Airplane Seats by Pearson Lloyd

Airplane Seats by Pearson Lloyd

Recently London based designers Pearson Lloyd designed a new interior for  the German Aircarrier Lufthansa’s Airbus A350 Cabin.

Designing Airplane seates, like designing car seats is no senecure as comfort and sturdiness are high on the shortlist.

Drawing inspiration from ideas of space and scale, the studio designed a cabin in which the seat is both a singular product with an immediate visual character, but also feel part of a broader whole, in dialogue with its surroundings inside and outside the aircraft.

The colour palette of the design is based on Lufthansa’s ‘colour breeze’ design concept, reflecting the multiple tones of blue in the sky and horizon, rooted in a modified Lufthansa blue. A combination of yarns is mixed in different proportions for different seat covers and creates a gradient that runs from dark blue for seats by the windows, where natural light is strongest, towards lighter tones of the colour breeze for seats at the centre of the cabin. The effect visually stretches the space, making the experience more inviting, calming and dynamic.


Lox Barstool by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd for Walter Knoll

Lox Barstool

Lox Barstool

Lox Barstool
photos via Walter Knoll / find dimensions Here

PearsonLloyd Portrait
photo via Walter Knoll

The Designers: PearsonLloyd
Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their award-winning design studio in London in 1997. Both have Masters. Luke Pearson studied industrial design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and furniture design at the Royal College of Art in London. Tom Lloyd studied furniture design in Nottingham and industrial design at the Royal College of Art. Today they are both tutors at the Royal College of Art in London. They also regularly lecture at international conventions such as Design Indaba South Africa and London.

The studio covers such varied spheres as furniture, product, lightning design as well as transport and public design. The studio has an international reputation and collaborates with a broad range of clients. Recent projects include a new lighting system for Westminster in the City of London with Artemide, showering enclosures for Ideal-Standard, the multi-award-winning Upper Class Suite for Virgin Atlantic and most recently the completion of their two economy classes.

Barstool by PearsonLloyd

British design studio PearsonLloyd are presenting new work with Bernhardt, Martinez Otero and Walter Knoll at this years Salone. The new bar stool project for Walter Knoll is made from a single moulding incorporating a foot rest, seat pan frame and features a unique gas lift actuation mechanism. There are no visible fixings yet the chair is possible to take a part for repair and recycle if needed. Concept The stool has been designed with the upholstery in mind so that it can be replaced and repaired with all parts being disassembled ultimately for recycling. There are no visible fixings on the product and the main assembly is push fit making it efficient to assemble and easy to build. It’s unique, in that it’s Walter Knolls’ first, fully integrated plastic product but still draws on the heritage of high upholstery with an innovative design to the seat pan and seat cover.

via Core77

Lounge area by PearsonLloyd

Lounge area by PearsonLloyd

London designers PearsonLloyd recently completed the interior of a new UK headquarters for office furniture manufacturer Steelcase.
The lounge area is part of the new design.

via dezeen