A flying Bento
Flento was the thesis project in my industrial design bachelor's degree.
Since I was a kid, I was a big airplanes fan, so it was pretty natural for me to choose this territory for my final project.
The aviation world, and the commercial aviation in particular, is constantly changing and renovating.
However, It seems that the commercial plane's meal configuration, hasn't been changed for too long, and there are too many shortcoming in it.
In my research I examined the flight meal experience from 3 different point of views:
+ The passenger (which I put most of my focus on)
+ The steward
+ The airline company (especially the employees in the kitchen assembly line which produce the meals)
This was a few main issues that came up from most of the passengers that I interviewed:
It came up to me that I have to get rid of as many leads as possible.
So I decided to make an entirely different configuration that goes vertical instead of horizontal, and allows each tableware to be used as a cover for the dish that goes beneath.
Flento is designed to be more comfortable and spacious for the passenger, easier to collect for the steward, and friendlier for the environment.
The Flento tableware is made of oven safe PETE plastic that can be washed and reused.
As a result, it will significantly reduce the amount of waste on the plane.