London Design Festival

21/09/15

To coincide with the London Design Festival, The Origins of Tomorrow is an exhibition in our Central London showroom that charts our work and design philosophy since the studio’s inception. A photographic timeline showcases the breadth of our work — from toys and radiators to the New Tube for London, train design, aircraft interiors and spacecraft — while a selection of products represents some of the key milestones in our development as a company. A number of scale models of our aircraft interiors work also features in a full size section of an aircraft fuselage.

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, until 2 October.

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The Progress 1000

17/09/15

We’re delighted to reveal that Paul has once again been voted one of London’s 1000 most influential people by the Evening Standard. Published annually, this year’s list has been re-named ‘The Progress 1000′ and celebrates the influencers in every field who make the capital the world-class wonder it is — and who carry the responsibility of ensuring London remains great for generations to come’

You can read more and view the full list on the Evening Standard online.


New Aircraft Interiors for United Airlines

14/09/15

Our new aircraft interiors for United Airlines’ domestic fleet were launched last week at the airline’s headquarters in Chicago, with a focus on the new First Class seat.

Developed with input from customers whom the airline invited to test seat prototypes, the custom seat features several elements to improve the passenger experience such as all leather seat covers, tray table with integrated tablet holder, articulated seat pad for greater comfort and additional in-seat storage.

The new aircraft interiors debut this week on one of United Airlines’ A319, with retrofits on A319s, A320s and many Boeing 737s and 757s through 2016.


RSA Student Design Awards

03/06/15

We’re very happy to be sponsoring the RSA Student Design Awards once again this year and would like to congratulate all students who have just received this prestigious award.

The Student Design Awards task emerging designers with real briefs to create solutions for the social, environment and economic issues that are at the top of the news and social agenda.

We have a long history with the RSA Awards, with a number of our designers having previously won, and are pleased to support this initiative and help create stronger bonds between design education and industry.

Further details on this year’s winners


Chaos Contained

12/05/15

We’re delighted to host “Chaos Contained, Paintings by Boo Mitford”, the first solo exhibition by the London-based contemporary artist. The exhibition showcases the artist’s investigation into the tumultuous nature of paint and the personality of colour over the period 2005 – 2015.

Mitford explains: ‘Paint has every inclination to be unpredictable — it’s a bit of a wild child. Through fine adjustments of volume, situation and strength, I can create a vivid painting of oscillating colour. It is the nature of paint to want to escape. Sometimes colours combine harmoniously, sometimes they fight like hell. The capricious nature of paint is what fascinates me, and what I strive to explore through my work.’

Chaos Contained runs from 15 May to 12 June, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm, excluding Bank Holidays.


Crystal Cabin Award winners

15/04/15

We are proud to announce that we have won a prestigious Crystal Cabin Award with Embraer for our design of the E2 jets.

Described as the Oscars of the aviation industry, the award, which we won in the Industrial Design and Visionary Concepts category, is testament to the great partnership that we have built with the Brazilian manufacturer over many years.

We worked closely with Embraer’s engineering team to overhaul the aircraft interiors of the new generation short haul fleet.

A big congratulations to the whole team!


10 years of the Airbus A380

10/04/15

Airliner World has just published a special issue on the Airbus A380 to mark 10 years since the jumbo jet first rolled out. Having designed aircraft interiors for a fair few of them, including for Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Malaysia Airlines, we were delighted to be interviewed for the special issue by editor Paul Eden.

You can read the interview in full here, which is reproduced with kind permission of Key Publishing/Airliner World.


Finalists in Tomorrow’s Train Design Today Competition

30/03/15

We’re delighted to announce we have been selected as finalists in the Future Railway’s competition ‘Tomorrow’s Train Design Today’, which is run with the Department for Transport and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Paul comments: ‘This is a much needed competition. It’s imperative that we find a long term solution to tackle the big issue of rail overcrowding, to alleviate pressure on the system, improve passenger experience, quality of life and value for money.’

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Happy Chinese New Year

17/02/15

We wish our friends in China and all around the world a very happy and prosperous New Year.


New Aircraft Interiors for Korean Air

10/02/15

Our latest aircraft interiors for Korean Air have just been released. Our designs for the new Prestige suite will debut on the airline’s A330-300.

The designs are part of a long term programme we are working on with the airline. The new suite optimises space and comfort, with privacy available at the touch of a button.

The new seats and layout allow each passenger to have direct aisle access. Seat pitch has been increased to 87 inches (up 12 inches from the previous suite), and the armrests can fold flat, increasing seat width to 22.5 inches. The suite also features an ottoman, traditionally a First Class cabin feature.

Read more here »


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