AIM Altitude has delivered a series of front-row monuments (FRMs) to reflect EVA Air’s elegant business-class environment.
The chic and stylish monuments have been created by AIM Altitude to follow the business-class concept and design intent conceived by BMW’s Designworks. AIM Altitude’s FRMs comprise three furniture units, each with its own worktop space and provision for IFE monitors. The centre unit carries an illuminated branding panel.
The FRMs transition smoothly with the business-class seats, with lighting in all compartments and footwells. The outboard monuments each include a full-height closet for stowage of safety and crew items.
Soft grey finishes, and a brushed-aluminium feature panel, give a contemporary and upscale look and feel. The EVA Air panel has an illuminated airline logo and wash-out lighting to subtly but effectively reinforce the brand.
Helena Teichrib, Industrial Designer for AIM Altitude in New Zealand, said: “EVA Air wanted a modern and elegant business-class cabin with this new seat and FRM design, putting them in line with the design of the top-tier airlines. It is a bold and maybe even somewhat masculine design. We worked hard to fulfil the design concept, with large machined and moulded parts, making sure the FRMs are a perfect extension to the business-class seats.”
AIM Altitude ensured the quality of the build, down to the last detail, with, for example, a flush light lens for the lit EVA Air logo, which required the lens to be machined so it would fit into the metal cut-out like a puzzle piece.
Project Manager for AIM Altitude, Dominic Norian, said: “This has been a truly global project, with the initial business-class design concept by Designworks in California, the industrial design and engineering work for the FRMs carried out by AIM Altitude in New Zealand, and the manufacture undertaken by AIM Altitude Cabin Interiors in Bournemouth, UK. The final result is a perfect translation of the character and quality of the business class environment, in line with the customer’s vision.”
AIM Altitude is contracted to provide 24 ship-sets of the FRMs for EVA Air, over a period of four years.