Studio Spotlight: Viewport Studio

In the first of a series of TheDesignAir Studio Spotlights, we take a look at Viewport Studio, an award-winning multidisciplinary practice with a track record of more than 25 years of experience on projects completed internationally.  Based out of London and Singapore, Viewport Studio comprises a team of architects and designers across a mix of…

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Hot Hotel: The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

On a visit to Tokyo soon after travel restrictions ended, we were keen to find out how the city had evolved. Where better than at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon which, despite officially opening in late 2020, had until that moment been denied a real launch. And while at the time of our stay there was…

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Alaska Airlines launches new ‘Salmon’ Aircraft with a striking native design fit for the 21st Century.

Alaska Airlines has had a long-time relationship with the Alaskan Salmon, In fact, in 1932, the airline took its first flight between Anchorage and Bristol Bay, home of the world’s most extensive sockeye salmon run. Since then its constantly been a part of distributing salmon across the States, so celebrating this ironic Alaskan export makes…

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Hawaiian Airlines reveals outstanding new 787 interiors featuring Leihōkū Adient seats

Hawaiian Airlines has finally introduced an elevated standard of leisure travel, inspired by early Polynesian voyages, with the unveiling of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner interior and much anticipated new class of premium service – the Leihōkū Suites. Guests onboard Hawaiian’s 787 – entering service beginning early next year on select routes – will be immersed…

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Fastjet launches new uniforms

Fastjet has just revealed a brand new uniform, representing “a modern and smart look that captures the airline’s brand identity, that will now be worn by its ground staff and aircrew across all its bases in Zimbabwe and South Africa,” states the airline’s press release. The new uniform shakes off the bright yellow threads that…

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Hot Hotel: Soneva Jani

Situated a mere 30-minute seaplane ride north of Male’s International Airport in the pristine waters of Noonu Atoll, is Medhufaru. This two-kilometre island may not be well known by its real island name, but it is known by thousands of influencers by a different guise – Soneva Jani – one of the most iconic, pristine,…

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SWISS is latest airline to launch new cabins similar to Lufthansa’s product – but the Swiss touch changes the cabin entirely.

It may not be first to the punch, but following on Lufthansa’s coattails, Swiss has revealed its own personalised ‘SWISS Senses’ air travel experience from 2025 onwards utilising exactly the same hardware as sister carrier Lufthansa. The centrepiece of the new customer product is a redesigned cabin for the airline’s long-haul aircraft fleet, which was…

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Lufthansa’s new Allegris product provides a wealth of seating options, but does it deliver a myriad of complications for passenger assignments?

Lufthansa peeled back the curtain today on its new Allegris product, with a wide range of products now on offer across its future wide-bodied fleet. We’ve already covered most of this story here including the myriad of Business Class seating options that Allegris will be offering. However, perhaps the scene stealer today is Lufthansa’s First…

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How Condor’s new ‘Prime Seats’ have beaten Lufthansa to the punch, and it’s an unexpected Business Class elevation…

Now, Condor’s A330neo nautically business class might not be recent news, but social is finally buzzing around the airline’s decision to up-guage its front row of business class to a ‘Business Plus’ proposition. Dubbed ‘Prime Seats’, Condor’s front row of four seats are in effect ‘mini suites’ with a few hidden surprises that the airline…

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Singapore Airlines subtly changes tack with new brand campaign, and it’s a very smart move.

With 10 million views in just two days on Youtube it’s clear that Singapore Airlines knows how to make a good advertising campaign. Titled ‘Welcome to World Class’, the campaign “reflects the Airline’s commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience across the end-to-end travel journey,” as stated by the press release. However scratch the surface…

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Hot Hotel: Andaz Tokyo

Every time we visit Tokyo we’re struck by how charmingly low-rise it is. By contrast with other Asia capitals, there’s been no crazy arms race to build the tallest tower. But that also means that, where you can get up high, you’re rewarded with unbroken views. That’s certainly the case at Andaz Tokyo, on the…

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Hottest Design Airlines to Try in 2023

This is the TheDesignAir’s hottest Design Airlines to try in 2023. Whether you fly regularly or are saving up for that once in a lifetime trip, here’s our recommendation for airlines, big and small, that bring a bit of style to the skies, but which have you flown and which are you wanting to try?…

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