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.’

Read more »


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 »


E2 Jet launch in Singapore

20/01/15

Paul was in Singapore last week with Embraer to launch the widely acclaimed E2 jet to the South East Asian market. We have been working closely with the Brazilian manufacturer’s in-house engineering team to design the new aircraft interiors.

The full scale mock up of our design, which was shown at the Farnborough Air Show last July, briefly dropped into Singapore to showcase the new interiors to one of the fastest growing markets in the world.

See more about the E2 Jet interior here »


Dream House

09/01/15

Paul has built his take on a room for a dolls’ house as part of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s exhibition “Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House”. The exhibition explores the stories behind some of the UK’s best loved dolls’ houses and features 20 unique rooms by contemporary British design luminaries.

A version of his room — ‘The Longest Table in the World’ — is currently exhibited in our showroom window on Great Portland Street in London’s West End. So do drop by to have a look and go to the exhibition in Bethnal Green for the full dolls’ house experience. (Photo: V&A Museum)

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The rise of First Class travel

16/12/14

Over the last twenty years, we have established our studio as the global leader in aircraft interiors. We have designed countless cabins for many of the world’s leading airlines including Air France, Swiss International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa to name just a few.

In a recent article in the Financial Times on the rise of First Class travel, Nigel Goode shares his thoughts on the evolution of luxury aircraft interiors.

Click here for more industry insights »


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