The o2 arena, AEG dressing room A.
This famous entertainment hub is the busiest events arena in the world,
and required a brand new VVIP Room in their American Express Invites Lounge for its most important customers; an exclusive place for them to relax before and after their favourite shows. We managed to incorporate lots of unique design features into a small space on a live working project, and completed just as the O2 Arena prepared to kick off One Direction’s UK tour.
Design by Platform Group
Dominating the room is a bespoke star-shaped mirror,
complete with dressing-room bulbs around the edges. Opposite is a custom-built Corian bar that sits underneath sliding doors, creating a viewing ledge over the rest of the Invites Lounge. Covered in mock-concrete wallpaper, this wall & the doors provide an industrial contrast to the luxurious textures elsewhere in the room. Black flock wallpaper covers the wall behind the star, while heavy, green velvet drapes hide the TV point on the end wall.
Colourful storage was installed at the other end of the room, with another mirror and lights. A drinks cabinet, upholstered by hand, was created from a flight case, designed to tie in with the entertainment theme.
(images courtesy of Jim Stephenson)