New era: For 2021, the Crystal Cabin Awards, known for spotlighting the latest in airplane interior innovation, has shrunk down its usual eight categories to two key awards that recognize where aviation is right now: the Judges Choice Awards and Clean and Safe Air Travel. The Chaise Longue Economy Seat Project, pictured here, is nominated in that first category.
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Futuristic concept: The Chaise Longue design is credited to 21-year-old student Alejandro Núñez Vicente from TU Delft University in the Netherlands. Núñez Vicente envisages this striking economy cabin design as working well in the Flying V airplane, which is currently in development at TU Delft, but he says it could also be implemented in a Boeing 747, Airbus A330 or any other medium to large aircraft.