Technicon Design creates IXION windowless jet concept

With 35 year’s experience in the automotive, aviation and transit design sector, Parisian-based design agency Technicon Design has created a windowless jet proposal especially for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show to demonstrate creative design, digital modelling and the latest visualisation capabilities.

Gareth Davies, design director at Technicon’s french studio commented, “The ethos of the project is simple, to challenge current thinking and propose something a little different, but not just a fantasy. It has to be credible and relevant, yet provoke discussion.

“I challenged the team to break out of conventional thinking with regards to a business jet exterior and interior. Whilst defining the concept sketches for the exterior, I asked the rest of the team to start thinking about interior concepts and what we could do differently.

“We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras. Removing the windows allows for weight reduction, simplifies construction and opens up an enormous spectrum of possibilities for interior design. We wanted to couple this with amorphous solar panels which power the low voltage systems on board and thus offer a unique visual dynamic for the exterior.”

The  experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, to the point of exhilaration by giving an unhindered panoramic view from the inside. Parallax barrier technology allows the passengers to see different views at the same time on the same screen.

A myriad of potential cabin moods and themes open up by tailoring the images or ambiance that is displayed, even mimicking a more traditional interior if desired.

For more information visit Technicon Design.

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