Project Story 4 — Design is a combination of principles.

In the first part of the interview with JAN KYZLINK, we covered how cabin design decisions were made and also how the interesting mix of materials and details for the interior refurbishment of the Bombardier Global 5000 came about. In Part 2 of the interview, we will go into a few more design details and the concept behind them, which Jan pointed out to us. In addition, we learn something about what JAN KYZLINK is guided by when designing interiors and what inspires him. Enjoy reading!

We mentioned it before: when 85% of the result is already predetermined by the existing shapes and existing configuration of the aircraft cabin, the designer has no choice but to focus on the appropriate details to give the interior an individual touch.

JAN KYZLINK has managed this very well. Great effects were achieved through sometimes quite simple and small changes – for example, on the aircraft seats. „The passenger seats in a business jet always look very bulky and dominant in the cabin,“ Jan explains to us as he himself sits comfortably in one of the newly upholstered leather seats.

And indeed, in an aircraft like the Global 5000, their dimensions are quite large — not least because of the numerous functions designed to make the flight as comfortable as possible for the passengers. But visually, this effect can be easily counteracted. „The combination of light-colored seats and slightly darker sides and backrests, makes the seats look much slimmer“ says the architect and designer.

To make the limited space of the cabin look bigger in general, KYZLING ARCHITECTS design team decided to use two interesting details. Firstly, there is a mirror on the partition of the cabin, which makes the space look larger.But for this mirror and the inlay on the opposite partition, additionally a special shape was designed. „The slightly asymmetrical shape deliberately breaks the prevailing curves and lines of the cabin. Together with the color combinations, this creates a more relaxed ambience in the room“ says Jan as he explains his design idea to us.

What immediately strikes a guest in this Global 5000 is the completely different ambience when you move from the Main Cabin to the Aft Cabin area. Instead of the elegant white and gray, a warm dark blue with golden trim elements is the predominant color here. This was deliberately chosen by the owner and his architect. Jan explains the reason: „This is not the business part of the jet. Here is the Divan, which should invite you to relax – cozy and unofficial. That’s why it was important to me to change the design in this room to a real home feeling.“ 

Another design element Jan points out to us is the symmetrical pattern that you can see throughout the interior. It can be found on the seating surfaces, on the divan and also on the carpet. The exciting thing is that although the pattern varies significantly due to the different materials, different scales and colors, it still creates a very harmonious overall look. „Design has to be harmonious, just like beautiful music“ says Jan with a satisfied smile – who himself comes from a very musical family and loves classical music.

And one last design element should not go unmentioned: Decor Film Applications in a black carbon look. „Film Applications, as offered by AeroVisto, are a genius product for the interior design of business jets“ says Jan. When it comes to wood optics, he would personally opt for real wood whenever budget allows, „Wood is nature – and nature is something you want to be able to see and feel. But when it comes to the look of man-made materials, Film Applications are a 1000% hit!“.

For Jan, the carbon optics reflect the technical and modern aspect of an aircraft — „… after all, we are sitting in a modern, high-tech machine, right”? So appropriately to this, this look is therefore predominantly found in the entrance area. Jan explains: „The entrance area was our starting point for the use of Film Application in a carbon decor. But for the right balance and harmony, we decided that, more technical elements in the interior, such as cabinets and drawers, should also have the carbon look.“

To conclude our interview, we wanted to know from JAN KYZLINK what he would like to realize in his next business jet interior design project. After a short reflection, he explained to us that this is not easy to say, because design is like a wave, always different and always in motion. But then he continues: „Design is not Art — design is a combination of principles“. And on the basis of these ever-valid design principles, he would like to continue developing aircraft interiors that reflect the way business jets should really feel: Not old-fashioned and cold — but rather modern, light, fresh and sporty.  The interior of this special Embraer Global 5000, was already a very fine start.

Dear JAN KYZLINK we are already looking forward to the next project with you!

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