Dignity is coming back to the airline lavatory, which in recent years has been a source of growing complaints from passengers. At best they find newly slimmed-down lavatories on narrowbody aircraft difficult to move in, or more seriously have to enter backwards if they cannot turn around once inside. Visits to constrained lavatories will grow as narrowbody aircraft fly more…
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, has collaborated with highly regarded Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, and leading British designers, Acumen to completely redesign the cabins of 12 of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Firefly is a wearable that helps accelerate sports recovery after exercise and minor injury. It’s portable, has no leads or wires, and is worn behind the knee. Once attached, it delivers painless electrical impulses to gently activate the muscles of the lower leg to increase blood circulation.
Acumen Design Associates has been recognised at the prestigious London Design Awards 2016, winning awards for its pioneering design work on both the geko® and firefly® devices. Taking home awards in two separate categories: the firefly® device won Gold in the Sport & Active Lifestyle category, whilst geko® was awarded Silver for Best Medical Product Design, and no doubt raises the bar for competitors.
In this exclusive live interview with the BBC, Ian Dryburgh, CEO and Founder of Acumen Design Associates lifts the lid on the innovations that have come from the Acumen studio, from premium aircraft interiors to life sciences and even round paper towels!