Delta has unveiled new Alessi-designed serviceware which will be introduced in-flight from next month.
New products include flatware, crystal glassware, bone china, stainless steel serving pieces, napkin rings, trays and salt and pepper shakers.
They will be added to Delta One and first class cabins from April 1, followed by the carrier’s new Delta Premium Select offering when it is launched later this year.
Delta said that it had “actively solicited feedback from both customers and flight attendants to ensure that every design aspect of the pieces had a purpose”.
A total of 86 serviceware pieces will be introduced, based on “popular items created and inspired by six of the 300 renowned designers for Alessi, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola, Campana Brothers, Stefano Giovannoni, Miriam Mirri and Kristiina Lassus”.
Commenting on the new offering Allison Ausband, Delta’s senior vice president – in-flight service said:
“The Alessi for Delta collection is part of our continued investment in delivering a world class, global culinary experience that will elevate our customer inflight dining experience to new heights.
“At Delta we know that every aspect and detail of the travel experience matters, and partnering with Alessi allows us to bring an uncompromising level of elegance and service to the on-board experience.”