Marc Newson

Qantas Skybed
Qantas Skybed
Qantas Skybed
Qantas Skybed
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Qantas Skybed

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In 2001 Qantas engaged Marc to design a business Class seat that would recline to form a fully flatbed.

Marc and his team worked closely with Qantas to understand the needs of its Business Class customers. Privacy, comfort and flexibility were all identified as key drivers in customer’s choice. Marc was given the challenge of addressing these needs plus looking at smart ways to give customers a feeling of space – all this within a highly regulated aircraft environment.

The result – the Skybed is a fully flatbed that features an enveloping cocoon with its own internal lighting system which Marc designed to create passenger privacy and personal security.

Year

2002

Sector

Transport