TAP Airport Business Lounge

PrizeFinalists in Decorate (interior)
University/SchoolNew Jersey Institute of Tecnology
ArtistConstance Chu
CreditConstance Chu
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Transported from the airport hubbub, the lounge immerses guests in the leisurely pace of Portugal and their zest for life. The sun-soaked, coastal Portugal is distilled into a series of burnt oranges and gentle seafoam greens, plays on light and shadow, and an ebb and flow of circulation. Waves of suspended fabric crash against a center sun of seating. Flexible furniture and large communal tables foster a sociability for families and strangers alike to gather and play, with food and drink flowing. The idea of luxury is not of opulence but of quality—simple materials and fine Portuguese craft.