Take it easy with the Adagio seat


April 6, 2017 – Aviointeriors is expanding its product line with Adagio (from the Italian ad agio, meaning ‘at ease’), a high-density business class seat optimized for an eight-abreast LOPA. On a B787 – the narrowest twin-aisle aircraft – the seat would be fitted in a staggered 2-4-2 configuration, while on wider-bodied jets, the increased aisle access gives room for additional features such as sliding doors that can turn Adagio into a mini-suite.

Aviointeriors worked with London design consultancy, Tangerine to create a format that balances the feelings of privacy and space. For the latter, a 16in-wide footwell affords comfort to taller passengers, while an angled IFE screen position gives them freedom to move around within the seat space without compromising their viewing.

Every seat is afforded aisle access – and crew can deploy the large slide-out single-leaf meal table from the aisle – and the outboard window and inboard center seats provide the airline with the option of an extended bed length. 

Below: The unusual angle of the IFE displays provides a passenger benefit. For more images of Adagio, visit our GALLERY

Martin Darbyshire, CEO of Tangerine explained, “Adagio is an intelligent solution to what is an increasingly challenging problem. Every airline is looking to raise the bar in the terms of their business offer, but at the same time, there are an increasing diversity of aircraft types being adopted. This range represents a significant challenge for designers and adagio offers a very good, balanced fit, without dramatic change being required.”

The overall seat construction has been designed to enable rapid design customization of the design language, enabling Aviointeriors to quickly tailor the product to meet individual customers’ requirements. Indeed the base seat design is being turned around quickly, as Ermanno De Vecchi, CEO of Aviointeriors, stated, “The next step is to have Adagio available for installation on aircraft in the next 12 months”.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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