Virgin Atlantic bar by VW+BS
is "the longest in the sky"

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Movie: in the second part of our interview with Voon Wong of VW+BS, the Inside Festival 2014 judge discusses his studio's upper class bar and cabin for airline Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS
Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS

"The bar is at the point where you enter the plane," says Wong. "We angled it so that it's the first thing you see. They call it the longest bar in the sky, because it is angled. We wanted to have that visual impact when you come in."

The bar was designed for Airbus A330 planes and has been flying for two years on routes to New York, India and the Caribbean.

Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS
Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS

As well as the bar itself, VW+BS also designed the stools and cabin interior. Wong says that his studio approached the project as a small piece of self-contained architecture.

"It's basically a little cabin within the aeroplane cabin, a little piece of architecture as it were," he says. "We wanted to make sure that there is no noise pollution to the passengers at the front."

Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS
Virgin Atlantic upper class bar by VW+BS

He continues: "I don't see any differentiation between architecture and interior design. I think it is pretty much the same animal. The problems that arise in architecture will arise in interior design as well."

"I think a good interior designer will be able to organise the space will be able to solve the problems but within the walls rather than exteriorly."

Voon Wong of VW+BS
Voon Wong of VW+BS

Voon Wong is a judge at this year's Inside Festival, which commissioned the movie.

The Inside World Festival of Interiors takes place alongside World Architecture Festival in Singapore from 1 to 3 October.

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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