KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has asked leading Dutch
designer Hella Jongerius to revitalise its World Business Class
(WBC) cabin interior across the fleet.
In addition to designing the interior, Hella
Jongerius will also shape the full-flat seats.
Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM, said, “By
choosing to work with Hella Jongerius, KLM is opting to engage a
top Dutch designer to help make our Business Class passengers feel
at home on board. As a designer, Hella has broad experience which
she can apply to the needs of KLM and its customers, in accordance
with the specific requirements for cabin interiors in the airline
industry. Her previous projects demonstrate her ability to process
such criteria into top-quality designs such as the ‘polder sofa’,
which is both comfortable and beautiful. With her expertise and
focus on quality, she is keenly aware of what makes a brand
unique. An outstanding match!”
KLM will begin revitalising the first aircraft
in June 2013. The Boeing 747-400s will be converted first; a total
of 22 aircraft.
Further details of the design and the new seat
are expected to be unveiled by the airline in the second half of 2012.
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