Iacobucci HF Electronics, a leading manufacturer of galley inserts for commercial and business aviation, has entered a new market with the launch of a VIP seat designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. A new business unit and team were created by Iacobucci HF to manage this new product line, initially targeted at the business jet market. The entire product development was market driven, with transparent and customisable options for OEMs.
Taking Iacobucci’s seat mechanism, Designworks USA created a premium seat design focused on the theme of perceived lightness. Using contour control and paying attention to negative space, the design team aimed to convey openness and transparency. For example, to emphasize lightness the designers removed material from the armrest.
DesignworksUSA created a premium seat design that was focused on the theme of perceived lightness. Using contour control and attention to negative space as a technique, the design team was able to convey openness and transparency. DesignworksUSA took Iacobucci’s innovative seat mechanism and created an attractive shape featuring fresh, reduced, and unique attributes. To emphasize lightness, transparency, and openness the designers removed material from the armrest. Similar to premium automotive seat design, DesignworksUSA paid meticulous attention to every detail for this design program. The end design result is a graceful seat ready to enhance any aircraft interior.
Featuring a single back rest structure with the seat height 45-46” and a 7” deployable and extendable leg rest, the new VIP Seat guarantees maximum comfort and proper support of the body in various seating positions. A specific “cradle” recline mechanism with a seat pan tilt coordinated with backrest recline and fully retractable armrest with friction drop-down movement convert the seat surface into a fully flat and flawless bed. The headrest movement includes vertical, horizontal and tilting features.
The new Iacobucci HF VIP Seat is manually operated. Electronic controls can be installed as an option. The light structure and smooth movements make it extremely lightweight and easy to be installed as well as maintained, reducing operating costs. A sleek modern design and use of premium materials sourced from the best worldwide suppliers make the VIP Seat an exclusive choice for private jet customers. Designed and developed with a customer-oriented approach, the VIP Seat can be customized to suit individual needs and fit a variety of cabin interior designs providing maximum flexibility and integration on board aircrafts.
A beautiful looking seat featuring aesthetically pleasing lines and as used on the sample seat a mixture of very smart finishes.