art HK VIP lounge by marc & chantel for swire
 
art HK VIP lounge by marc & chantel for swire art HK VIP lounge by marc & chantel for swire
jun 03, 2012

art HK VIP lounge by marc & chantel for swire

the swire VIP lounge at art hong kong is composed of used magazines collected by swire properties from their hotels and swire group subsidiaries all images © swire properties, courtesy juliana loh

designed by hong kong-based creative studio marc & chantel for swire properties, the VIP lounge at art hong kong 2012 has been composed of recycled paper collected from the company’s developments and swire group subsidiaries. accumulated entirely over the course of the month of april, the magazines were rolled up and and then assembled together to create the pavilion’s structure. circular cushions placed along the edges of the assemblage make the space more comfortable for sitting; and lamps retaining the same cylindrical form of the paper rolls are scattered throughout the lounge. small tables situated throughout the space are likewise built on a foundation of rolled magazines, topped with a pane of glass.

swire properties notes that about 80% of the materials used to build the lounge will be recycled again after the event, in support of the company’s work towards building with and maintaining sustainable practices.

installation view of the VIP lounge at artHK

the pavilion offers seating, tables, and lighting

closer view

view of entryway

— thank you to juliana loh who let us know about the swire properties sustainable VIP lounge! you can see more from juliana loh’s coverage of art HK on flickr.

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