Singapore Airlines' new A380 first class designer teases concepts

By David Flynn, September 29 2017

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.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

*maestro*

*maestro*

16 Dec 2016

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Yes, these are beautiful mockups indeed. Of course, I can't see any airline having those heavy books on board! Also, if I may add, the new SQ Suites will be on the Upper Deck and no longer in the nose of the plane, as can be seen by the blocked out windows on the new aircraft being tested in Tolouse.

eminere

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

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Those books would also be a loose object hazard...

David

David

24 Oct 2010

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"Also, if I may add, the new SQ Suites will be on the Upper Deck and no longer in the nose of the plane, as can be seen by the blocked out windows on the new aircraft being tested in Tolouse."

Indeed, and as we reported here shortly after the first test flight.

simiguelito47

simiguelito47

Asiana Airlines - Asiana Club

09 Feb 2017

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They can redesign the emergency exit doors to be covered with that wavy wall motif pattern?

KinHo

KinHo

03 Sep 2017

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None of these photos shows the main seat, but arm rest design for these premium classes needs to be more comfortable. Maybe a little more plush.

Some of the current seat design, the arm rest kinda starts to dig into your bones after an hour into the flight.

BrisbanePE

BrisbanePE

02 Dec 2016

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Is First Class somehow immune to turbulence??

David

David

24 Oct 2010

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In case it wasn't made clear enough in the article, these are not the final designs for Singapore Airlines' new A380 first class suites. They are 'inspiration concepts' submitted as part of the tender.

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