"The primary merit for the picture is to be a feast for the eyes." Delacroix
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
- Steve Jobs
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." –Dr. Albert Einstein "Wonder is comes from the awareness of ignorance of religious mass"
The group of airlines known as “oneworld” Alliance decided to consolidate and upgrade their first and business class lounges for three of it’s airline members (Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific) at the Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX. Gensler was commissioned to design the new space, with LDA contracted to design the lighting. A central pantry, externally clad in white glass, separates the business class side from the first class side. The two share a bar / lounge area, and shower facilities. Lighting concepts reinforce the clean contemporary architectural design. Special attention was given to revealing the rich materials, textures and colors Gensler’s designers utilized throughout the project.