Qantas First Lounge

Marc Newson with Sébastien Segers Architecte and Woods Bagot

Location: Sydney International Terminal, Australia

Principal use: Departure lounge for first-class passengers and platinum members

Client: Qantas Airways Limited

Floor area: 2,080m2 (22,389ft2)

Design period: November 2004 – April 2006

Construction period: May 2006 – May 2007

Budget: Undisclosed but realistic for a flagship project

Marc Newson confesses to never having had any particular interest in academic study. Australian by birth, the bohemian surfer trained as a jewellery designer and silversmith and used his time as a student to discover a wide variety of processes and techniques. His keen design eye led to a series of experimental and creative ...

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