Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Newark

Submitted by Slade Architecture

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Client: Virgin Atlantic Airways

Location: Newark, NJ, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team

Architect

James Slade

Slade Architecture

Other

Virgin Atlantic in-house design team

Virgin Atlantic

Overview

The Newark Clubhouse brings together NYC's downtown flair and Virgin Atlantic’s warmth and individuality. Each space references an iconic downtown typology- café, theater, art gallery, restaurant, club, bar, lounge.

Goals

Art is central to the downtown vibe. Digital finger paintings of lower Manhattan by New York artist Jorge Colombo animate the café. The brasserie features three mixed media works by New York artist Garrett Pruter, inspired by discarded travel photographs found in various downtown junk shops.

Process

Designed by New York-based Slade Architecture (www.sladearch.com) in collaboration with the Virgin Atlantic in-house design team, the Newark Clubhouse brings together NYC’s downtown flair and Virgin Atlantic’s warmth and individuality..

Additional Information

Custom elements abound, adding moments of discovery and humor. Pillows examine the urban landscape at different scales. Graffiti inspired wallpaper in the bathroom/shower area is illuminated by glowing resin sinks. The more time you spend exploring the lounge, the more it unfolds and reveals itself.