A seat inspired by the DS 9 is installed on the bridge of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French Navy. The seat is in Basalt Black Nappa leather, like the one on the DS 9.
The seat has its own power supply, and offers the same functionality in the control deck of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and in the French sedan. The seat’s massage function comes with five modes and three intensities (cat paws, waves, stretches, lumbar and shoulders), heating and ventilation through the perforated skin, a novelty for the aircraft carrier of the French Navy.
The seat, assembled in early 2021, has already been tested during the four-month operational mission of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. Made by the master saddlers of DS Automobiles, it is embroidered with the emblem of the Charles de Gaulle R91: the cross of Lorraine rising from the ship’s anchor, whose diamond evokes the bow of the ship. The arm of the anchor divides into three planes taking off to symbolize the embarked aviation. A metal plate engraved with the DS Automobiles logo is affixed to the backrest, and armrests have finally been added on both sides of the latter.
“The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier represents the extraordinary know-how of our industry, with incomparable prowess and exceptional technology. Installing a DS seat on the flagship of the French fleet worked as an exclusive creation by our master saddlers is not a habit: it is the meeting of two worlds, the union of French excellence with national pride “, says Thierry Metroz, Style Director of DS Automobiles.
“After 20 years of commendable service, the captain’s seat had to be replaced. Thanks to DS Automobiles, for the first time, the captain’s position offers an extremely high level of comfort and one of the most advanced technology. It is a precious advantage because this seat is also a work tool, it plays an important role when we are on a mission, even in the most demanding situations. As in a car, the seat must offer proper support and excellent comfort. So it was perfectly normal to collaborate with a French car brand famous for its expertise in this area. Like Charles De Gaulle, DS Automobiles represents French excellence ”, underlines the captain Guillaume Pinget, commander of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.