JAL's champion chopsticks

8 Jan 2009 by Mark Caswell

Japan Airlines
has won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Museum of Architecture and
Design… for its ergonomically-designed first class chopsticks.

Created by
Satoshi Nakagawa and Tripod Design Co. Ltd, the chopsticks have been slightly
narrowed near the top end, to make them easier and more comfortable to grip,
particularly for elderly passengers and infrequent chopstick users.

The Good Design Awards – presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture
and Design, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban
Studies – highlights innovative new product designs and graphics, with other
winners including the Mini Cooper Clubman and the Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer.

What airline products would you nominate for a
Good Design Award? Leave your comments bellow, or have you say on our forum.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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