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August 25, 2008

Rawsthorn on Newson and the Qantas A380

Double Objectified news action: design writer Alice Rawsthorn profiles Marc Newson and his design for the interior of the new Airbus A380 double-decker “superjumbo” jet for Australian airline Qantas.

“Designing an aircraft is like creating a mini-world,” Newson said. “You’re putting people in a confined environment and controlling how they’ll feel with the oxygen, humidity, and everything they touch and see. It all has an effect.”

The plane will be making its first flight next month, and begin commercial service in October. Read the full story on the International Herald Tribune’s site.

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