Entry Title: "Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX"
Name:
Slade Architecture
, New York,United States
Category and Expertise: Interior Design, Professional


Entry Description:

The new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Los Angeles International Airport is set within a relaxing space overlooking the Hollywood Hills and puts a distinctly Southern California spin on Virgin Atlantic's warmth and individuality.
The lounge recalls LA's warm sunsets, flowing surf, laid back lifestyle, mountain backdrops, smooth curves and sculpted surfaces. The reception area envelopes guests in a calm, cleansing environment sheltered from the bustle of the terminal. Leading into the main lounge is a sculpted Corian and copper Flow Wall that continues into the space and cuts diagonally through the lounge as a backdrop for the Clubhouse opposite continuous views.

The sinuous Flow Wall defines a distinct variety of spaces each furnished to provide varied seating and social possibilities within the triangular shaped lounge volume. At the widest part of the triangle, this space is defined by custom designed landscape-like sculpted couches and end tables that recall dunes and rolling hills at the glass corner of the lounge facing views of the Hollywood Hills and mountains beyond.

The Flow Wall is sculpted at Eat Drink Man Woman to form the copper lined bar, featuring natural Californian produce and plants. The furnishings here include classic Walter Knoll Turtle chairs and a custom fabricated surfboard inspired counter along the windows. This creates a curated view of the gates and aircraft. The classic Eames chairs at this counter are a direct reference to the famous California design team of Ray and Charles Eames who helped define the modernist California aesthetic.

The apex of the lounge space, beyond the tip of the Flow Wall, encloses The Conversation in warm bamboo lined walls and ceilings framing the Diana Reichenbach video installation. Leather banquets lining this room provide an intimate get-away within the clubhouse to enjoy an inspired dinner inspired by Californian lifestyle.

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