Alberto Pinto Interior Design wins ‘best jet interior’ in Robb Report Singapore’s Best of the Best 2021 awards

Alberto Pinto Interior Design

In this year’s Best of the Best, we continue to honour the brands and people who have continued to create covetable products, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Here we have Alberto Pinto Interior Design win ‘best jet interior’ in the wings and water category

Alberto Pinto Interior Design
As the first ACJ320neo with a bespoke interior, it reworks the rules of cabin design, pairing the visible details with concealed technical advances

Besides having three times the space of some competitors’ large-body jets, the G-KELT, an ACJ320neo, has an interior filled with rich woodwork, leathers, bespoke lamps, artwork and, perhaps most notably, a bedroom suite with a king-sized bed and private en suite bathroom with a real glass mirror – unusual for a jet – a marble sink and a shower, all courtesy of Yves Pickardt at Paris-based Alberto Pinto Interior Design. The first ACJ320neo with a bespoke interior, it reworks the rules of cabin design, pairing the visible details with concealed technical advances such as the sophisticated air-filtration system plus a built-in humidifier to add moisture, making an eight-hour journey much more comfortable. The wafer-thin marble and wood veneers minimise weight while retaining elegance. The plane’s executive seats convert into beds for transoceanic travel, and the footrests are a first for this type of aircraft.

Basel-based completions firm AMAC Aerospace executed the design and said the project was its most complicated, involving a year of collaboration with the plane’s London-based owner, Acropolis Aviation, and Pickardt to figure out solutions before work began. In its guise as a commercial jet, the ACJ320neo’s 12ft-by-90ft cabin has up to 180 seats in rows. This 19-seat bespoke version has open-plan lounges, a dining and conference area, and a full-sized kitchen plus original artwork and boardroom materials. With its 6,000-nautical-mile range, the jet will be used by Acropolis to transport heads of state and CEOs from Moscow to Los Angeles, or London to Beijing.