airport beam chair / 8-person / leather / plastic

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airport beam chair airport beam chair - Airline


  • Domain:

    for airports

  • Number of seats:


  • Material:

    leather, plastic

  • Other characteristics:

    with armrests


As a renowned architect of major international airports, Norman Foster is also an expert on their interior design. Vitra therefore sought his collaboration for the development of the AIRLINE seating system for waiting areas. AIRLINE can be easily assembled with a single wrench and reconfigured as needed. The system is flexible, extremely robust and easy to clean. The understated, sleek design ensures stylistic longevity.

Acclaimed for his designs of major international airports, Norman Foster is also an expert on the outfi tting of airport interiors. The AIRLINE seating system for waiting areas was developed by Foster in collaboration with Vitra. The basic idea: a sturdy frame consisting of an aluminium beam supported by die-cast aluminium legs, upon which seat units, armrests and table elements are mounted. AIRLINE allows an economical and fl exible use of space. The system is extremely robust and easy to clean.

Material description
Seat and backrest elements available in four versions: moulded maple plywood (clear lacquer finish); perforated steel; steel with padding (black vinyl cover); polyurethane integral skin foam (robust seat shell with upholstered effect, cantilevered on steel frame).
Armrests: die-cast aluminium, silver-colour coating.
Table units: black solid core material.
Base: triangular aluminium profile as the loadbearing element, anodised in silver-grey; die-cast aluminium legs, silver-colour coating; plastic glides for carpet.
Optional: side table with a top made of black solid core material.