PriestmanGoode and Lantal collaborate to support net zero in aviation


Design consultancy PriestmanGoode (PG) and textile solutions provider Lantal have announced that they have entered into a collaboration to reduce waste in material manufacture.

Three new designs created by PG use Lantal’s Deep Dyed Carpet, an innovative and sustainable carpet dyeing process that is set to meet the demand for lightweight products, with faster production and reduced minimum order quantities. Only the required dimensions are produced, in a methodology that’s comparable to 3D printing, or zero waste pattern cutting that’s now widely adopted in the fashion industry.

PG created a design story that keeps traditional techniques alive, but that is also forward-thinking and very much set in the future. The team shaped a collection that is bold and has international appeal through a thoughtful and inclusive approach to design.

The development also considered how colours contribute towards wellbeing and how printed patterns can facilitate wayfinding and accessibility. Deep Dyed Carpet facilitates options that support a ‘design for all’ and fully inclusive approach – in addition to its sustainable benefits.

Selection of carpet designs

“It was exciting to be invited to be part of a positive story of future change,” says Maria Kafel-Bentkowska, head of colour, material and finish at PriestmanGoode. “Change, towards a more sustainable future will only occur through collaborative practice across design and manufacture. In a traditional sampling process for aviation clients, a minimum production of 5m of carpet is necessary in order to present a single sample. The new process reduces waste in production dramatically, but no aspect of the traditional process is compromised in any way.”

“Our goal was to develop an iconic yet sustainable aviation carpet collection,” adds Luzius Rickenbacher, EVP aviation interiors at Lantal. “It has been an inspiring journey to work with PriestmanGoode. Pushing the design and technology to another level with PG has been an outstanding experience, oftentimes exceeding our expectations. We love the outcome!”

The collection includes three designs, in three colour ways and therefore nine options, from the bold Maximalist Energy, to designs inspired by Nostalgic Heritage to the more calming Earthscape colours. The nine design options are available now as well as the option of fully bespoke solutions, using the flexible digital technology.

Lantal’s Deep Dyed Carpet was the winner in the Sustainable Cabin category at this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards.

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