KLM Royal Dutch Airlines collaborated with designer Hella Jongerius to redesign the look and feel of its business class cabin in the 747-400 aircraft. The aim was to make the space feel more homely and comfortable for the passengers.
The new interior takes into consideration of carpeting, curtains, lighting, blankets, cushions, upholstery, and panel decorations. There’s a partition between the seats to allow privacy, and the setas recline horizontally for optimum comfort. The carpet is also manufactured from discarded KLM’s uniforms.
Jongerius commented that:
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.
Other airlines who have tried to create a home away from home feel in its cabins include TAM where the focus was placed on comfort and coziness. The new KLM flight is scheduled for July 2013. Browse through the gallery below to see more images of the revamped business cabin.