Arconas, the leading manufacturer and distributor of airport furniture, launches Avro, a complete, high-performance seating ecosystem designed by London-based design studio Pearson Lloyd to meet the evolving needs of the modern traveler.
Avro’s North American launch takes place at the AAAE Conference & Exposition in Seattle, WA (June 5-7, 2022); while the global launch is at Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, France (June 15-17, 2022), the world’s biggest airport conference and exhibition.
Avro offers terminal operators a single, endlessly flexible seating system for all types of travelers. With its combination of elegant design, vivid colors, visionary engineering, and integrated power, Avro elevates any interior space and brings the VIP lounge experience to any waiting area with one single, easy-to-install system. An ingenious universal beam structure allows all seat types to be easily and intuitively installed, removed, or replaced – making Avro simple to maintain, clean and reconfigure as needs change.
“Avro is the most versatile airport furniture ecosystem on the market today,” says Lynn Gordon, Arconas’ Vice President of Business Development. “Our patented universal connector is engineered to accommodate Avro’s entire extended family of seating, including tandem, hospitality lounge, and upholstered recliners, as well as benches, tables, and accessories.”
Avro incorporates low-voltage USB-A & USB-C outlets in the armrests so passengers can safely and conveniently charge their devices or catch up on work as they move through the airport.
The patented, retrofittable outlets ensure ease-of-maintenance while future-proofing the power supply as technology evolves.
Avro fuses decades of Arconas’ expertise in sector-leading terminal furniture with the ergonomic knowledge and user-focused product experience of Pearson Lloyd.
“Avro’s elegant aesthetic elevates airport design and enriches the passenger experience” says Tom Lloyd, Principal at Pearson Lloyd. “Circular design is an essential part of Avro. We wanted to address the 3 users in the room – the operator, the user, and the planet.”
Avro’s structural components are crafted from endlessly recyclable aluminum, and all components are designed to be easily replaceable to minimize waste and maximize Avro’s lifespan. Seating shells are stackable for efficient and economical shipping, and the fully demountable system is engineered for easy onsite assembly, ensuring Avro carbon emissions are the lowest they can possibly be. At the end of its useful life, post-consumer polypropylene shells can be repurposed to create clothing and industrial fibers, containers, storage racks and many other items.