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B/E Aerospace Essence Inserts Collection
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Mr. Brian Conner
Design Type: Product
Company / Organization / School: B/E Aerospace & TEAGUE
Team Members: Design credits: Brian Conner, Tony Bravetti, Sebastian Petry, Adam Kumpf
Consisting of ten products ranging from a steam oven to an espresso maker, Essence successfully redefines the aircraft galley experience by way of a common design language used across the entire suite of Essence galley products. Designed to work alone or as an integrated system, Essence products bring a new level of comfort and ease of use to the galley with an innovative user interface and plug and play accessibility. The core principles of Essence’s design language—a highly intuitive and refined user experience and a neutral color palette in combination with an ergonomically friendly rotary latch that uniquely couples first and secondary latching—help define and ensure a distinct, constant, and consistent quality of brand expressions across all experience touch points. Essence’s intuitive interface synchronizes with button iconography and layout; a high contrast screen makes for easy use and touch interaction zones. Menus can also be pre-programmed on the fly with simple input commands to maximize efficiencies. Responding directly to an increasing demand for solutions that speak to long-term value, the Essence embodies advanced technologies and innovative features setting a new industry standard for functionality, reliability, quality, and value that results in the lowest cost of ownership available on the market. Weight reduction varies from 3%-40% depending on product while the full range of Essence products benefit from improved power efficiencies, superior product performance, increased reliability and progressive design coupled with enhanced ergonomics.