Sitting Next to People at the Airport

5% annual growth of global commercial air passenger traffic means more people in an airport terminal at one time. The AEROS  project looks to improve seating efficiency by tackling personal space issues through the use of table and seating arrangements. Current tandem seating is ineffective. People tend to avoid sitting next to strangers. In some cases bags are put on top of seats intentionally to create a barrier.

The layout proposes an alternating 1 : 2 seating arrangement with tables in between. You gain more seating capacity and provide more utilitarian space for passengers. Thin metal sheets with thin high density foam form the streamline feel to the chair. Neutrals are used in order to blend well with most airports while the plywood is used to bring warmth to these pedestrian spaces.
Designer: Michael Dharmawan