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

11 Comments

  • Ashley says:

    This is cool. I completely understand the reason for this, considering that I've felt the same way when I go to airports.

    However, I don't believe airlines/airports would be receptive to this idea, as it does technically *decrease* seating capacity, not “increase” it.

  • 保护隐私的长椅 不错的设计

  • 保护隐私的长椅 不错的设计

  • Tosh says:

    At first glance I thought that's a neat way of turning a work top into extra seating (swiveling?), but now that I see the work top doesn't move I'm not that excited.
    Also, I agree with Ashley.

  • Jon says:

    The floor looks more comfortable.

  • guest says:

    what happens if both people have bags??? this design is not in harmony with the surrounding architectural space that are displayed in most airport designs. the seat cushions should be covered over the entire frame and wrap around looking like they are floating in the space instead of sitting on top of very heavy steal platforms and back rest walls. the moulded plywood is not ideal for heavy industry as for cleaning and durability would look tired and worn over a few years maybe the designer should of used more flowing fluidity into the lines and the overall proportions. Overall looks like a simple backyard and agree with Jon chairs should invite not dispell

  • guest says:

    what happens if both people have bags??? this design is not in harmony with the surrounding architectural space that are displayed in most airport designs. the seat cushions should be covered over the entire frame and wrap around looking like they are floating in the space instead of sitting on top of very heavy steal platforms and back rest walls. the moulded plywood is not ideal for heavy industry as for cleaning and durability would look tired and worn over a few years maybe the designer should of used more flowing fluidity into the lines and the overall proportions. Overall looks like a simple backyard and agree with Jon chairs should invite not dispell

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