Another problem-solving design from Charles and Ray

Charles and Ray Eames designed their Tandem Sling Seating for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in 1962 to address the need for comfortable, attractive and sturdy public seating. They based the design on the sling system developed for their Aluminium Group chairs.

A modernised design

Brian Alexander – a self-described “observationalist” who spends a lot of time “getting to know the behaviours of everything” – has taken his examination of how people spend their time in airports and designed a power module to enhance the Eames’ original design and the overall airport experience. He also designed a new table that’s a fourth of the seat width, which not only provides travellers with storage and power, but offers facility managers an increase in occupancy rates. 

Three connected black sling seating with integrated power source that includes USB-C port, USB-A port, and A/C power outlet.

“Recognising the need is the primary condition for design.”

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