Brief: What does the future of aeroplane interior look like in terms of colour material and finish? Consider the future experience of flying, sustainability and practicality.
This project conceptualises the use of ocean waste for interiors, creating a sustainable narrative and an informative experience for the passenger.
Using waste plastic harvested in the ocean to create various recycled material surfaces and utilizing the uniqueness of this material, to create an interactive experience throughout the flight.
The aeroplane will be divided into 3 areas, each using plastic waste from a different location. As the passenger discovers the interiors of the plane, they also discover the materials itself. Information is stamped on each piece of furniture, to register the journey of that particular plastic.
Each area has a colour and materials palette, designed to suit the particular use of the area.
This project focuses on the concept of using sustainable materials to enhance an interior space, instead of seeing it as a compromise.
The project received a commendation from PriestmanGoode, and was exhibited in their showroom in 2017.
Exploring the material qualities of recycled plastic.
The Seabed (Sleeping area)
This area is all about rest. Creating quiet, individual spaces for privacy and sleep. This space uses waste plastic harvested from the seabed, combined with responsibly sourced wool and leather.
Utilising plastics range of material properties, creating both thin semi-transparent screens for privacy and dark, solid surfaces.
Digital, interactive information about the journey of the plastic waste and processes that created these interiors, will be available to read and discover in this area.
The Seashore (Dining area)
This area focuses on the food experience. Combining plastic waste collected from seashores with natural materials, such as wood veneer. The food containers and trays will all be made of innovative biodegradable materials, replacing all single-use plastic with bioplastic.
Creating a relaxing, nature-inspired environment.
The Plastic Soup (Activity area)
This is a flexible and social area. The colours here are bright and the original plastic pieces are recognisable, creating an ‘honest’ plastic interior. Encouraging passengers to actively discover the materials around them and inspire conversations about sustainability.