Design in Business Aviation

B2B Workshop in London

2nd of October (Tuesday) 2018
Among our speakers
Ben Orson
Managing Director, London JPA Design

Ben joined JPA Design in 2002 and recently returned to the London office as Managing Director. Ben is now intent on realising JPA’s aspirations for development and growth.

Ben’s return to the company in 2013 followed a three-year period as Design Director with Zodiac Aerospace, one of the world’s leading aircraft interior equipment manufacturers. In his time at Zodiac he established a world-class industrial design facility in California which developed a number of the company’s most important products and innovative seating concepts. Ben has been named as inventor on seven patents for aviation IP and is a regular speaker at events such as Skift, Aircraft Interiors Expo and Future Travel Experience.

Jim Dixon
Head of Aviation, Winch Design

From his formal training as a furniture designer, to a career kick-started by high-end residential work in the Middle East, Jim joined Winch Design in 1996 as the Head of Aviation. Since then he has led the growth of the Aviation department to become an industry-leading studio. He has a meticulous eye for perfect detail, developing a design philosophy that is unconstrained by preconceptions, unbound by specific shapes, colours or aesthetics, but rather, free to run with client’s imaginations. Dixon believes that listening to the client and creating their dream aircraft is a successful design in itself, clients like to see things that they haven’t seen before so the Aviation team are constantly working with suppliers to offer new materials and deliver projects which surpass expectations.

Sylvain Mariat
Head of Creative Design, AIRBUS CORPORATE JETS

Responsible of the "Creative Design Studio" at Airbus Corporate Jets, the career path of Sylvain Mariat has been varied and broad, taking him from the benches of ENSAAMA - Olivier de Serre (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Arts) in 2001, to the Creative Studio of Airbus in late 2003, after a Bachelor of Arts at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 2002, followed by a Masters in Dual Design at Saint-Etienne in 2003.

His UK qualifications and five years at Airbus working on several cabins for airline companies from all over the world have instilled a fundamental ethic in his approach to clients: appropriate their history and culture in order to understand and then translate their expectations and needs into colours, materials, shapes and environments. In late 2003, he was selected to work on the cabin design of the future A380 for an Asian airline. Following this project, at the end of 2007 he was offered the opportunity of creating the cabin layouts for VIP and VVIP customers in the Airbus subsidiary: Airbus Corporate Jet Centre. Since March 2017, Sylvain Mariat is in charge of the ACJ Design Studio.

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The venue location

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB, UK