Ask Hermes to design the cabin of your next private jet and the result might not be quite what you expected. Put aside the glossiest notions of the French high-fashion house.
Instead, for this Airbus private jet belonging to Taiwan's EVA Airways, Hermes drew on its storied roots in the carriage trade.
Yes, there's lush finely-finished leather in a shade of Hermes' trademark orange. But there are also solid wooden tables which might come from a workshop rather than a showroom – and that, after all, is Hermes' heritage, beginning some 180 years ago in the harness and saddlery trade.
And that's exactly what you'd want from a private jet styled by Hermes: something that's truly unique, for the most memorable of flights.
This Airbus ACJ319 – the corporate jet version of Airbus' popular A319 commercial workhorse – includes two spacious lounges, a conference/dining area and a private office/bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
It's certificated for 19 passengers, although the ACJ319neo version can fly eight passengers for some 15 hours or 12,500km.