Back to the top

AIRLINE

Norman Foster, 1998

alt

As a renowned architect of major international airports, Norman Foster is also an expert on airport interior design. 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 elements, armrests and table units are mounted.

Airline_K_Explosion_N_2d_MP_web_parallax

AIRLINE allows an economical and flexible use of space. The system is extremely robust and easy to clean. Assembly is simple – requiring just a single wrench – which also makes it easy to reconfigure as needed. The design is restrained and sleek, pairing the superior durability of its construction with stylistic longevity.

Table unit (1)
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.
プロダクトファミリー
This product was designed by
ノーマン・フォスター
建築家ノーマン・フォスター (Norman Foster) は、国際空港ターミナルの建築から内装まで世界の空港の建築に関わるデザインを手掛けています。 ヴィトラからは「エアライン」という空港用システムチェアを発表しています。
Learn more