Inside Restoration Hardware’s Unique G550 Interior
Restoration Hardware (RH), the upscale American home-furnishings company, certainly knows a thing or two about creating unique luxury environments. That is why we were excited when they approached West Star Aviation to help with the interior, exterior and CMS refurbishment of their G550.
No stranger to operating business aircraft, the company already had their G550 in service when they took delivery of a new G650ER. The interior in the G650ER was special ordered from Gulfstream with a custom interior that saw the heat ducts, lower sidewall, window line, valance, PSU and headliner all finished in veneer.
The addition of the G650ER provided the opportunity for the company to extend the design direction from that aircraft to their existing G550. This is where West Star Aviation comes in.
West Star is believed to be the first aftermarket shop to retrofit a G550 with this style of veneer interior. Our engineering department and interior experts worked diligently on this project to make it truly world class.
Most of the switches and controls were removed from the drink ledge to provide a more seamless design. The speakers were eliminated and integrated into the veneer itself to avoid having visible speaker grates. Every detail, every seam and screw working in perfect harmony with the cabin elements, as seen in the window screws that follow the direction of the circle perfectly. The selected veneer is matte open-grain European Rift Sawn White Oak. We believe the interior is a true representation of Restoration Hardware (RH) and their lifestyle brand.
For more information on this or any of West Star Aviation’s world-class interior services please visit www.weststaraviation.com or contact any of the Interior Specialists below: