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Be inspired by Aspire

We are accustomed to taking design to new heights and now we have been able to put that to the test by creating a bespoke carpet for the new Aspire Lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport.

As part of a £1.2million investment, DV8 Designs set out to create a truly premium lounge service in line with the Aspire vision, whilst also integrating the unique geographical characteristics of Belfast and the surrounding region.

The world-famous Giant’s Causeway has influenced the tile flooring and LED lighting and to offset this our carpet design is influenced by thunderclouds.

When discussing options for the Aspire Lounge, the Arcus design from our Natura collection caught the eye of Jess Sutherland at DV8 Design. This design imitates the turbulent nature of clouds that form at the edge of a thunderstorm and Jess felt that it perfectly complemented the theme she wanted to achieve.

Using this design as a basis, we worked closely with Jess to bring in a touch of lightness and some much-needed pops of colour. This reimagining delivers the warm colours that conjure the required feelings of rest and relaxation that DV8 Design set out to achieve.

Graham Allen, Head of Lounges UK&I, concurs – “We are excited to unveil our new Aspire Lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport which showcases the Aspire brand and the rich culture of Belfast and beyond.

“The new lounge offers business travellers, families and individuals a welcoming, relaxing and energising experience before their flight, in a comfortable lounge that is recognisably Aspire, with a distinct sense of place.

“Guests can enjoy an enhanced food and beverage offering, work from purpose-built booths, or relax and soak up the view of the airfield and the surroundings.”

To discover more of our carpet design collaborations around the world, visit our Projects page. If you would like to enquire about bespoke carpet solutions for your venue, don’t hesitate to contact us.