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KLM airlines world business class interior design by hella jongerius
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mar 20, 2013
KLM airlines world business class interior design by hella jongerius


KLM airlines ‘world business class interior design’ by hella jongerius
image courtesy KLM

 

 

designed in collaboration with hella jongerius, KLM royal dutch airlines have unveiled their new world business class cabin layout.
aiming to accentuate the at-home feeling for business class – the interior features new carpeting, panel decorations, curtains,
lighting, blankets, cushions and upholstery. the new chairs offer customers optimum comfort, reclining horizontally so the passenger
can lie fully flat. additionally, the seat position in the cabin and the partition between television screens ensure greater privacy for users.
keeping sustainability in mind, the carpeting, for instance, is manufactured partly of discarded KLM ladies’ uniforms. the dutch
airline recycles all of its discarded carpets in collaboration with carpet manufacturer desso based on the cradle-to-cradle principle.
july 2013 will see the inaugural flight of the first KLM 747-400 aircraft with the new interior design configuration.

 

‘it’s a brilliant opportunity for me to design the cabin interior and the new business class seat for KLM. the challenge is one of
safeguarding individual comfort in amiable settings using innovations. in so doing, I can optimally combine traditional details,
and my industrial textile and color skills with high-tech functionality.’ states hella jongerius

 

 

interior world business class cabin overview
image courtesy KLM

 

 

interior world business class cabin rear screen overview
image courtesy KLM

 

 

interior world business class cabin folding seats
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seats fully folding
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rear seat detail
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pillow cover textile detail
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carpet detail
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from old to new – carpet samples
image courtesy hella jongerius

 

 

(left) early version pillow and blanket, (right) seat cover textiles
image courtesy hella jongerius

 

 

textile detail
image courtesy hella jongerius

 

 

concept sketches by hella jongerius
image courtesy hella jongerius

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