Not this old argument again! And no I’ve not been on an Emirates A380 yet, so let’s not bring that up, and focus on the new EADS product that none of us have obviously flown on.
As can be seen from EADS own website, the end unit of one seat is to the right of another seat, and is part of that seat. The seat is not just the upright bit we sit in, but the entire oblong unit, which of course allows the conversion into a flat bed: –
So basically one entire ‘column’ of seats has been ‘pushed back’ about half a seat length. This does not mean the seat to the side is in another row. A seat plan is basically rows and columns, with ‘columns’ given letters, and rows given numbers.
So assuming the 2 seats in the EADS image are on the left hand side next to the window, one of them would be the A ‘column’ and the other would be the B. There is therefore 2 seats across the width of the cabin before you get to the aisle. Then you have 4 in the middle, and another pair of 2 units by the right hand windows.