Last week, we spotted a couple of airplane interior designs from Paperclip Design LTD—aircraft armrests to seating concepts)—which address just a couple of the countless travel-related annoyances. But when you think about the worst that could happen in terms of travel plans, a delayed flight is probably pretty high up there, considering it can throw your entire trip into limbo.
My own personal interaction with major traveling hiccups takes me back to the age of 12, crying in the middle of Reagan International Airport terminal until some nice flight attendant took pity on me and let me tearfully call my parents on her brick of a cell phone. The one thing that might have made me feel better would have been a quiet place to nap and continue mourning my delayed flight home. Enter RESMO. The Red Dot Award winning design is a collapsible seat complete with a privacy shield made expressly for those trying to deal with a delayed flight by catching up on some much-needed rest. (For some of us, this might be considered a vacation in itself.)
Not only does it fold completely flat, it's also simple to set them up side-by-side—making it easy to keep track of napping children. While a hotel room would most definitely be a bit more comfortable (and private) for lengthier delays, this is a perfect option for those looking at a couple of hours stuck in-transit. If anything, I'd take this over those meal coupons they pass out.
Designer Chien-Hui Ko designed RESMO with the idea in mind that airline providers would provide delayed flyers with these mats. While that may be stretching it a bit in a world filled with budget cuts and an abundance of flying comforts that are sold at overpriced terminal shops, it's the thought that counts. What do you think—does this design have potential to make it into your preciously spaced carry-on?
Erika is the editorial assistant at Core77. When she isn't covering design, you can find her writing about music, food, and healthy living habits. But mostly music. She also has a strong affinity for hedgehogs, bowling, and bands with goofy names.