05.08.15

Airports / +Halle

Airports / +Halle

California, Tokyo, Paris. We are so used to traveling, that few of us consider it extraordinary to be in an airport. We prefer to hurry through check-in and security and then quickly onto a flight and away. But that’s not always how it works, and every measure is taken to make the waiting time as pleasurable as possible. We can buy perfume, new clothes, have a meal or just find time to relax.

The furniture is essential in making every one of us feel at ease – in an environment where we are already compromising our individuality in so many ways. We need to be met in our softness as human beings and have the possibility to withdraw and find a small space to call our own for half an hour. In transportation, you’ll often see people occupied by their smartphones, simply because we crave a personal space. The interior can support this basic need by the use of plants or other partitions, grouping furniture, or using furniture with a higher back – maybe even affording one the possibility of putting one's legs up. Especially for travelers with a longer transfer time, having a moment's calm and privacy in a hectic and public environment is essential.