Following an international competition, Privium Schiphol appointed the young design bureau at M+R interior architects from Eindhoven to design their highly exclusive ClubLounge located between Departure Halls 1 and 2. Once passengers have reached the “eye,” which is literally a door shaped like a pupil that opens to provide access, they are invited to experience the comforts of every imaginable travel amenity from a fully stocked bar to a Light Energy Cabin intended for battery recharging, as well as complimentary food, computer workstations and business services. The ambiance is relaxing and aesthetically pleasing to the tired traveller’s eye, no pun intended, with an all-white décor, colourful sitting areas and giant organic shapes mixed in with well-chosen design classics to set the mood.
As Privium claims, “Life’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.” And this journey involves a stop at the lounge.