Qantas announced that its Airbus A380 First Class suite has been awarded a Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum. This award marks the second design award for the Qantas A380, designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson and manufactured by B/E Aerospace's VIP jet group.
"This award continues to build on the positive feedback from both our customers and the industry on the Qantas A380," said Lesley Grant, Qantas Executive Manager Customer and Marketing. "It reinforces the value of a well designed inflight product, particularly for long haul flights. The A380, with its extra space, new materials and advanced technology, has given us the ideal platform to reinvent the inflight experience."
This is also the second Good Design Award for Qantas, having won the award for the Qantas Skybed in 2004, also designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson.
Qantas A380 First Class
The main deck First cabin features 14 private suites, each with wide screen LCD video monitors, an array of personal stowage options, a unique touch screen control unit and a seat - manufactured by B/E Aerospace's VIP jet group - that swivels into a comfortable armchair and a fully flat, extra long and very wide bed. The look and feel is one of understated luxury created through the use of custom designed fabrics, innovative materials and premium finishes.