Aegean Airlines Lounges
Athens International Airport, Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia
K-studio Design Team
Dimitris Karampatakis, Konstantinos Karampatakis, Michalis Skitsas, Artemis Merkourea, Katerina Saraptzian, Arianna Mechili, Christos Papachristodoulou,
Eleni Aroni, Vasiliki Dimou, Glykeria Gkougkoudi, Mariliza Sfakianoudi, Nikol Gkoka, Alexandra Tsabika Manou
Claus Brechenmacher and Reiner Baumann
The new venue of Aegean Airlines was conceived drawing inspiration from the sculptural folk architecture of the cyclades, reflecting on the cutting edge technology of airplanes, and was crowned with a sense of comfort, as originally seen in the air traveling world.
Curved, soft edges and shapes of flow interpreted in the deep aegean sea blue convey the aesthetics and the dynamic of technology, borrowed from the culture of air traveling.
Anodised inox as a primary material brought the two worlds of aeronautical design and fluid-form architecture together: the cutting edge technology is infused with the symbolic dimension of the deep aegean blue. Curved panel segments create a consistent continuous envelope for the entire lounge, while a deep, white aluminum-louver ceiling crowns it with an equally complex geometry. Beyond the compositional harmony of its design, this ceiling also contributes functionally in the zoning and acoustic comfort of the space, thus reinforcing the sense of tranquility and relaxation in the lounge, simulating the sensation of flying over the clouds. It also practically embodies all the necessary mechanical equipment, without disrupting the visual impact of the composition. Tinted blue glass also joins the palette, in order to embrace all tech features such as screens, in a fully contemporary aesthetic approach.
The selection of furniture brings an extra layer of comfort and domesticity, with craftsmanship and well-madeness embracing the passengers for a high-end hospitality experience.
Fine details, craftsmanship and elegance resonate the design ethos of Aegean Airlines in offering its passengers a quality experience, to complement its new identity.