BBC Broadcaster Mike Read; Elisabeth Harvey, Manager, Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio; Ruedi Kraft, Vice President, Market Development & Completions Sales, Jet Aviation Basel; and Interisoft sponsor Renee Mascari.
BASEL, Switzerland / December 05, 2013 – Jet Aviation Basel was presented the prestigious Society of
British and International Design (SBID) International Design Award last week for winning the Contract
Visualization category with its wide-body TIMELESS TO VISIONARY cabin interior designs.
Jet Aviation's TIMELESS TO VISIONARY designs were launched by the company’s Design Studio in May this year to
illustrate a journey from classic, timeless design creation to more visionary and futuristic concepts in cabin
interior design, particularly as aircraft manufacturers increasingly introduce lightweight airframes of composite
structures. With more than 400 entries submitted for 14 design categories from 33 countries, the TIMELESS TO
VISIONARY design campaign won the coveted Visualization award in the Contract category. The award was
presented at the 3rd annual SBID International Design Awards ceremony in London on November 29, 2013.
The highly contested SBID International Design Awards honor creative talents in the design industry and
reward design excellence across the globe. The Residential and Contract awards for 2013 were judged by
international industry leaders including Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, Nicholas Candy, CEO and
Founder of Candy & Candy, Theo Williams, Head of Design at John Lewis; and David Lewis, Managing Director
of Sunseeker London.
“Our team is delighted and honored to have the TIMELESS TO VISIONARY designs recognized by esteemed
industry experts,” says Elisabeth Harvey, manager of the Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio. “Special thanks
must also go to ACA Advanced Computer Art, with whom we collaborated to develop renderings and a video of
Established in 1977, the Jet Aviation Basel Completions Center has created more than 200 bespoke and
unique cabin interiors. The Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio was established in 2001 and employs 12
designers. Having created cabin interior designs for nearly half of the large, narrow- and wide-body aircraft it
has completed, including 3 Boeing 747s, the Design Studio has successfully established strong working
relationships with other design houses and world-renowned designers, many of whom also specialize in VIP
aircraft interior design.
Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600
professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry,
upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380
or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and
Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and
repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA
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Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967
and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to
client needs from more than 20 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South
America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel
services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's
European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.
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