Airport seating pretty much hasn’t changed for decades. Reason being that airport market is design-vise a very noncompetitive and rigid, thus not answering to modern day space requirements of airport terminals.
My main design objective was to offer passengers more resting space and at the same keeping economical & spacial feasibility by combining seating and resting functions in one single seat. This was made possible by a smart mechanism integrated in the seat.
The challenge was to design a public sofa that would aesthetically resemble a domestic one, while keeping the ease of assembly, rigidity and robustness that can withstand high public furniture standards.
The sofa is made of separate seats that could easily be exchanged for maintenance, or switched for a different module. Seats are attached to the main beam by a special overlock system.
Seats are made of molded PU foam strengthened by inner steel construction.