deSter wins TravelPlus Business Class: Tableware Award for Finnair Kuulas Tablewear at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2024

deSter is excited to announce that we won no less than four TravelPlus Awards 2024, celebrated in Hamburg at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo on Tuesday 28th of May. Among them was the Business Class: Tableware Award for our Finnair Kuulas Tablewear.

A sell-out ceremony of the TravelPlus Awards 2024, held during the WTCE, brought together airlines, suppliers and luminaries from the passenger amenities industry, onboard caterers and technology providers to both network and of course celebrate.

deSter partnered with Iittala, Harri Koskinen, and Schönwald to create a unique tableware concept for Finnair’s Business Class and Premium Economy. The project combined local Finnish design with practical functionality. 

Schönwald, a German heritage tableware manufacturer chosen for its quality, sustainability, and long-standing partnership with deSter, contributed to the project’s success. Emphasizing material strength, durability, stackability, and sustainability, the venture met Finnair and Iittala’s high standards, elevating the long-haul flying experience significantly.

The Kuulas range includes plates, bowls, coffee cups, tumblers, and wine glasses. The tableware is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical, taking up minimum space without compromising the experience, and is also environmentally friendly, made from sustainable materials and built to last, reducing the airline’s carbon footprint.