April 4, 2017 – Audi Industrial Design, the design studio of the Audi Group, has entered the aviation world through a collaboration with Spiriant, a provider of on-board service equipment. Based on their experience in future-oriented mobility, maximum comfort and progressive design, experts from the two companies together looked into what the future requirements of passengers in the air and on the road are expected to be. The result is three collections named Smart Comfort, Relax & Recharge and Dine & Delight.
Items in the collections include a sleep mask with slots for flat headphones (Smart Comfort), a thermal cape to prevent any neck or upper back pain (Relax & Recharge) and a modular tray system that can be configured in a variety of ways (Dine & Delight).
Given Audi’s roots, it is appropriate that the products could also be used in the future in self-driving cars. “The well-being of passengers is not only essential on flights. This new way of driving will also allow car passengers to use their time to relax or work. That means that long-term, many of the products we designed can also be used in Audi cars,” said André Georgi from Audi Industrial Design.