A new design project called 'Plane to Product,' repurposes old materials and turns them into upcycled travel accessories. Although the finished products may look brand new, each piece is actually made entirely from old airplane pieces.
The project came about when KLM airlines decided to overhaul its business class section. Designer Hella Jongerius subsequently asked students at the Design Academy Eindhoven to use the materials from the old business class seats to develop new travel products. Using old seats, seat belts, seat covers and screens, the students were able to design a number of upcycled travel accessories, including slippers, travel bags, pillows and more.
The top eight designs have already been chosen and will be placed on display at the Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam. There is also a chance that the winning designs may even be sold by the airline in the near future.