International award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation
The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation, donated by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and released by the Crystal Cabin Award Association. This unique honour for outstanding cabin products and concepts was presented for the first time ever on April 17th, 2007 during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The Crystal Cabin Award's main intention is to initiate a significant improvement in passenger comfort.
The Crystal Cabin Award is a registered Trademark ®.
At first glance, the Crystal Cabin Award logo created by the Hamburg-based design agency bell étage sparks a whole range of associations. Sparkling like a precious stone, it traces the character "C", a cipher for "Crystal" and "Cabin", immediately evoking the name of the award. The "C" shape embodies both the linearity of technology and the emotional curve of creativity.
At second glance, the logo appears not to be crystalline but a stellar constellation: after all, the participants are reaching for the stars! Each star denotes one of the five categories in which the Crystal Cabin Award had been conferred initially. The logo slants aspirationally skyward, heading for a sphere in which aircraft – with their innovative cabins on board – circle and soar. And like a plane in flight that twinkles as it catches the sunlight, the logo evokes a sense of yearning: a desire to travel to distant climes – and the desire to capture a coveted Crystal Cabin Award.
The palette comprises two colours: silver conveys high quality and innovation. Red and blue are the colors of Hamburg, the north German city conferring the Crystal Cabin Award. The logo therefore embraces both the content and the geographical heritage of the competition.
This is a logo with a clear, shining message and rich echoes of deeper meaning.
Honours went to Delta Air Lines for the "Delta One Suite". Cabin areas enclosed with priva...
Delta One Suite
Honours went to Delta Air Lines for the "Delta One Suite". Cabin areas enclosed with privacy partitions give a First Class feeling to Business Class travel. Carefully selected materials, mood lighting and technology work together to ensure an aesthetically exclusive travel experience.
The "Power Line Communication" concept promises less cable spaghetti and, as a result, a s...
Power Line Communication
The "Power Line Communication" concept promises less cable spaghetti and, as a result, a significant reduction in aircraft weight. If Diehl has its way, the power cables already present in aircraft can be used in the future to carry data as well.
Global Eagle Entertainment's entertainment system streams films, offers various on-demand ...
Global Eagle Entertainment's entertainment system streams films, offers various on-demand platforms for series and magazines, and allows users to surf the internet on their own personal devices.
The Airbus ReTrolley recycles and compresses passenger’s rubbish whilst it is still being ...
The Airbus ReTrolley recycles and compresses passenger’s rubbish whilst it is still being pushed through the cabin. The recycler on wheels is one of the start-up projects successfully supported by the "Airbus BizLab" accelerator program.
Vanema in collaboration with Boxmark promises relief from the unpleasantness of sitting in...
Vanema in collaboration with Boxmark promises relief from the unpleasantness of sitting in an aircraft for long stretches. Individual foam springs distribute the passenger’s weight evenly, adapting to the passenger. The "Octaspring" concept won the team the Crystal Cabin Award in the "Material & Components" category
Flexibility was the order of the day in the "Passenger Comfort Hardware" category, won by ...
Smart Cabin Reconfiguration
Flexibility was the order of the day in the "Passenger Comfort Hardware" category, won by Airbus in collaboration with Recaro and THK for their "Smart Cabin Reconfiguration". The innovation means that the rails for mounting aircraft seats can be repositioned by the cabin crew without any prior mechanical knowledge in response to the load factor for the flight. Seats can be removed or added in just a few simple steps.
Thanks to a specially shaped seat, the wheelchair can be rolled directly over the on-board...
"Smart Onboard Wheelchair"
Thanks to a specially shaped seat, the wheelchair can be rolled directly over the on-board toilet, allowing the passenger to use the lavatory independently.