The Comfort Cocoon
From Plane to Product
The Comfort Cocoon Collection includes a funky, futuristic headpiece
and a comfy hooded sweatshirt, giving travellers the opportunity to disconnect from the unavoidable cabin environment
and block out the world whilst flying high.
The leading headpiece is inspired by historical Dutch costume headwear,
complementing the Dutch identity of KLM.
It is for 97% made out of KLM's 747 World Business Class chair materials.
Two sorts of fabrics, foam from the back cushion
and two storage nets form the base of this artisanal headpiece,
in which a privacy mask, noise cancellation, neck support-pillow
and build-in-headphones are integrated, to comfort travellers during their flight.
The hooded sweatshirt is a prêt à porter translation of the headpiece,
emphasizing the ability to draw back and crawl into a homely cocoon of comfort.
The soft fabric and loose fit, together with the privacy related aspects of the artisanal headpiece bring the traveller the feeling of home, whilst being up in the air.
This project was commissioned by KLM
and displayed in the window displays of The Bijenkorf in Amsterdam
at Tokyo Design Week 2015 and in KLM's pop-up store in San Francisco in 2016.
Design Academy Eindhoven – Man and Identity – 2015