The design vision Gensler had in mind for the ceiling above the bar at the new Etihad Airways lounge at JFK International Airport in New York called for a modern interpretation of an antique Persian lantern with a warm glow emanating from within.

As national airline for the United Arab Emirates, Etihad wanted the ceiling to reflect the design of its new brand image, which draws on the geometric shapes found throughout the architecture of Abu Dhabi and its desert landscape.






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