Denver International Airport (DEN) is one of the busiest airports in the world. Undoubtably, 2020 has been a tough year for all of aviation but, like many, DEN airport is expecting passenger numbers to recover and have been preparing by building 39 brand new gates and revamping some of the existing facilities. By the time the gate extension programme has been implemented, the airport will have increased its capacity by a third (source).

Sign of Things to Come

The new gates within the B-west concourse expansion opened in late 2020 giving a glimpse of what can be expected when the A-west concourse opens later this year. Modern, bright and airy spaces are created by a vast number of floor to ceiling windows. There is an abundance of space and a great variety of seating areas – from individual reclining seats to collaborative work-tables to couches and benches.

The gate seats, designed and built by Zoeftig, have been upholstered in ELeather delivering a stylish and contemporary look combined with enhanced passenger comfort and hygiene. For travellers, the material will look and feel just like traditional leather giving them reassurance of its high quality.

The airport on the other hand, will benefit from the fact that ELeather is inherently easy to maintain and will not stretch or bag even when the number of travellers goes back to pre-COVID numbers. In wanting to restore traveller confidence with extra cleaning and sanitisation, DEN airport can rest assured that ELeather materials have been tested against over a hundred different cleaning solutions available on the market.

Recently opened Denver Airport Concourse B. All images courtesy of DEN Airport. 

The Green Credentials

And above all, by upholstering their seating in ELeather, DEN Airport have positively impacted the planet by helping us turn what would otherwise be deemed as waste, into a high-performing and stylish material. ELeather is committed to reducing waste, lowering carbon emissions and reducing use of earth’s scarce resources. We are grateful for companies such as DEN Airport, who choose to implement recycled leather materials into their projects and help reduce waste, one seat at a time.


For more information about ELeather’s credentials, visit our sustainability page.