Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Buy the sofa that softens the delay
Time was the airports were just places where you caught flights but the days when you couldn't get much more than a paperback and a some duty free booze or smokes are long gone. Now they're shopping malls. For passengers in search of new armchair, sofa, bookcase or coffee table, Amsterdam's Schiphol has pushed the boundaries of retail diversity by turning part of its terminal into a furniture showroom. Travellers passing through Piers H or will be able to check out the look and comfort designs of Made.com. which is creating several "living rooms". Gideon Ruig, the airport's commercial development manager says it "must always remain innovative and adopt a pioneering role". The living rooms "give passengers a contemporary waiting area, with the opportunity to immediately order online all the products they are seeing and using".