Not only did Viewport get to Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg (paint samples anyone?) to chat with the likes of Steve Ridgeway (ex CEO of Virgin Atlantic), but a couple of us managed to fly into Milan for lunch last week, and checked out a few of the designs in a postprandial haze. We could not work out whether it was the lunchtime drinks, or we’ve just been too many times, or if it’s is the end of a period of long austerity, but somehow Milan does not seem as important as it once was. The designers are all coming from elsewhere – Scandinavia, France and Slovakia – and the companies making the biggest splash are not Italian either. Still here are a few pictures, you’ve probably seen elsewhere already. But we can tell you this for nothing: the sun shone down and it was warm and sunny and that lunch was very fine.