According to John Barret of design firm Teague, a designer is only as good as his client -- and his firm found a great one in aerospace giant Boeing for the design of the 787 Dreamliner airplane.
In an interview between Barret and then-Fortune senior editor David Kirkpatrick, Barret explains how passenger comfort and interior design played a role in the design of a "breakthrough" airplane built expressly for efficient long-haul service.
The interview was conducted more than two years ago, when the 787 Dreamliner was closer to a pipe dream than reality. With the plane's first flight, it's only proper that we look back and see how the airplane got to where it is today.
Here's the interview, from ScribeMedia.org:
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