“We have a very long design heritage,” the [Finnair] spokeswoman said.
“We really believe that design can make life better.”
No wonder Finnair has chosen to colab with fellow Finnish pop art print powerhouse Marimekko on "tableware, teapots, linens and blankets that the airline will use as part of the three-year deal" and all available for purchase en route and through Finnair PlusShop.
Says Mika Vehviläinen, Finnair CEO. “Our goal is to become a design airline, and bring our customers unique experiences for all five senses. Cooperation with Marimekko is an important step towards this target. Finnair aircraft will become roving ambassadors of timeless Finnish design and creativity, giving our customers a special experience when they fly with us.”
Wow, you would not be hearing that from American Airlines, honey.
(Thanks to WWD and Finnair.com for photo, facts and quotes)