World'south best aircraft interior designs awarded

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 2:12 PM

"This is the only way we can continue to motivate the industry to think exterior the box."Will these designs ever get flight?Given many of the designs are works in progress, it might be a while -- if ever -- before we look them hit the skies.

World'south best aircraft interior designs awarded

The award is judged by a panel of twenty-five aircraft interiors experts and aims to promote and recognize cabin designs that can be "enhanced and implemented" in the future.

"It's fundamental that we encourage and appropriately reward the experimentation with new materials, the questioning of established approaches, and the empathic adoption of a customer perspective.

"This is the only way we can continue to motivate the industry to think exterior the box."

Will these designs ever get flight?

Given many of the designs are works in progress, it might be a while -- if ever -- before we look them hit the skies.

Zodiac Aerospace'south Lifestyle Cabin design -- winner of the Visionary Concepts award -- is a radical re-imagining of cabin geography.

Ditching the traditional class system, the cabin is split into activity-specific areas, such as lounging, sleeping and meeting.

Another winner, from the Delft Univ of Technology, uses hammock-inspired headrests with fold-out wings to allow more support and a comfier position for economy-class passengers' heads.

But with most of today'south realized designs already pushing the frontiers of luxury air travel, these award winners may finish up improving the experience of the millions of people flying each day.

For the full list of Crystal Cabin Award winners, look the over gallery.

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