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The upgrades to United’s international business class mean more comfort on long-haul flights. Polaris, United Airlines’ new take on international business class, is meant to evoke the North Star—a shining …

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Condé Nast Traveler – How United’s new business class is improving your sleep at 30,000 ft

The upgrades to United’s international business class mean more comfort on long-haul flights. Polaris, United Airlines’ new take on international business class, is meant to evoke the North Star—a shining beacon (get it?) in the industry. What we have is a little more straightforward: new seats, new lounges—all very welcome (if not quite revolutionary) upgrades to United’s long-haul flights.

Runway Girl Network talks to Acumen Design Associates about a new era in aviation: The Return of…

Acumen Design Associates discuss how they might re-imagine supersonic aircraft interiors by harnessing the supersonic flight itself as the passenger experience. Anthony discusses reconfiguration of the fundamental layout of the ‘tube,’ the service style, and how the passengers might interact with their environment by integrating emerging technologies.

Aircraft Interiors International talk to Acumen Design Associates about the return of supersonic travel

Acumen Design Associates discuss how they might re-imagine supersonic aircraft interiors by harnessing the supersonic flight itself as the passenger experience. Sharing exclusive concept sketches, Acumen discusses the reconfiguration of the fundamental layout of the ‘tube’, the service style, and how the passengers might interact with their environment by integrating emerging technologies.

Acumen and Better All Round Win Silver at the Prestigious 2016 Design Effectiveness Awards

Acumen Design Associates are delighted to announce that our work on ‘Ora’ the all-round kitchen towel from British company Better All Round has been recognised by the Design Business Association, after it was presented with a Silver award at the 2016 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. The DBA Awards champion the role of effective design in the creation of business growth, and has showcased the best partnerships between businesses and design agencies since its inception almost three decades ago.

Business Jet Interiors Exclusive

Catherine Barber of Acumen Design Associates discusses the overlap between VIP and commercial aircraft design, and reveals what’s caught her eye recently – from 3D printing to conductive textiles and astronomy motifs.

BBC Inside Out London

Mark Jordan interviews Acumen CEO Ian Dryburgh and Associate Anthony Harcup about why London is the centre of excellence for aircraft interior design. From creating the world’s first Bed In The Sky for British Airways, to the World’s first commercial VIP suite for Etihad Airways, this insightful documentary showcases Acumen’s influence in shaping the aircraft interiors industry as it stands…

Hat-trick success for Acumen Design Associates at the Good Design Awards 2015

Acumen Design Associates design work has been recognised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, after it was successfully awarded a Good Design Award for each of the three products it entered. The products have the right to display the official ‘G-Mark’ logo and will feature in the Good Design year book.
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