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also be great to see a greater variety of subtly textured
leathers and light veneer options that have more stable
ARE THERE ANY NEW MATERIAL
INNOVATIONS THAT HAVE CAUGHT
I am excited about the innovative approach to textiles
that we are seeing in biomimicry. Spider silk, for
instance, is one of the strongest materials found in
nature; it is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar
yet 98% water. There are new bio-steel fibres being
developed based on the spider silk recipe that are strong,
vegan and biodegradable.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW IDEAS
YOU’D LIKE TO WORK ON?
Of course, craftsmanship, heritage and elegant simplicity
never go out of style. Our team has also recently been
inspired by the traditional Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi,
the art of beauty in imperfection. In an interior design
context this can be experienced through non-linear
patterns or a silk inlay in a wool carpet.
Director, interior design,
WHAT AESTHETIC TRENDS HAVE
YOU NOTICED BECOMING MORE
The preference for cool greys has shifted to warmer
toast colours. Accent colours are moving into reds,
and colour in general is becoming more vibrant
and saturated. We are also seeing an increase in
ornamentation, embellishment and details drawn
from the fashion industry.
WHAT WILL YOU BE LOOKING
OUT FOR AT NBAA-BACE?
I would like to see new carpet opportunities, different
leather textures and innovative fibre technologies
developed exclusively for aviation.
ARE THERE ANY TECHNOLOGIES
YOU’D LIKE SUPPLIERS TO WORK ON
MAKING AVAILABLE FOR AIRCRAFT?
We are looking forward to suppliers helping us increase
the availability of sustainable materials that pass
certification requirements, as well as flexible, ecofriendly
architectural materials fit for aviation. It would
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