With Singapore Airlines counting down to the November 2 launch of its next generation of Airbus A380 first class suites and business class seats, one of the creators of the superjumbo's new first class suites has teased some luxurious concept images created for the airline.
Jacques Pierrejean, from French firm Pierrejean Design Studios, tells Australian Business Traveller that these mock-ups – which appear to embody the notion of luxury travel with Singapore Airlines – were made as part of his firm's successful tender for the prestigious assignment.
Pierrejean made his name designing luxury yachts and interiors for private and commercial aircraft, including Emirates' own A380 first class (which he's shown with, below) and business class – to the Airbus Corporate Jet centre and concept VIP versions of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
He has clearly brought those exclusive influences into these Singapore Airlines concepts, which reimagines the upper deck of the Airbus A380 with a lobby-style entrance and standing bar, with business class – or would that be first class – behind plush curtains.
Note how the dressing includes tropical orchids – a very Singaporean touch!
Off to the left is what appears to be either a first class dining room or a Singapore Airlines' version of Etihad's The Residence...
... shown here set for dinner for two.
There are plenty of give-aways that this isn't an actual treatment for the six-to-eight suites nestled into the nose of the A380 – rather, these treatments are intended to spark the imagination.
That said, it will be fascinating to see if any of this makes its way into Singapore Airlines' final superjumbo suites come the big reveal on November 2, where we'll catch up with Jacques Pierrejean and hear more about the shaping of the Singaporean flag-carrier's new first class digs.