All Nippon Airways has unveiled brand new first and business-class cabins for its B777-300ER aircraft.
The result of a five-year design process between famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and leading British designers Acumen, ANA’s new cabin products “THE Suite” (first class) and “THE Room” (business class) are inspired by both Japanese heritage and Western design principles.
Noteworthy features include the world’s largest 4K resolution monitor in first class, as well as an innovative business-class seat, which comes with a private door, as well as multifunctional lounging and dining capabilities.
Hideki Kunugi, executive vice president of ANA said: “In 2010, we were the first in Japan to introduce the fully flat seat with all aisle access and in order for ANA to continue to lead and set the global standard for comfort and convenience, we knew that it would be necessary to integrate the latest insights from design professionals as we sought to redesign the flight experience and elevate every aspect of travel for our passengers.”
“THE Suite” first-class seats
- Its design, featuring dark wood finish, is inspired by luxury Japanese hotels.
- The most spacious fully enclosed seating ever seen on an ANA aircraft.
- The seats come with privacy-enhancing doors, as well as a 43-inch monitor that is also the world’s first 4K personal monitor on a commercial airliner.
- Other features include a movable partition, which can be adjusted upon request to pair seats.
“THE Room” business-class seats
- As its name suggests, the seats take after modern, multifunctional Japanese living spaces.
- For the first time, the business-class seats come with flexible doors for varying levels of privacy, from dining with family to meetings with colleagues.
- The seats feature a forward and rearward seat layout, with a wide sofa that is double the width of previous business-class seats.
- Minimization is at the heart of the design, with discreet areas for all personal belongings.
- The seats come with three different wood finishes inspired by modern Japanese homes, namely Rosewood, Light Japanese Ash and Dark Japanese Ash.
Premium economy and economy-class seats
- The new premium economy and economy class upholstery have been redesigned with Japanese patterns, which tell a story known as ‘The Journey,’ reflecting guests’ inflight experience from departure to landing.
- Traditional prints include tatami mat patterns, which represent a Japanese welcome, as well as an arrow design taken from the Yagasuri pattern to suggest movement and direction.
- Improved touch screen monitors and headrests that are adjustable along six distinct axes.
More information here.