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Ideas Taking Flight

Virgin Airlines
Client - Virgin Airlines
Designer - David Shaw
Year - 1999

Context

In consultation with Virgin Airlines S+G was asked to develop Furnishing elements for staff and visitor break out spaces within the Airlines Headquarters complex. The building backs onto Breakfast Creek so spaces to appreciate the view were created by building Bar height tables and seating. For other spaces, more formal picnic type settings were adopted.

Street + Garden also arranged for a Shade Sail contractor to erect Shade sails to our specifications to enhance the use of the space. Street + Garden often connects with other associated product suppliers to offer an overall one-stop service.

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Considerations

The Street + Garden team always endeavours to find ideas that are easily recognised references to features that are special about a place, or organisation. In this instance with Virgin airlines the company name, the V lent itself to the structure adopted into our Designs. We also used the landing strip and white lines as a way of referencing flight, and to drain water from surfaces.

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Opportunities

Curious about how we might be able to create structural integrity from thin material, we did extensive folding as part of the overall structure of the Furniture elements. This also enhanced the ideas around the V shaping and created a 3D effect. It’s typical of our teams to search for new ways to create unusual, strong and original design solutions.

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