Milan AirportA new Lufthansa Lounge at Milan Airport: La Dolce Vita with HI-MACS®
Location Milan, Italy
Design Kitzig Design Studios GmbH & Co. KG
Material HI-MACS® Alpine White and Lunar Sand
Photo Credit © Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Photographer: Christian Laukemper
Award German Design Award Special 2019
The days of small windows, little daylight, remote locations and crowded interiors for airport lounges are long gone. A new concept brought the Lufthansa Lounge at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to a more central location. With a total space of nearly 550 square metres, the area in Terminal 1A offers passengers of the airline ample space – including a view of the airport ramp. Open spaces reflect generosity, while numerous retreat areas offer privacy.
The new Lounge is a pilot project for the new Lufthansa Lounge Concept redesigned by Kitzig Design Studios. The designers retained the characteristic curved lines featuring in existing Lufthansa Lounges worldwide, by using the LG Hausys HI-MACS® Solid Surface material. Rounded corners are reminiscent of the aerodynamic design of planes, creating a subtle reference to the airline. In order to provide each Lounge with a high recognition value within the world of Lufthansa, the new concept is also finished with typical local elements.
As soon as visitors enter the new Lounge, they experience a touch of Milan’s chic. Light strips recessed in the floor and the ceiling lead the passengers past an elegant brilliant white counter made of HI-MACS® Alpine White, directly to the centre of the bright and generously designed Lounge.