London studio Pengelly Design has developed a new chair model for the British airline Virgin Atlantic, which easily converts into a bed with a length of 2.2 meters. It provides maximum comfort on long flights.
More recently, the Airbus A380 cabin looked like something fantastic, and now the British airline Virgin Atlantic, together with the Pengelly Design studio, has presented a new model of premium class seats. The development of the project took 4, 5 years. The seats are planned to be installed in the new Airbus A 330 and Boeing 787-900.
The design team was tasked with creating a passenger seat that would provide the highest possible comfort during the flight. It was necessary to completely move away from the traditional concept of passenger seats, paying more attention to safety, privacy and homeliness.
The result is a unique design of four chairs in a row, arranged in a herringbone. This made it possible to completely optimize the cabin space, leaving more space for passengers, while more seats fit in the plane. The carbon fiber panels surrounding the chairs feature reading lights, touchscreen monitors and a storage compartment.
Every effort has been made to provide an intuitive and passenger-friendly chair and bed design. Simon Pengelli claims that this is the longest armchair-bed in business class salons, its length is 220 centimeters. It is ideal for long flights.
All details are carefully thought out. Reading light and fold-out tray are easily adjustable. The touch screen is easy to view from any position, whether sitting in a chair or lying in bed. Thanks to the painstaking work of the designers, the passenger seat has turned into a separate mini world for the duration of the flight.