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Travelling in Comfort

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Designer Charles Godbout, in collaboration with architect Luc Plante, has created the "Voyager" seats that will furnish the waiting areas, this summer, in the new terminal at the Jean-Lesage international airport in the city of Québec.

Charles Godbout, who also designed the "Passenger" seats that have been accommodating passengers for the past four years at Montreal's airport, created this seating with the intent of bringing more comfort to the sometimes long hours of waiting in terminals.

"I really wanted to be creative and develop a Quebec product for international use that would meet the strictest standards for structural strength and durability, but with a high level of comfort as one of its primary features," explains Godbout.

Manufactured by Artopex, the "Voyager" system features an elastomeric membrane. Both flexible and strong, its backrest moulds to the shape of the user and provides greater support than waiting-area seats with a hard shell.

Charles Godbout and Luc Plante have also developed a line of removable accessories, such as armrests in cast aluminum, leg rests, occasional tables and terminal posts for laptop computers.