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Embraer, Sotto Team Up for SkyRanch, a $75 Million Private Business Jet

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(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)
(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)

 

Clearly, luxury jet-maker Embraer picked the right designer in Los Angeles’ Eddie Sotto to spruce up its new $75 million private business jet concept. Called the SkyRanch One, the plane includes easily self-adjustable seating, with its interiors fashioned from all the finest materials: bleached wood, woven leather, inlaid bison horn, English wool. Maybe the coolest aspect of the interior: a sitting room, with a giant observation window, where passengers can actually marvel at the Grand Canyon or Atlantic Ocean below in wide wonder. Of the design, Sotto says:

“I was trying to find something that would be more ‘casually elegant,’ meaning the aircraft interiors sometimes feel very precious, very glossy, like you’re going to scuff everything and you can’t relax in the plane. But yet again, when you’re up in the sky … it’s the most wonderful, quiet, almost meditative space you can imagine[.]”

In other words, a restive ranch that you can literally fly in. (Sotto is also known for its SkyYacht One concept.)

(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)
(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)
(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)
(Sottostudios/Embraer 3D by lightbox)

 

The fuselage comes courtesy of the aforementioned Embraer, which turned over the guts of one of its flagship Lineage 1000E executive jets to Sotto to trick out.

If you’re unfamiliar with the plane, it’s already its own Waldorf Astoria with wings, with five separate cabin spaces; the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment of all exec jets; a master suite with a walk-in shower and large bed; and a fully operational kitchen.

For more on Sotto’s part of the design, click here. And for all the plane’s schematics from Embraer, click here. Watch an in-depth video on the concept, featuring an interview with Sotto, below.