Scott Group Studio has launched a new collection of rugs for aircraft – Boreas. The designs feature geometric lines and curves intended to emulate the flow of wind.
In addition, the company was recently involved in a project with Chicago-based designer Frank Ponterio – the redesign and refurbishment of a Cessna Citation CJ2+ in just 30 days.
The aircraft was purchased by a long-standing client and golfing buddy of Ponterio early in 2019. The client had worked with Ponterio on residential projects, and commissioned him to upgrade the all-beige interior. The project had to be completed in 30 days, in time for the clients to make it to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Despite the small space, Ponterio wanted it to look fresh, smart and comprehensive, noting “a passenger notices everything; your audience in a private jet is a captive one, that’s why, as a designer, you have to pay attention to every detail”.
After seeing the jet, Ponterio decided it was going to require more than a few small upgrades – it needed a complete strip-down. The team set to work, taking it down to the bare fuselage. Scott Group Studio was tasked with reinterpreting an interior rug design as a custom-dyed wool rug for aviation. The design and colour scheme provided the basis for the entire cabin. Ponterio’s design includes seats upholstered in a creamy white leather from Townsend, a custom navy trim from Garrett Leather, blue/grey textured fabric by Holly Hunt for the lower walls, a leather headliner from Tapis and high-gloss mahogany millwork. Ponterio finished it off with a custom lined drawer to hold glasses and added Alicia Adams alpaca throws. In addition, all the avionics and electronics were updated.