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Formation Aircraft Seat Featured In Aircraft Interiors Magazine

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Formation’s premium aircraft seating concept was featured in the March 2011 issue of Aircraft Interiors International Magazine.

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The new lie-flat seating concept represents the next major evolution in premium seating. The configuration features lie-flat beds arranged to allow seat counts comparable to traditional angled flat seats while providing larger beds compared to staggered arrangements. This highly efficient arrangement is made possible by the use of vertical cabin space through a small elevation change incorporated into every third seat. Formation is seeking airlines or seat manufacturers to license and co-develop this patent pending concept.

Key Features Include
• Lie-flat seats with counts comparable to angled lie-flat
• Larger beds compared to staggered arrangements
• Direct aisle access for all seats

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For more information please contact Bob Henshaw via [email protected]

Book Review – The Atomic Chef by Steven Casey

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I just finished reading “The Atomic Chef” and found it difficult to put down. I simply couldn’t resist finding out what unexpected consequence or turn of events was around the next corner.

This is an absolute must read if you are in any way involved with the development of new products or services. Sometimes things don’t go as planned despite everyone’s best efforts. Like the bumper sticker says, “stuff” happens. This book gets into the stuff to reveal what really happened. The author painstakingly researches and recounts the real story behind mismatches in people and technology.

If you like fairy tale endings this may not be the book for you. However, if you are interested in learning the true details behind real world events, I highly recommend the Atomic Chef. In contrast to more traditional Human Factors books or case studies, the Atomic Chef presents enjoyable and eminently readable accounts of actual events.

Little things can make a big difference; I’d recommend The Atomic Chef’s cautionary tales to any student or professional interested in learning more about the relationship between people and technology.

Buy your own copy!

Russell Kroll – Formation Design Group

Book Review – Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide by Jim Lesko

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010


Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide, Second Edition is an instructive reference that  provides the detailed explanations of materials and manufacturing processes for industrial designers. Author Jim Lesko provides you the pragmatic knowledge required to develop a real-world understanding of materials and processes and make informed choices for industrial design projects.

The operator compartment of the Crown TSP 6000 developed by Formation in collaboration with Crown’s internal design group is featured on the book’s cover.

Buy a copy of Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing.