Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

Publish your
Public Value Project

Present your public value project in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE (for free).

Publish your project

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite / Business class airline seat

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite is a patented system, which provides passengers with an innovative piece of furniture for sitting and sleeping on, in the form of a chair and separate bed. The aim of the design was to offer passengers similar comfort to that of a luxury lounge or a hotel. The design is visually calm and has a high-quality aesthetic. The basic prerequisites for sitting and sleeping are achieved by the chair's patented mechanism, which changes it from sitting to sleeping mode. The chair can be turned into a bed at the touch of a button. This piece of furniture was developed to offer more than other airlines' business classes. It is the first airline product of its type, which grants the passengers direct access to the aisle. This is achieved by an innovative inward-facing spatial concept in a herringbone pattern.

A seat that can be turned into a real flat bed in an upper class that looks very appealing was one of the iF design award 2005 winners. The seat is unique because, in 2005, horizontal flat beds were unusual. The appealing and visually calm design in combination with a comfortable sitting area makes this design complete.
Vehicle interiors - selected by Prof. Dr. Peter Vink
Client / Manufacturer

Contour Premium Aircraft Seating

Contour Premium Aircraft Seating
Cwmbran

Design Agency

PearsonLloyd, United Kingdom

Pearson Llyod Design
London, United Arab Emirates

GO TO PROFILE
Design Agency

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Airways
United Kingdom

Design Agency

Design Q Ltd

Design Q Ltd
United Kingdom