"There's something wonderful and exceptional about the act of flying, of soaring through the air amidst the clouds. It's a fantasy that became possible at the end of the 18th century, thanks to ingenious inventors like the Montgolfier brothers and the Wright brothers.*Enzio Manzini, Artefacts towards a new ecology of the artificial environment, LES ESSAIS, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1991
At a time when technology is no longer an issue, when airplanes are taking off again and the world is spinning at a hundred miles an hour, perhaps we need, more than ever, islands of slowness in an ocean of speed*.
With the Air France lounge, we wanted to suspend time to condition the traveler about to take off in the best possible way.
The intention was therefore to work around levitation, lightness and the sensation of escape for an airline with a glamorous aura, a symbol of French elegance."
Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku
Lounge Air France - Terminal 2F - Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle
After four years of design and construction work, Agence Jouin Manku and Air France unveil the company's new lounge in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Located in the center of the terminal's two peninsulas, this new 3,000 m2 space, the result of a collaboration with ADP Group, is part of the airport's renewal.