There’s Something in the SEAT!

There’s NO ONE on the wing of the plane! The only people on this plane are sitting in their seats. So what’s the most important thing on the plane to make comfortable? You betcha. This is an economy class airplane seat designed by the likes of repeat-wower-designer to Yanko, Gerda Hopfgartner. Made to form fit the body, these seats have instantly activatable “smart control” which has the ability to adjust to your perfect setting with only the entry of a few measurements you’re free to memorize.

It’s like of like those beds where you have a number you like and can always enter in, depending on your mood. I’d love one of these for the office. The head and backrest, pneumatic air cushion, and seat base all adapt automatically. Perfect LUMBAR support is achieved with a backrest joint placed at the hip joint of the passenger.

Tray table extendable from the armrest. A personalized media screen for each chair turns to landscape or portrait and has USB and firewire ports to be able to experience any media they’ve brought along.

This project came about when the designer decided that years and years of basically no innovation in the economy class was enough! Ergonomics for everybody! Inspiration was taken from the likes of Charles and Ray Eames for both comfort and perfection in form.

Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

9 Comments

  • widepers says:

    First, they're beautiful. Second, they seem comfortable, esp if all statements about lumbar support and so stand. Third, they recline nicely, maybe one could even sleep in them.
    On the other hand, one must wonder why the actual seats in a plane are of fairly solid construction (thinking of safety and accidents, a more robust seat + legs might stop the chairs from collapsing and accordeoning into each other). Second, how about a head rest that can recline separately (a little, so your head doesn't fall on the shoulder if sleeping).
    Nice job.

  • ginwellington says:

    Awesome! The only problem is that when you get lucky enough to be the only one in the row you can’t stretch out across the whole row!

  • ginwellington says:

    Awesome! The only problem is that when you get lucky enough to be the only one in the row you can’t stretch out across the whole row!

  • reedoor says:

    Nice design i must say. Good job!!!
    but would it feel more comfortable if the cushion is slightly more thicker?
    & i do like the seat design very much, but not really the bottom part.

  • Jamie says:

    Awesome! I've always HATED going on the economy class of a plane because the seats were always so damn uncomfortable! >.<

  • Nichole says:

    Where can these chair be purchased at?

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