Cox Architecture embraced an Australian palette of materials, textures and colours, including Pelle leathers, for the interior of Melbourne Jet Base. The world-class private jet terminal is a gateway to Melbourne for the rich and famous, providing levels of service, luxury and security that only an exclusive group of high-flyers have the opportunity to experience.
Melbourne Jet Base is situated in a discreet location at Melbourne International Airport Tullamarine. The architecture, by Cox, is inspired by aeronautics with an elegant, curving wing form that spans the building. The sweeping forms continue inside to define various areas, where spaces and facilities are more akin to the world’s finest luxury hotel lobbies.
This can be seen in the reception desk, in timber and Ascona leather colour Ebony. Ascona is a pure Italian aniline leather with a high-end aesthetic and luxury feel. It has been vacuum dried to give a smooth, aged effect with a slight sheen, and the appearance is enhanced with age and wear as it exhibits a beautiful patina over time.
Creating a calm and comfortable space with a warm colour and material palette, seating is in subdued black and brown tones, against a polished black Brazilian marble floor. Drover leather in colour pistachio is a neutral colour and used to upholster the back of the large booths that envelope and define seating and table areas.
Drover is a semi-aniline leather with a hand-polished, antique wax finish. This gives a more worn appearance and offers a light protection to the surface. It is available in warm and natural earthy tones, such as pistachio, and provides a lustrous patina of the past. The range is well suited for commercial use, offering the longevity and high-end finish desired in a private jet terminal.