Air company British Airways, asked Droog Design to do something with the spot of their air conditioning system in the first class lounge. Frank Tjepkema was approached for this commission and he designed a kind of tree which transports the air to a higher level and has very decorative branches.
The tube in place has the proportions of a tree trunk, except for the height which they extended from two to six meters. The metaphor of a tree is very suitable and attractive, as if it were a meeting place on the central square of a village, with a large tree in the middle. The airco provides fresh air to space just like trees provide us with oxygen.
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