Graven designed detailed interior brand guidelines allowing British Airways to roll-out our evolved Galleries lounges at airports worldwide. Our first BA lounge at Scotland’s Glasgow International Airport “injects a shot of memorable glamour and high levels of comfort, quality and service into the often-homogeneous experience of executive travel”.
The £800,000 transformation of this 450 sq m lounge includes innovative features such as maître’d style customer welcome pods with LED-illuminated mesh back-panels featuring BA’s famous logotype.
Working with luxury brand partner Pernod Ricard we created a series of smaller social spaces that support customer’s needs to work, relax and meet including the world’s first Glenlivet Whisky Snug showcasing the finest single malt Scotch whiskies and featuring decanter-style cut glass light shades, bespoke leather and cast bronze upholstery, diamond-cut mirrors and a heartwarming digital fireplace. Lighting was specially created to enhance the impression of space, warmth and provide intimate sub-spaces. The Glenlivet Whisky Snug is the first bar of its kind in a British Airways lounge in the world—it was also a clever design solution to the problem of an awkward corner offering a great view of the runway. The Snug also features spindle-back chairs and our own Harris Tweed lampshades, which complement walls upholstered in Harris Tweed fabric and buttons, cast by Brazen Studios.
As expected, the re-designed facility incorporates many elements that feature the materials and skills of Scottish companies, including the Bridge of Weir Leather Company, Bute Fabrics and Glasgow jewellers Brazen.
As with other Galleries Lounges, art is an important aspect and works by graduates of the Glasgow School of Art are displayed throughout.