Air France Business Lounge by Brandimage
and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and branding agency Brandimage have created a park-like business lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, with branching pathways and tree-shaped lights.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

The lounge, for Air France, also features walls decorated with tree and leaf motifs.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

Long thin lights hang like catkins from the ceiling above tables and chairs in the dining area.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

Chairs and sofas for both working and relaxing are arranged in clusters between the paths.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

This month Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has also completed a restaurant at the top of a skyscraper and a bookcase with the shape of a fossil.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

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Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

Photography is by Luc Boegly.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

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Air France Business Lounge

Brandimage and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance have designed the new Air France business lounge at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

This lounge has been conceived as a harmonious pathway, consisting of sections which are conducive to walking, acting as a prelude to the journey ahead. The architectural concept was inspired by a park and developed around a contemporary reinterpretation of the plant expression. Shapes, materials and colours conjure up nature and the organic world.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

The paths are organised and give structure to the lounge like offshoots of a plant: taut lines and curved shapes go hand in hand with the vision and retain privacy without partitioning.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

This upmarket lounge, which is over 3,000 sq m, is situated in the new S4 boarding satellite at Paris' Charles de Gaulle.

Air France Business Lounge by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance and Brandimage

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  • http://mydecoreview.blogspot.co.uk mydecoreview

    Liked the tree lighting so much. It’s so unique.

  • itch

    Seems more IKEA then anything else, perhaps it is the credo of the business class? Sorry :¬(

  • patrick

    Awful French plastic design “kitsch”. Fits with the airline.

  • http://lauramariepeterson.com Archnerd

    Dezeen – I would not consider this "Park-like" at all.

  • BenW

    Hmmm – a bit passe and soulless for me. I find the whole concept of designing an area that simulates a first class seat on a plane flawed. Travelers have plenty of time to experience that on board the aircraft, why an earth would they want to do it in the lounge as well.