EMIRATES AO LOUNGE
Australian Open 2018
The Emirates AO Lounge was a VIP zone hosted by Emirates airline in collaboration with Tennis Australia. Guided by the brief CHARD International's design solution was a gastropub, an authentic Australian pub but one more like a village of rooms rather than the dark loungey bar.s you might find in the Australian suburbs. The 2018 Emirates AO Lounge included full grown trees, lots of planting and used paired back design to establish three distinct spaces each with its own food and beverage offering.
CHARD's 2018 Emirates AO Lounge included an icy blue booth area where people could chat, dine or share drinks, a traditional bar area and a café each separated by a distinct change in furniture style. Alongside the café was an exclusive dining and entertaining space with a communal table for 20 and a circular breakout lounge. Gold highlights – brass on the chairs, tables, the door edges and honey coloured glass pendants added a sense of sunlight.
Client: Tennis Australia
Build: Red Exhibitions
Photographer: Armelle Habib
Pendant Lighting: Slide Productions
Florals: Loose Leaf
Planting: Nathan Burkett Design