joined in 2004 another industry leader, BOMBARDIER Aerospace Business Airplane in Montreal, Canada, Vincent is now one of two Board Members & Creative Directors at M&R.

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Ben Rowan - Priestman Goode (London)

Ben Rowan is one of the world's leading aviation designers. Originally from Whakatane - New Zealand, Ben has worked on projects in aviation and marine for the last 20 years. He's a Director for multi-disciplinary consultancy PriestmanGoode, a collective of designers, creative thinkers, practical makers, strategists, and trends forecasters, united by a common vision to imagine and shape a better future. The London-based company is known for transforming and improving everyday experiences in transport, with an estimated 400 million people using products and interiors designed by PriestmanGoode every year.

 

With a personal passion for visionary thinking and user experience design, Ben has led projects for major commercial clients including: Airbus, Malaysia Airlines, WestJet, SWISS, Collins Aerospace, United Airlines, and the QSuite for Qatar Airways, the Business Class product with movable panels that allow passengers to transform the space, to work, dine or socialise; whether traveling with family friends or business colleagues. The suite is recognised as one of the most innovative Business Class products and continues to win awards 5 years after it was first introduced.

 

Ben is also in demand with private clients, working with completion centres, and is on the speed dial of some of the world's most notable high-net-worth individuals. Leading his team and working with bespoke makers, craftspeople, and material specialists, he's produced ground-up developments and first-of-a-kind concepts for remarkable private aviation and marine projects.

Francis Munch - Studio E/Motions (Habsheim, France)

Studio E/Motions is a leading Aviation Interior Design and Program Management company focusing in the Private and Corporate aviation world. Founded in 1999 by Francis Munch, Studio E/Motions has been delivering exclusive aircrafts interiors to Heads of State, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI / VVIP) and Corporations, ranging from a variety of jets to wide body aircraft. A team consisting of designers, 3D artists, engineers, cabinet makers, material specialists and program managers ensure that each “green” aircraft completion or refurbishment, delivers to customer expectations in both design aesthetics and quality, plus within budget and schedule. Based in Habsheim France and Basel Switzerland, Studio E/Motions has built strategic alliances with Customers, Completion Centers and Vendors to create a “win-win” partnership in assessing needs, trends and developing innovative designs. Passion, creativity, expertise and commitment to excellence are the founding pillars of Studio E/Motions.

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Francis Munch, Program Manager / General Manager

In summer, 1999, Francis Munch started his own agency under the name Studio E/Motions. The studio is a team of 14 individuals and is composed with Francis Munch as Program manager,  Artistic Director & General manager - supported by  3ea Senior Designers / Program managers, 2 ea Senior Engineers / Program managers, 1 Material specialists, 1 High profile woodwork specialist, 1 High profile Upholstery specialist, 4ea 3D modelers and 1ea Management Assistant.   On top of his leadership of this full-time  permanent team, the company enjoys a worldwide network allowing Studio E / Motions to be represented either in Europe, America, Asia and Middle East regions.

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Giuliano Sabadin (Florence, Italy)

Giuliano Sabadin is an Italian designer specializing in interior, concept, and product design with over 14 years of experience serving clients in the aviation, real estate, and automotive industries.

 

Always passionate about architecture and technology and eager to deepen his knowledge of the processes that link form and function, he dedicated his training to visual design and 3D visualization techniques. His utmost attention to detail and love for materials, led him to realize numerous projects including furniture, buildings, helicopter, yacht, and private jet interiors. Very often collaborating with some of the world's best-known fashion, design, and architecture studios.

 

During his eight years at one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in Italy's Motor Valley as Creative Design Manager, Giuliano participated in creating all the brand's corporate showrooms worldwide, developing the interior design guidelines that would define the brand's identity from then on. Not only that. Also by his hand are all the pieces of the iconic furniture collection that bear the car manufacturer's signature: luxury objects that perfectly translate the brand's unmistakable design DNA.

Jacques Pierrejean / Pierrejean Vision (Nice)

Renowned for his work across the domains of aviation, yachting, architecture, and design, Jacques Pierrejean is synonymous with creating works of astounding elegance. He founded the company PIERREJEAN in Paris in 1975 and has since then completed a wide array of projects for renowned companies across the world.

Pierrejean’s philosophy on design and conceptual projects is largely based on nature. He looks for the symbiosis and symmetry in the shapes and forms of flora and fauna, and carries these into his work. Also fascinated by the perfection of the human body, he is inspired and driven by the art of dance, in particular the American dance illusionist company MOMIX. The seeds of much of his creative work have been developed based on beauty of the moving figures, and on the ergonomic refinement their bodies create.

In 2018, he created the PIERREJEAN VISION, which encompasses his 44 years of professional experience into a new and complete brand spanning across all four sectors.

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Jean-Pierre Alfano (Toulouse, France)

SAVOIR FAIRE AND EXPERIENCE

 

Air jet Designs was started by Jean-Pierre Alfano, well known for his innovative and avangarde design projectss. As Creative Director of Air Jet Designs, today he leads a highly talented multi-disciplined team of designers and engineeres with the creativity, savoir-faire, and enthusiasm needed to design modern luxury aircraft and yacht interiors.

With a dual background in Industrial Design and Engineering, he is a sought-after designer that brings fresh ideas, technical know-how, and over 20 years of experience to every project. Jean-Pierre studied design in France, Italy and the United States and completed a Masters degree in Design and Engineering in 1997 at the University of Troyes in France.

Always focused onthe user experience in his design vision, Jean-Pierre favors clean lines combined with superior detailing and traditional luxury craftsmanship, to design upscale interiors, products, and art that make a unique statement.

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N O R T H   A M E R I C A

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Jean-Pierre Alfano (Toulouse, France)

SAVOIR FAIRE AND EXPERIENCE

 

Air jet Designs was started by Jean-Pierre Alfano, well known for his innovative and avangarde design projectss. As Creative Director of Air Jet Designs, today he leads a highly talented multi-disciplined team of designers and engineeres with the creativity, savoir-faire, and enthusiasm needed to design modern luxury aircraft and yacht interiors.

With a dual background in Industrial Design and Engineering, he is a sought-after designer that brings fresh ideas, technical know-how, and over 20 years of experience to every project. Jean-Pierre studied design in France, Italy and the United States and completed a Masters degree in Design and Engineering in 1997 at the University of Troyes in France.

Always focused onthe user experience in his design vision, Jean-Pierre favors clean lines combined with superior detailing and traditional luxury craftsmanship, to design upscale interiors, products, and art that make a unique statement.

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