Our second collaboration with Schiphol Airport has resulted in the redesign of Lounge 4. The project consists of the design of two retail sections and a waiting area. The starting point of the project was to convey the feeling of a cozy neighborhood rather than a huge international airport. This resulted in the suggestion of a shopping street composed of a variety of buildings. For the seating area we integrated Joep van Lieshout's sofa design for Lensvelt, spread out like a beautiful fresh green grass landscape. Two prominent stands offer differences in level for people like to have an overview. And kids will find a wonderful integrated slide. Because the lounge does not have a view on planes we added a couple of specially designed plane benches. For does how know what it feels like to desperately seek a socket to power up your mobile device at an airport we have integrated more than 100 power sockets in the scheme! And finally the original ribbon like M.C. Escher artwork integrates beautifully in the esthaetics of the lounge.
Date: May 2012
Frank Tjepkema, Leonie Janssen