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E-Flexer Lounge Seating and Customised Furniture

UES Marine LUXForm Journey passenger seats, along with customised adjoining cabinetry with cupholders, form part of the Brittany Ferries experience, which services over 13,800 passengers annually. The luxury reclining seats were specified by naval architecture firm Figura and UES Marine worked closely with the operator and designer to provide the optimum solution.

LUXForm Journey recliners are fitted with gas strut operation for backrest recline and footrest elevation. The seating is featured on three of the nine high speed ferries that comprise the Brittany Ferries fleet, the MV Salamanca, MV Santona and MV Galicia.


The Challenge

  • Design a customised recliner incorporating reading light, coat hook and side tables with inlaid cupholders.
  • Design an ADA seat fold up armrest that was cohesive and aesthetically worked with the overall seating design.

The Solution

  • The UES Marine team designed a custom table constructed of lightweight honeycomb aluminium, which has a low fire load.

  • The table design was connected to the seat by internal bracing that provided a seamless and sturdy side table.

  • Stainless Steel cup inserts were included as a specific request from the operator, to elevate the customer experience

  • We designed a beam mounted, fold up ADA armrest using our modular extrusion method and incorporated a padded arm top for passenger comfort and a unform aesthetic with the standard LUXForm armrests.

  • The design mirrored the seat profile in order to achieve clear access for passengers.

The Outcome

  • Through a detailed process of working collaboratively with all stakeholders and providing detailed information and prototypes for group evaluation and sign off, UES Marine delivered a solution that achieved all the operator, design and passenger requirements.

"UES Marine worked closely with Brittany Ferries and their naval architects to provide the optimum solution of LUXForm Journey recliners fitted with gas strut operation for backrest recline and footrest elevation, along with customised cabinetry."

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