Monday, 1 March 2010

BA Flying The Flag For Interior Design

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you mention the words interior design but a lot of thought and effort goes into the design of the interior of aircraft flying around the world.

If you have ever been lucky enough to travel first class then you will know that the interior of the first class cabins can be a lot different to the standard class option.

The 100 million-pound revamp to the British Airways flights has closed the gap on standards set by the luxury cabins provided by rival airlines in the Middle East and Asia.

The first class cabins now come with wider bed seats, leather desks and linen made from Egyptian cotton. Passengers will also be treated to an Anya Hindmarch washbag containing toiletries from the 200-year-old London pharmacist D.R. Harris & Co.

The designers of the new BA first class cabins have previously worked in the motor trade creating leather-rich interiors for Jaguar and Aston Martin cars and they will be available to passengers travelling to 40 different locations.

This is BA's first makeover for the premium class seats in just under 10 years and has been created to provide an “intimate private jet experience”. The new design also features the first electronic blinds on a commercial airliner.

It will be interesting to see if any other airline companies follow suit and update their first class cabins in the coming months or provide other extras to get people to use their flights.

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