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Zeppelin Manned Cloud

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, your time may soon come!  We absolutely love this Manned Cloud which was designed by French designer Jean-Marie Massaud.  Manned Cloud is a proposed flying hotel which could accommodate up to 40 guests. This whale-shaped Zeppelin was developed with the French national aerospace research body ONERA (people who speak Japanese will probably giggle right now since the word ONERA resembles the Japanese word for 'human gas').

Living in the sky, watching the Earth from above. Rediscovering the marvel of traveling, experiencing contemplation. Exploring the world without trace

Manned Cloud is an alternative project around leisure and traveling in all its form, economic and experimental, still with the idea of lightness, human experience and life scenarios as the guiding principles. The spiral of Archimedes is the driving force of this airship in the form of a whale that glides through the air.

Manned Cloud is a hotel with a capacity of 40 passengers and staffed with 15 persons, that on a 3-day cruise in 170 km/h permits man to explore the world without a trace: to re-experience traveling, timelessness and enhance the consciousness of the beauty of the world – and to experience spectacular and exotic places without being intrusive or exploitative. For me this project sums up a way of thinking that is the stake of tomorrow.

Jean-Marie Massaud