Sculptor Has Designs on BA First Class
British Airways’ First Class customer flying from London Heathrow can now see a unique piece of bespoke artwork thanks to the airline’s exclusive in-flight magazine for premium travellers.
Terminal Five’s Concorde Room has turned art gallery to feature the latest iconic artwork by British sculptor Alex Chinneck.
He created a life-size ‘sandcastle’ made from concrete and then industrially chromed in Silver, which First Class customers will be able to look at and enjoy at their leisure for the next four months in the luxurious lounge.
‘Sandcastle’ was specially created and commissioned to appear on the cover of the Design Edition of First magazine, which showcases top British artists.
Artist Alex Chinneck, said: “My work is about elevating everyday structures and presenting them in more extraordinary ways.
“To make the sculpture, I used children’s beach buckets to experiment with different designs. The castle was cast in concrete to create a strong surface to withstand the industrial processes, and once we had a rigid structure, it was liquid chromed to add a surprising layer of luxury to a playful object.”
Chinneck’s previous works include a melting house front and an inverted electricity pylon.
Customers flying in First Class with British Airways enjoy access to a network of exclusive luxurious lounges around the world – including the prestigious Concorde Room in London’s Terminal 5 and New York’s Terminal 7 – to relax, dine and drink fine wines and champagnes before their flight.