“Comfortable” is definitely not a word I’d use to describe airport seats. They’re fine if you only have an hour or so to go before your flight. But if your flight gets delayed, it’ll feel more like hell with the hard seats digging into your butt while you sit there for the next eight hours and try to juggle your laptop and your lunch on your knees.
And then came Kwon Jin-Seok’s Comfort Airport seating.
It’s a modular, easy-to-adjust seating system that lets weary passengers hold impromptu meetings (by converting it into a table with opposite seats), do some last-minute work (by converting it into a desk with chair), or take a nap (by converting it into an extended bench.)
Power sockets with USB hubs are also conveniently placed on junctions connecting the tables so you can charge your device while you work or play.
Comfort Airport is a convertible chair that can be easily transformed into a table on which people can use computers and mobile devices. In a grouped table configuration, it can also serve as a place to converse with friends or family. With its backrest and table folded down, it can be transformed into a daybed on which passengers can lay down for a nap
Comfort Airport is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner. Let’s hope some airports (and other public transportation hubs) wise up and start to install something like this in the near future.
[via Yanko Design]