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

KLM airlines world business class interior design by hella jongerius


 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.


interior world business class cabin overviewimage courtesy KLM




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 rear screen overview image courtesy KLM

interior world business class cabin folding seats image courtesy KLM



seats fully folding image courtesy KLM



rear seat detail image courtesy KLM



pillow cover textile detail image courtesy KLM



carpet detail image courtesy KLM



from old to new – carpet samplesimage courtesy hella jongerius



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



textile detailimage courtesy hella jongerius



concept sketches by hella jongeriusimage courtesy hella jongerius



  • If the neighbour is sleeping – with the optimum confort – how you can get out to go to the toilet ? jumping it ?

    Roberto says:

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