Client: Virgin Atlantic Airways
Location: Newark, NJ, United States
Completion date: 2012
Virgin Atlantic in-house design team
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.
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.
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..
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.