“United Polaris is serene, sophisticated and exclusive in both concept and design,” Conforte said. “The project’s main design objectives were to celebrate the excitement and wonder of travel. With each lounge, we look to lighting to create a sense of arrival, transition and intimacy.”
That was the inspiration Gwen Grossman Lighting Design used to “paint the Polaris Lounge spaces with light” in a way that differentiated levels of activity. The lighting scheme complements the journey travelers are about to make.
“We wanted to convey activity through lighting,” said Gwen Grossman, principal of Gwen Grossman Lighting Design. “The bar area is brighter and demonstrates that it’s a hub for people to congregate. Conversely, lighting in the corridor spaces is dimmed and has features that emulate overnight lighting on an aircraft.”
“The goal was to create a respite from the craziness, a place where travelers step out of the shuffle of a busy airport and into a very high-end hospitality space,” Grossman said. “We didn’t just light the space to look good; we also wanted the people in the space to look and feel good. That’s where Luminii becomes such an important part of the equation. Their product line has consistent, high-quality color that allows us to sculpt spaces with light.”