Public Spaces

Schiphol Pier E24

Blink is a plastic-free and locally-produced seating system designed for airports

This project has been SHORTLISTED in the seating design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Please vote for BLINK in the sustainable category of the Dezeen Awards.

Blink is a plastic-free and locally-produced seating system designed for airports. It is designed by Richard Hutten and produced by Lensvelt contract furniture for Schiphol airport.In order to produce Blink, the old seats at Schiphol were recycled; and the old seats became the new seats. This was done through the re-usability of products, the recycling of raw materials and using sustainable materials such as coconut fiber, wool or recycled clothing.

Moreover, recyclable aluminum is used, the upholstery is designed in a way that it can be reupholstered when flawed and we make use of bio-based table tops. The composition of this material is natural-based resin that is reinforced with natural fibers. So that after a long life cycle, it can be fully reused.

The carbon footprint of Blink is 95% less compared with similar products from competition. The main focus in the design was to create a product that was as long lasting as possible, however, should its lifecycle come to an end, we have ensured it can be stripped down and recycled again easily.

Additional seating was developed by Lensvelt

Blink is a circular design by Richard Hutten

All furniture for Pier E24 was developed by Lensvelt