Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster has designed a sleek new fleet of Dassault Falcon 7X planes for NetJets Europe. Foster had originally been commissioned to create luxe interiors for 33 7Xs which will be added to Net Jets fleet over the next eight years, but the architect, who is also a pilot in his own right, set out to make exterior modifications as well. The 37 million 7X combines Dassault's fighter jet prowess with its advanced research capabilities and is the fastest Falcon ever made.
The jets feature a crisp blue and white exterior, and inside a cream leather and blond wood design scheme for the passenger areas, and industrial-style black and grey steel and carbon fibre elements for the crew, galley and work spaces. Fiddleback Sycamore wood was used for wall fittings and in a neat finishing touch, Foster also created custom seatbelt buckles in nickel (polished for the cabin and black for the crew). NetJets Europe COO Graeme Weston says Foster was given a free rein for the 1.7 billion project, noting, we placed compete trust in his ability to create something special.