Thai Airways has debuted a refreshed design for the cabin and interiors of its new Boeing 777s as well as forthcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A350s.
Dubbed 'Thai Contemporary Concept', it introduces wooden slats as privacy panels and dresses parts of the cabin in silk adorned with an intricate 'kanok' motif. These touches are intended to soften the sometimes overwhelming purple in Thai's Royal Silk business class cabin.
Thai says the revamped business class seats fitted to its new Boeing 777s also offer more foot space and an improved seat control unit, while Panasonic's eX2 inflight entertainment system is piped through a 16 inch display with a touchscreen remote control.
London-based design firm Priestmangoode created Thai's new look cabins, drawing inspiration from their recent overhaul of Thai's Boeing 747 Oasis first class cabins (shown below).
The new Oasis First Class cabin was inspired by Thailand's spa retreats, with shades of gold and purple reflecting the Thai Airways brand colours complemented by muted grey tones and accents of wood.
Wooden angled privacy louvres enable passengers to see out but prevent others looking in to each suite.
Priestmangoode says its new "cabin vision" for Thai's international fleet will be introduced to all new aircraft including fourteen Boeing 777-300ERs to be delivered over the next two years; the first of six Boeing 787 Dreamliners due later this year; and twelve Airbus A350-900s in 2016-2017.
Follow Australian Business Traveller on Twitter: we're @AusBT
About David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.