Before you see yellow diamonds in the sky, check out three of the newest design like gems along your traveling way…
1—Karim Rashid, “Kopperscape”
Now, here’s some seating that makes sense! Since April, travelers passing through Edmonton International Airport in Canada have been able relax in any manner of chairs, chaise lounges, benches and side tables made of fiberglass and coated with Luminore copper, symbolizing the Canadian copper penny. You should know its designer, Karim Rashid. His award winning designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot, Alessi and some interiors for the likes of Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia; Semiramis hotel, Athens; nhow hotel, Berlin; Universita Metro Station, Naples as well as exhibition design for Deutsche Bank and Audi.
2—Banana Republic, Virgin America Uniforms
Here’s yet another reason to not dress in sweats when flying—do you really want the staff on the plane to look more put together than you? The lovelies working on Virgin America are now dressed handsomely in black, red and white by Banana Republic. Outfits for the guys include leather jackets, striped sweaters and lined mac coats, while the ladies get pencil skirts, trench coats, silk scarves and their own leather outerwear. You can cop the style too—looks inspired by the uniforms will be sold by Virgin and Banana Republic come this August.
3—Ikea, Pop Up Lounge
Whether or not you want Ikea in your home is purely up to you, but ’til August 5th, the Swedish design behemoth has set up a lounge in Terminal 3 at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. There you can nap on their beds, watch some TV and if you happen to have kids, leave them with the “qualified” Ikea entertainers…whatever that means.