Simba designs aeroplane seats to accommodate Gareth Bale between international matches



A conversation with footballer Gareth Bale sparked the idea for Simba’s new Air Hybrid aeroplane cabins, which are designed to create the “ultimate sleep environment” for those with a demanding travel schedule.

Simba, a mattress company, engineered the bed-like cabins in order to provide those travelling on red-eye flights with uninterrupted sleep.

According to the company, it was conversations with Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale that provided a catalyst for the design.

“When we first met Gareth, he raised a challenge we hadn’t thought of – what happens when you need a good night’s sleep but you can’t get to your bed at home?” said Simba co-founder James Cox.

“The Air-Hybrid is our solution – a design that is every bit as comfortable as the mattresses that our customers enjoy at home.”

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