Jouin Manku studio chosen for future Air France lounge in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air France is today revealing the next creative talents it will be using to continue to offer its customers the best possible travel experience.
The duo Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from the Parisian space design studio Jouin Manku will be 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.
This new 3,500 sq. m. space, the result of a collaboration with the teams from Paris Aéroport, will be located at the centre of the two boarding areas which make up Terminal 2F. It will play a full part in the new airport design, even more streamlined and comfortable.
This prestigious collaboration with Jouin Manku goes hand in hand with 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 Noé Duchaufour-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.
Dreamers, explorers, inventors… designers. For Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, each new project is an adventure as they push themselves further to create spaces that are exquisite, breathtaking and truly unique. Founded in Paris in 2006, Jouin Manku fuses architecture, interior design and product design in a joyful and fluid exchange. The studio designs and orchestrates every element of the spaces that it creates, crafting immersive and remarkable interiors to transform ordinary days into extraordinary moments. Some of the studio’s most notable projects include exceptional restaurants around the world for renowned chefs like Alain Ducasse, flagships and exhibitions for luxury jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels. The duo currently works on new projects, like the future Air France lounge in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the transformation of one of Paris’s great train stations, Gare Montparnasse, or the reimagination of the culinary spaces of the emblematic palace La Mamounia in Marrakech. http://www.jouinmanku.com/en/projects/jouin-manku/
Air France, a French airline with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a network covering 312 destinations in 116 countries thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia. With a fleet of 554 aircraft in operation and over 104 million passengers carried in 2019, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with more than 275 daily flights.
The Group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.
Air France-KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 19 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to 1,150 destinations in 175 countries.