The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner stretches 224 feet from nose to tail, with an 18-foot-wide cabin big enough to hold 330 passengers—meaning owners have plenty of space to create a truly luxurious travel environment. Ameco Beijing, China’s biggest aircraft-technical-support company, recently unveiled a new cabin concept for the B787 called Chinese Dragon that reflects design concepts and colors found in traditional Chinese art. Ameco’s concept comprises a crew area, a guest lounge, a cinema, a dining room, a bar and galley, a VIP lounge, an office, and a master suite equipped with a bedroom, private bath, and dressing room.
The dining room reflects the dragon theme with triangle inlays in the ceiling and carpet that represent an abstraction of dragon scales. The dining table is constructed from marble slate and highlighted with metal details. The round shape, according to Ameco, represents “the auspicious meaning of reunion since ancient times,” evoking feelings of goodwill and togetherness.
The 787-10, the newest version of Boeing’s classic airliner, is capable of long legs. Travelers can pass the time in Ameco’s cinema space, where the layered facade and ceiling reflect the graceful curves of a dragon’s neck. LED lights in the ceiling create the illusion of a star-filled sky. The leather sofa features a fold-down armrest with wine glasses at the ready for refreshments while guests enjoy the broad-screen movie experience.
After the movie, travelers can retire to the VIP Lounge area, where triangle shapes, graceful curves, and the natural color palette extend the dragon theme.
In the master bedroom, an extra-wide bed shows the influence of traditional Chinese design, with a simple and elegant wood veneer that’s reflected throughout the room’s furnishings and woodwork. The triangles above the bed—the dragon-scale motif, once again—change color according to the travelers’ moods, while LED lights in the dome create the illusion of a starry sky. The master suite includes a spacious, modern lavatory with a green marble floor and two showers.
The overall effect of the B787 design, says Ameco, is to evoke “a dragon flying in the sky, exquisite and elegant, performing a grand symphony of time.” The 787-10 sells for about $325 million; the custom interior is extra.