Air France and Paris Aéroport are underway in constructing a new lounge in Charles De Gaulle’s 2F terminal, used for its Schengen departures. Due to be complete by the end of the year, the lounge will be brought to fruition by a brand new creative design studio, infamous for its work with Alain Ducasse, Van Cleef and Arpels, and even MIX in Las Vegas.
The duo Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from the Parisian space design studio are already working with Air France teams to design the future lounge in Terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, which will be reserved for the airline’s Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers.
However, this isn’t just about taking over existing space within the terminal. Through a collaboration with Paris Aéroport a new 3,500 sq. m. space is being constructed at the centre of the two boarding areas which make up Terminal 2F. This prestigious collaboration with Jouin Manku follows Air France‘s tradition of regularly calling on the best designers and architects of its time.
“We are delighted to include Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku in the incredible history that Air France has had with design since its creation. Following Charlotte Perriand, Andrée Putman and more recently NoéDuchaufour-Lawrance and Mathieu Lehanneur, a new creative stage is opening up to us. By creating an iconic new lounge, the Jouin Manku studio will enhance the very French notion of hospitality, combining pleasure and poetry.” said Catherine Villar, SVP Customer Experience at Air France.
“We are very proud to be embarking on this new project alongside Air France. With this new lounge, we wish to offer the airline’s customers a real moment suspended in time before take-off. At the heart of the lounge, a “runway view”, a huge curved window with a view of the sky, will reinforce the impression of being in a bubble of serenity at the heart of the airport. We have designed an intuitive space that every customer can enjoy, whatever the time of day.” added Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku.
At the end of 2020, this lounge will welcome Air France customers departing on or connecting to a medium-haul flight within the Schengen area or a domestic flight.