Dassault Falcon and BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA Share Design Award

Aviation International News » March 2010
February 24, 2010, 5:25 AM

For their successful collaboration on the new Falcon 7X interior option, Dassault Falcon and BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA have been awarded the prestigious “Good Design” award for 2009, given by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design.

The new Falcon 7X cabin option introduces subtle curves throughout the interior. A single-arc carpet element visually stretches the cabin and connects the interior elements from forward to aft.

Curved bulkheads visually expand the main cabin volume, while subtle curves in the galley and main cabin create a more graceful visual flow.

Cabin lighting techniques include both up- and downwash ambient lighting as
well as light strips. The combination of new lighting and greater contrast between the carpet, sidewalls and headliners emphasizes spaciousness and comfort.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., “Good Design” bestows international recognition on the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative product concepts.

According to the Chicago Athenaeum, “BMW Group DesignworksUSA’s interior for the Dassault Falcon 7X offers defining features, including uncompromising cabin comfort for temperature monitoring, thermal controls and custom-crafted interior furnishings.”

The new interior option will be available for deliveries starting in next year’s third quarter.

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