With the rise of exorbitant personalization, the cache that most luxury products enjoyed seems to have faded. Taking this trend to the limit is Worcestershire-based company Design Q with their incredible customization of an Airbus A380. Scheduled for delivery in three years time and destined to be the world’s largest private jet, this jaw-dropping creation has been developed for a Middle Eastern entrepreneur with extravagance on his mind.
This ostentatious aircraft boasts an array of lavish features, from the drive-in garage located in the hold of the plane to the lift shuttling between all three floors as well as descending to the runway to serve as a private owner’s entrance.Housed within the belly of this magnificent beast is a relaxation area boasting a Turkish hamam lined with marble, though only 2mm thick to keep weight at a minimum, and large enough for four. A well-being zone in the upper deck consists of a giant floor screen depicting the landscape that is being flown over and infused with the scent as well: a sea breeze, pine forest or any other aroma pertinent to the ground below. A private sleeping quarter boasts five luxurious suites with king-size beds, cutting-edge entertainment systems and, for this particular client, a prayer room with ‘virtual’ prayer mats facing Mecca. A board room boasts enormous Perspex sheets imbued with ‘iTouch’ technology and holograms displaying the latest share prices, with the requisite internet and phone connection being in place as well. A swirling metal staircase elegantly connects all three decks and an area filled with 20 sleepers offers additional seating.
It is estimated that the complete overhaul of this goliath will come in at around £300m but true privacy is worth any price tag, especially when it comes in such an exquisite box.