7. August 2019
Privacy and comfort
Kusch+Co has refurnished Terminal 2 at Frankfurt Airport with new airport benches, offering passengers more comfort and a certain degree of privacy.
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In the waiting area of Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 2, passengers can now enjoy a certain degree of privacy as well as an outstanding comfort level – thanks to the new seating from Kusch+Co. The company has fitted out all of the waiting areas with its bench series 8000 (Design by Studio F. A. Porsche) – a total of 6,500 seat units were replaced. Kusch+Co’s reference list includes over 260 international airports, and the company enjoys a worldwide reputation as an expert for upmarket seating in contract environments.
Frankfurt Airport is the largest airport in Germany, and serves as a major global aviation hub. In this capacity, it sets new standards. All solutions that are implemented here provide a benchmark for all other airports, and introduce new trends. Take the refurbishment of Terminal 2 for instance, where all the benches in the waiting area have been renewed.
In contrast to the building’s minimalist and purpose-oriented architecture dominated by the materials glass, stainless steel as well as stone floors, the goal was to create an inviting atmosphere that caters towards the passengers’ natural desire for well-being, comfort and a feeling of security. Within the framework of the modernisation, the airport wished to renew their seating.
There were many good reasons to opt for the waiting bench series 8000 by Kusch+Co, a German company that has made a name for itself by furnishing more than 260 airports in over 60 countries all over the world. These upmarket benches are designed by the creative heads at Studio F. A. Porsche. The seat shells are covered in three different brown hues, creating a pleasantly relaxing, yet varied colour scheme. The outcome is a welcoming environment where everyone feels at ease.
Through the clever design, each seat is clearly delineated, guaranteeing everyone’s privacy. The PRM seat, geared towards persons with a disability, are integrated in the normal benches with the aim of achieving the much-desired inclusion. Table tops and power modules complete the functionalities, offering the waiting passengers the possibility to charge their mobile phones, tablets and laptops during their stay. In order to provide the best possible comfort, the airport had to reroute some of the wiring and make some core drills, but the result was certainly worth the effort. Following the installation of round about 6,500 seat units – all the work was carried out at night without disturbing the normal airport operations – Terminal 2 shines in a new splendor, creating an appealing atmosphere where passengers are happy to wait for their flights.
Shaping the way we sit – Kusch+Co’s mission statement stands for more than 80 years of know-how in designing and producing market-oriented seating and interior design solutions as well as for their proficiency in the fields of Fire Prevention, Hygiene and Reduced Mobility.
With their renewed portfolio, Kusch+Co reacts to the changes occurring in the modern working world, to the new challenges in the healthcare sector and to the current requirements in airports and transit sites.
Kusch+Co – established in 1939 by Ernst Kusch and run as a family business in the following decades, until recently by Ricarda Kusch – was integrated into the Nowy Styl Group, a leading European producer of comprehensive interior design solutions geared towards offices and public areas, in 1939. Kusch+Co is a globally operating premium brand, employing in their headquarters in the Sauerland-based town of Hallenberg – the cradle of their entrepreneurial roots – approximately 250 people. Their network includes other subsidiaries and showrooms e.g. in Munich, Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels, not forgetting in the Dutch town of Culemborg.