Austria-based F/List has won in two categories of the 2021 Design et al International Yacht and Aviation Awards. The company’s Syntec flooring won the flooring product design category, while the Illuminated Surface System won the bespoke cabinetry category.
The Syntec vinyl floor tiling concept is designed to deliver flexibility, durability, simplified access to the fuselage, scratch and stain resistance, and ease of cleaning and maintenance. With a multitude of finishes, the flooring also enables myriad customised designs.
Syntec consists of individually pre-manufactured tiles, finished to customised patterns, that affix to the aircraft floor using a newly developed mounting system. Each set of the custom-produced tiles is manufactured by F/List and delivered to the aircraft as a complete set ready for installation. An individually compiled manual detailing the installation sequence and assembly accompanies each set to ensure tiles are laid in the correct sequence.
Meanwhile the Illuminated Surface System is designed to add a new dimension to lighting. The specially configured LED lighting panel can be placed directly beneath the decorative surface of a monument. The LED panel adapts to the shape of each individual piece of furniture, whether it be a straight or curved form, to enable the carefully positioned lighting to distribute homogenous light through a sheer, customised stone veneer. The natural details of the facing are showcased, bringing extra definition to the edges of, for example, the galley, bar, washroom or countertop.
“F/List is focused on providing our customers with products that enhance the aesthetic of the cabin interior and inspire the imagination, yet are also functional, durable and low-maintenance,” said Katharina List-Nagl, CEO of F/List. “Winning these awards demonstrates that we are fulfilling our goal to provide valuable solutions that meet designer and customer needs, as we continue strive to create concepts driven by originality and innovation, and that make aircraft interiors stand out. We are flattered, and proud, that our peers voted for the concepts and thank them, and Design et al, for their support.”
The first two installations of the Syntec flooring system were in the entryway areas of two production Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jets earlier in 2021. The first refurbishment using Syntec flooring has been completed on a Bombardier Global.
The striking lighting effect is already realised in a Boeing Business Jet where a fully illuminated bar counter made of real tinstone brings an extra dimension to the cabin. A completed Bombardier Global 7500 features the lighting installed under the galley counter.