ALTEA designs bespoke galley inserts for private jets
ALTEA’s design studio in London HQ has developed developing bespoke new galley inserts for private jets, that are designed to store and protect delicate items such as flatware. The inserts utilize foams, leathers, and fabrics to ensure such items remain quiet when stowed.
The company used 3D CAD software to scan the crockery’s distinct shape, to determine the best-suited method of manufacture for these drawer inserts. The designs were then sent to high-tech specialists along with ALTEA’s traditional go-to leather masters, who can trim in leathers and man-made textiles.
The inserts are robust and designed to last for as long as the cabin interior itself, or when the owner makes the decision to refurbish their aircraft. ALTEA’s retrofit service can redesign the drawer inserts to fit any particular stowage space.
“Operators and owners want their dedicated flatware, cutlery etc to fit perfectly into the purpose-built drawers. These spaces are quite often very small so sometimes we must get creative on how to use the space, which then dictates our method of manufacture and materials,” commented Robin Dunlop, Partner at ALTEA in a January 23 release.
While ALTEA consistently utilize safety compliant décor materials, no specific testing is required for many of these types of items. Operators and owners frequently treat these products as carry-on items.
ALTEA also designs other items that can be offered as a retrofit service to existing operators and owners, such as bespoke pillows with custom fabrics, blankets from the finest merino wools, and coat hangers, hand stitched in leathers to match the cabin interior.