This year the 14th edition of the Crystal Cabin Awards was held, and for the first time, it was broadcast live around the world, and 24 finalists were judged within eight categories.
Crystal Cabin Awards is a kind of “Oscars” for cabin interior design. Each year, the best and most innovative projects are showcased and evaluated by a panel of 27 judges from around the world, made up of seat manufacturers, airline and aircraft product managers, and industry experts.
Today we present to you some of the winners who, with their innovative and unusual design, transport you to the future:
Eviation received the first prize in the category “cabin concept” for its fully electric and emission-free regional aircraft. Electric propulsion helps ensure that passengers enjoy low noise and vibration during flight.
The interior of the prototype cockpit was designed, developed, and built with Lisbon-based design consultancy Almadesign. It has an asymmetrical inverted herringbone seating arrangement, with four seats to port and five to starboard. During boarding, the seats are aligned with the direction of the flight, but after takeoff, they can be turned towards the window, improving passenger privacy, headspace and view. In-seat amenities include a large side console, storage space for small items, and a charging point.
Airbus, Airspace Cabin Vision 2030.
Airbus was the winner in the “visionary concepts” category, with its Airspace Cabin Vision 2030. Which features flexible seating and bedrooms, on-board living rooms, and transformation modules.
This design gives passengers more choice and flexibility, allowing them to select a personalized flight experience based on their needs, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. Crews would work in a digitally-enabled environment, allowing for more efficient operations and more time spent with passengers.
Diehl, Greywater Reuse.
Many companies search for methods that are friendly with the environment. For this reason, Diehl Aviation was the winner of the category “greener cabin, health, safety and environment” with its Gray Water Reuse project; which is based on the reuse of water from the sink to flush the toilet. As a result, airplanes will not need to carry as much water on board and consumption would be more efficient.
This ‘gray water’ reuse system would have filtering systems to avoid unwanted odors and the growth of microbes.
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