Congratulations to Acumen Design Associates who have been shortlisted for a Commercial Cabin (1st Class) Award.

 LUXE et al  are delighted to announce that Acumen Design Associates  have been shortlisted for the Commercial Cabin (1st Class) Award  In The International Yacht And Aviation Awards 2016.

Acumen Design Associates are literally pushing boundaries with their luxurious and highly innovative First Class product, achieved through a revolutionary patent-pending, curved-aisle cabin layout.


Acumen’s design for Etihad Airways’ B787 interior is equally as ambitious as its highly acclaimed A380, with the same ground-breaking innovation evident in all elements of the cabin interior, from unique configurations to revolutionary seat designs.The challenge for Acumen was to create a completely bespoke product that could match the unrivalled levels of space, features and luxury afforded to the First Apartments on the A380; uniquely packaged into a product that could be integrated into the smaller B787 aircraft.


Without the tapered profile, the suites would be significantly narrower, with large amounts of space wasted in order to meet the required aisle clearances.Instead, the seat structure is positioned as far back into the suite as possible to enhance the comfort and give the guest the maximum amount of usable and perceived visual space.This sets the project apart, as it is the first time a First Class private suite has been integrated into a B787.


The airline wanted to continue the innovation of its new cabin interiors with the creation of a brand new First Class product for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet and to deliver a guest experience that would reflect the airline’s now well established reputation for innovation and excellence in intelligent cabin design.