Gulfstream Aerospace’s product support organization has created private-label fabrics, leathers and carpets for cabin interior refurbishments. The curated collection of in-stock soft goods will shorten the lead time and cost for interior refurbishments, Gulfstream said. There are more than 100 fabrics, 25 carpets and 25 leathers in the collection, which includes three color palettes: beige, tan and taupe. Lead time for Gulfstream Portfolio Collection carpets, for example, is one day versus about four weeks for open-stock selections.
Philips and Desso have launched a system that integrates LED lighting into carpet, allowing for creation of luminous art as well as a practical and efficient way of guiding people through virtually any environment.
Hong Kong-based Jetsolution International Services recently managed the completion and delivery of what it describes as a “360-degree interior/exterior” Global 5000 refurbishment.
To satisfy the owner’s expectations for “an interior that reflected his character and flair while elevating the [cabin’s] functionality and durability,” the center provided an extensive variety of 3-D renderings, “allowing him to visualize the project from proposal to end product.”
In business for 11 years, Delos Rugs of Calhoun, Ga., is taking advantage of the NBAA stage to officially launch its U.S. Aircraft Carpet division (Booth No. N736).
The company has unofficially been providing custom aircraft carpeting for nearly four years, since its acquisition of U.S. Aircraft Carpet of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. “But now it’s time to give this baby a name,” said co-owner Leah Phillips.
Scott Group Custom Carpets is displaying at Booth No. 978 selections from its collection, which features blended tweeds in classic colors such as navy, tan and charcoal. Scott Group designers have reinterpreted the classic textures found in this season’s fashions, using unique weaving techniques and color combinations. All patterns and colors are fully customizable, to meet the needs of the aircraft owner.
Inspired by famed Italian designer Piero Fornesetti, Edelman Leather has introduced its latest Cavallini hair-on-hide Sun and Moon rugs.
The New Milford, Conn. leather supplier has 18 standard patterns for the Cavallini product. They are hand-sewn in Italy and described by a spokeswoman as “ideal for carpet runners or for bulkhead and sidewall coverings [or] we can create any pattern the client might want.”
The design team at Kalogridis International has new carpet done with thick (or fat) yarn, a novelty item to create a large “ultra-loop” pile that is “luxurious and gentle to the touch.”
In addition to using fat yarn, the company is employing a new technique for weaving fluorescent yarn into the same carpet, in everything from random patterns to scenes to corporate logos.
Les Ateliers Pinton of Felletin, France, is bringing more than 100 years of the Pinton art of weaving carpet and tapestries to business aviation. The firm was at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg with samples of its work, including examples by renowned designer Ulrika Liljedahl, who draws inspiration from the plants and minerals.
Cabin interiors specialist Lantal is probably best known for its carpets and upholstery, but the Swiss company also has just launched its new Pneumatic Comfort System, which it says makes seats more passenger-friendly. The system’s pressure-adjustable cushions have been in service with Swiss International Airline’s business and first-class long-haul aircraft for the two years and are now available for more widespread use.
“We have 72 new carpet styles and 16 new Deconel wall covering styles,” said Kalogridis International founder George Kalogridis.
A year ago, the Dallas firm began weaving its own carpet and took its first order at Ebace. Kalogridis said the company no longer subcontracts out for its carpet,
“saving time and money.
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