Qantas has today unveiled new tableware which will be used both in select lounges as well as onboard in certain cabins. Qantas have been using Marc Newson cutlery and tableware for a long time but they will soon be switching to bespoke products by the brand, Noritake.
Qantas explained that the new cutlery and tableware was designed alongside David Caon who is in charge of the 787 interiors for the carrier. The airline also said with the upcoming delivery of the Dreamliner, it’s given the airline a chance to change and alter products for the better.
If you’re interested, here’s what the new products will look like:
The cutlery is all stainless steel.
And all of the crockery is fine bone china.
Qantas will also be introducing new modern Glassware.
The new products will first appear on the inaugural Melbourne – Los Angeles flight with the 787 Dreamliner on December 15th, from then on, they’ll be rolled out into First Class, Business and Premium Economy on the A380 and 747’s, Domestic Business Class on the 717’s, 737’s and A330’s. On top of that, they’ll also feature in the First and Business Class lounges.
The change in cutlery is positive enhancement from the carrier and it’s good to see them wanting to keep improving their products. However, the Bernardaud and Studio William cutlery and tableware on Etihad will remain my favourite 😉