Yoga concept unveiled by Winch Design


Inspired by a client who wanted to continue with her yoga and mindfulness rituals in the air, Winch Design has created a concept designed around relaxation and meditation, complete with a private wellness retreat at the aft. The design would be suitable for ACJneo or BBJ Max types.

The design team took influence from Asian spas, Zen principles, mindfulness techniques and sustainable materials, and drew on the extensive experience that Winch Design has creating spas on yachts. The company took a deliberate step away from the jet interiors of the past to create an open and light space.

The forward end of the aircraft retains all the usual VIP cabin amenities, although Winch opened up the floorplan to create a spacious room for practicing yoga, with full-height mirror panels, foot-worn timber flooring and sustainable materials. Moving aft, there is a large day bed for rest or meditation.

The design team opted for natural fabrics, leathers and marbles, favoring raw, organic textures and patterns over man-made finishes. Softly lit panels and feature lighting complement the materials. The living space opens into the bathroom, intersected by a large, glass-walled aromatherapy steam shower that joins the two spaces, allowing natural light to flow into the bathroom, which features green onyx walls, carved stone basins and brass fittings.

In other news, three aircraft were recently delivered with Winch Design interiors – an A340-300 that was refurbished, a Falcon 7X inspired by Impressionist art and soft pastels, and a Global XRS (pictured above) offering a “modern twist on art-deco style”. Current projects now in the build stage at three major completion centers in Europe include two A320s, a BBJ Max 9 and a VIP BBJ 787-8.

Images: Winch Media

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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