We spoke with the team at SCHOTT Aviation and the design house PriestmanGoode, who worked together to develop the Jade light.
“Jade is unique: the first aircraft reading light made of glass that can be intuitively operated via a touch screen,” says Philip Fischer, Head of SCHOTT Aviation. Jade creates a pleasant atmosphere with its warm, white light. The brightness of the light can be adjusted individually and even when the seat position is changed, the light beam automatically follows the seat. “Our latest groundbreaking innovation is the result of a great collaboration with the designer PriestmanGoode. Being a finalist of the Crystal Cabin Award is a fantastic achievement and recognition! I’d like to thank everyone who was part of the development and marketing of the product.”
Ben Rowan, Director of PriestmanGoode, adds: “Reaching the final stages of the Crystal Cabin Award is a significant achievement and testament to the value of our collaborative approach on this project. With the SCHOTT experts on our side, we were able to create a new product that combines SCHOTT’s expertise in specialty glass technology, and PriestmanGoode’s expertise in designing user-focused, bespoke products that are tailored to enhance the passenger experience. Congratulations to both teams on reaching this important milestone.”
Yvonne Winter, Product Manager Jade and Sales Manager Aviation at SCHOTT, is also pleased to have made it to the finals. She is very proud and excited that Jade has received a positive response even during the difficult situation in the aviation industry caused by the Corona pandemic. “We launched Jade in April 2020 and have already won a first project with an international five stars airline,” she adds.