Embraer Legacy and Phenom

A Revolution in Flight. Designworks defines the new paradigm for luxury in business aviation.

Working closely with the client and drawing from extensive user input, our multidisciplinary design team developed designs for two classes of Embraer aircraft, the Phenom series and the Legacy series. Balancing unsurpassed cabin comfort and style with state of the art avionics, we created a new generation concept for private jets.

The Phenom series was the launching point to critically redefine the traditional parameters of luxury, questioning the opulence, hierarchy, and symbolism so often found in executive jets. In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, such values seemed out of step. Our team devised the concept of “intelligent luxury,“ incorporating simplicity, transparency, light, and serenity to produce an original and authentic cabin space that fosters relaxation and a sense of ease.

With the Legacy series, we applied extensive customer input to develop something entirely new: a full stand up cabin and flat floors, discreetly concealed storage spaces, and a seamless integration between the cabin and cockpit. The Legacy flying experience is exceptionally comfortable, conveying a feeling of simplicity and sensual elegance.

 The Legacy jet received overwhelmingly positive responses at the 2005 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) tradeshow, significantly increasing global brand awareness and sales.

Image of Embraer Legacy Cockpit and Interior Cabin full view


Image of Embraer Legacy Cockpit
Image of Embraer Legacy Interior Cabin

Redefines the traditional parameters of luxury.

  • Good Design, Japan 2006
  • iF China 2006
  • iF Product Design 2007 and 2008
  • Red Dot 2008
  • IDEA Finalist 2008