Teague and NIKE collaborated to create the ‘Athlete’s plane’ which is claimed to be able to provide pre and post-game training and treatment facility for professional athletes to preserve their peak performance during travel. Teague creative director Philipp Steiner says:
Most airplane design projects are about packaging individuals as efficiently as possible. We’re usually really concerned with the average traveler, but these athletes are far beyond average, and designing for extreme users provides a really interesting perspective.
The rows of seats are replaced with distinct zones dedicated to specific actions: seating/sleep, socialization, recovery, and nutrition. The requirements of athletes were carefully studied through interviewing physicians, coaches, operations staff and sleep specialists. It resulted in a mobile away facility and data center system that combines smart apparel, accessories and footwear to the jet to help optimize teams’ performances.