Lounge Concept

Location: Zurich

Task: Design

Tranquillity, privacy and space to work are what most business travellers crave. So when SWISS International Airlines invited us to create its new Business Class lounge, those three vital elements were central to our approach.

To transform the lounge from an impersonal waiting area into a collection of private zones, we designed a series of space dividers, made from chestnut by Swiss carpenters. Travellers were free to use these smaller, peaceful spaces how they liked – from holding business meetings to relaxing before a flight. To highlight the intimate and personal service passengers could expect inside the lounge, we made an oak wall as a backdrop for the SWISS team. The wall’s natural warmth reflected the welcoming spirit of the airline’s staff and crew.