Airlines are looking at the future of cabin design.

For 2021, the Crystal Cabin Awards, known for spotlighting the latest in airplane interior innovation, has looked at The Chaise Longue Economy Seat Project (in the picture), is nominated in the Judges Choice Awards. This is the project in which a dual-level seat cabin is envisaged, with each row alternating between on-floor seating, and seats elevated a few feet above ground. As per the words of its designer, Alejandro Núñez Vicente, “the lower row has the advantage of passengers having the lounge experience of a couch by stretching the legs, whilst the upper row provides an SUV experience, making it possible for instance to cross the legs due to the increased leg room and overall living space”.