VIP Pavilion, Geneva Airport

Where high-ranking international guests arrive and depart

The VIP pavilion at Geneva Airport provides an environment for the arrival and departure of high-ranking guests from international organizations in the fields of politics, diplomacy and religion. Frédéric Dedelley was commissioned to define the interiors concept: With two separate seating areas, the Pavilion has a central service hub, giving it the feel of a club.

The structure is designed to meet the requirements of high-ranking passengers while also fulfilling the brief for diplomatic or royal passengers. For the people who use it, the Pavilion must provide instant comfort while also acting as a brand ambassador for Switzerland. Here, the materials, colours and textures chosen and the reference to Switzerland’s natural and alpine landscape are key elements of this visual calling card.

Geneva Airport, Switzerland

Frédéric Dedelley

Lounge furniture: sofas, armchairs, high tables and side tables

Lionel Henriod (project photos)
Daniel Kuhn (making-of)

Based on the designer’s specifications, Girsberger created a selection of solid oak lounge furniture to be positioned in a range of different groups. A family of sofas, armchairs, side tables and standing tables mirrors the diplomatic world, allowing space for the most important person within a party, for example, to occupy a three-seater sofa on their own.

A special structure was developed for the seat padding in order to ensure maximum comfort. What is more, the two distinct seating areas allow for complete separation and privacy, should cultural, political or diplomatic sensitivities require two groups of passengers to be kept fully apart.