design et al is delighted to announce dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. as a shortlisted company in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The project – the new Finnair A350XWB will compete for the Commercial Cabin (Economy / Business Class) Award.
With interior design from the renowned dSign Vertti Kivi & Co., the Helsinki-based company have created a product which is a first of its kind on-board an aircraft.
Finnair´s new airbus aircraft feature a cabin interior largely based on the Space Alive concept developed by dSign, where the main idea is to change the mood of the cabin space as the flight progresses.
Lighting colours and different moods have been programmed by the minute. As an example, when approaching the Far East the cabin is flooded by warm sunset tones, and when arriving in the Nordic countries the surfaces are lit with the colours of Scandinavian sky, from Northern Lights to a clear blue sky.
Aircraft design offers many challenges, for instance with the weight of materials. dSign worked extensively to bring aboard something of an experience along with changeable moods using ecological lightweight materials. The lighting design is also to become an integral part of the new look of Finnair aircrafts.
Only the newest materials of the highest quality are used. Business class seats have been fully customized to meet the needs of Finnair. This all creates fresh, clean, blue-white, high quality look for the aircraft.
As the first European airline scheduled to receive the new generation Airbus 350XWB aircraft, Finnair are expecting delivery in the second half of 2015.