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PriestmanGoode designs luxurious new aircraft cabin

PriestmanGoode designs luxurio...
Seats in first class will be in their own self-contained spaces or "suites"
Seats in first class will be in their own self-contained spaces or "suites"
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Seats in first class will be in their own self-contained spaces or "suites"
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Seats in first class will be in their own self-contained spaces or "suites"
First class passengers will be able to make their suites fully open, semi-open or fully enclosed
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First class passengers will be able to make their suites fully open, semi-open or fully enclosed
First class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat 2-m (6.6-ft) beds
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First class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat 2-m (6.6-ft) beds
First class passengers will be provided with 32-inch monitors, which PriestmanGoode says are the largest in the industry
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First class passengers will be provided with 32-inch monitors, which PriestmanGoode says are the largest in the industry
Business class passengers will have personal touchscreen monitors
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Business class passengers will have personal touchscreen monitors
Business class passengers will have headphone hangers and straps for storing tablets or magazines
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Business class passengers will have headphone hangers and straps for storing tablets or magazines
There will be Wi-Fi available throughout the planes
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There will be Wi-Fi available throughout the planes
Business class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat beds
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Business class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat beds
Business class passengers will be able to adjust the firmness of their seat cushions
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Business class passengers will be able to adjust the firmness of their seat cushions
PriestmanGoode also provided input on the trim and finish in economy class
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PriestmanGoode also provided input on the trim and finish in economy class
The 777-300ER aircraft will seat 340 passengers each
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The 777-300ER aircraft will seat 340 passengers each
Swiss International Airlines is said to be one of the only carriers in the world to feature a light colored seat in economy class
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Swiss International Airlines is said to be one of the only carriers in the world to feature a light colored seat in economy class
All seats will benefit from USB device charging outputs
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All seats will benefit from USB device charging outputs
PriestmanGoode has also designed the aircraft cabin monuments
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PriestmanGoode has also designed the aircraft cabin monuments
PriestmanGoode has also shaped the galleys and entrances
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PriestmanGoode has also shaped the galleys and entrances
The new twinjet 777-300ER aircraft will being going into service from January 2016
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The new twinjet 777-300ER aircraft will being going into service from January 2016
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Newly-designed aircraft cabins for Swiss International Airlines are aimed at making long-haul flights more comfortable for holidaymakers and more productive for business travelers. Designed by PriestmanGoode, the cabins will provide passengers with more space, storage and privacy.

PriestmanGoode previously worked with Swiss in 2009, designing the carrier's A330 First Class cabin. The new designs will be implemented on a new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Although the new cabins don't boast the luxury of the recently released VIP cabin concept designs from Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa, they do afford some enviable features for travelers in first and business class.

Seats in first class will convert to a 2-m (6.6-ft) fully-flat bed and will effectively be in their own self-contained spaces or "suites." Passengers will be able to make the space fully open, semi-open or fully enclosed. To create the fully enclosed configuration, passengers need only pull out the doors of their personal wardrobe to create a partition.

First class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat 2-m (6.6-ft) beds
First class passengers will be able to convert their seats to fully-flat 2-m (6.6-ft) beds

The personal wardrobes are one aspect of the cabin design that gives first class passengers 50 percent more personal storage compared with the previous seat type. They are also provided with dedicated storage for amenities and 32-inch monitors, which PriestmanGoode says are the largest in the industry.

Other first class features include electrically-adjustable window blinds, bespoke reading lamps, corian cocktail table surfaces with integrated lighting, and wooden veneer single-piece tables. Acoustic materials are used to dampen sound in the cabin, including for soft walls, woven fabric bulkheads and curtain screens.

As with first class passengers, business class passengers will be able to convert their seats into lie-flat beds and will be able to adjust the firmness of their seat cushions too. They will also benefit from large personal touchscreens, headphone hangers, and straps for storing tablets or magazines.

Business class passengers will have personal touchscreen monitors
Business class passengers will have personal touchscreen monitors

Perhaps the most important addition for business class passengers will be on-board Wi-Fi, which will be made available throughout the planes. Elsewhere, there will be a customized self-service kiosk for economy class passengers and customized lavatories in first and business class. All seats will feature USB device-charging outputs.

Swiss International Airlines' new twinjet 777-300ER aircraft will seat 340 passengers each and will begin going into service from January 2016.

The animation below provides a fly-through of the new cabin design.

Sources: PriestmanGoode, Swiss International Airlines

Swiss International Airlines B777 cabin interiors

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3 comments
Douglas Bennett Rogers
This could alleviate circulatory problems of long flights, and, thus, be a money maker.
Scion
Some genius needs to come up with a way to cram lots of seats into economy class while retaining a high degree of comfort. I don't know it is much of an achievement to make a luxury cabin for rich people. Economy however presents a true challenge to balance seat numbers with passenger comfort. I mean just having a backrest angle the allows transfer of weight from the tailbone to the mid back would be a huge improvement.
splatman
After an experience I had with Swiss a few years ago - the attendant threatened to throw me off a flight from Hong Kong to Zurich when I complained my knees were jammed into the seat in front - it will take very much more than this to ever get me to fly Swiss again, even in business class.