Gulf Air have recently revealed their stylish rebrand including a luxurious new cabin interior. Their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flies from Bahrain non-stop to London Heathrow Terminal 4 and selected routes in Asia, Middle East and Europe.

The creative team behind the new cabin design are long time Botany collaborators, the London based tangerine studio.

We worked closely with tangerine's head of CMF, Emma Partridge, in developing her vision for the upholstery fabrics. 


The Economy class upholsteries ended up being made in three colourways - dark grey, brown and beige - in the same design. They share a textured deluxe feature yarn and a bright turquoise accent which matches the seatbelts and the top-stitching on the headrests.

Gulf Air Economy Class upholstery fabrics


Gulf Air Economy Class seats


The Business Class upholstery is elegant and sophisticated with a hint of metallic yarn giving a subtle glimmer under the cabin lighting. Decorative stitching in a wave pattern reflects the 3D panels surrounding the seat.

Gulf Air 'Falcon Gold' Business Class upholstery fabric


Gulf Air 'Falcon Gold' Business Class seats




Further Reading:

Renewing the Middle East's first legacy airline

The Designair - Can Gulf Air Live Up To Tangerine's and Saffron's Brilliant New Vision

Aircraft Interiors International - Gulf Air unveils its Dreamliner business class

The Golden Touch: Gulf Air (787-9) in Business Class From London to Bahrain