Peter Blades, the lead interior designer for both generations of the Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Semi concept, and Roadster (2017), has joined Skyryse – the El Segundo, California-based developer of the fly-by-wire, one stick control Skyryse One™ – as VP of Design.

“Until now, cockpit design has been an afterthought in aviation,” explained Dr Mark Groden, founder and CEO of Skyryse. “Peter’s mission is to bring his innovative design approach to further elevate the Skyryse One interior – and all of our future aircraft design – to match the simplified, integrated, and revolutionary SkyOS™ technology that pilots will use to fly them.”

“Joining Skyryse is a fantastic opportunity,” said Blades. “To again have the chance to match this type of transformative technology with a fresh and new perspective on design is an amazing and humbling opportunity.”

Before spending almost a decade at Tesla, Blades worked with Nissan’s Silicon Valley Research Center and focused on HMI and holistic UI/UX design for the Infiniti brand. Prior to that, he worked with SpaceX on concept designs for the interior of the Crew Dragon and spent two years at Kia on interior designs for concept and production vehicles.

Blades started his career at General Motors, where he co-led interior design on the award-winning GMC Granite concept car for GA’s Advanced Design Studio, proposed and executed interior design proposals for the Camaro, Impala, and C7 Corvette, and was the lead interior designer on GM North America’s mid-size truck interior.

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