Following on from the success of our first project with Virgin Atlantic Airlines, we were asked to work on the new cabin interiors and bar for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aim behind the Upper Class bar is to create a genuine social hub. As in the earlier project, we angled the bar so that is faces passengers on boarding, and allowing them to gather around it during the flight, creating an entirely new dynamic for crew interaction. The cantilevered bar with its sharp cutaway is clad in textured panels, emphasising the volumetric lightness of the aircraft entrance. The angled ceiling creates a subtle refraction of light into the space. Back milled solid surface panels form the end of the bar, housing changeable back lighting to suit the different atmospheres of which the bar is a central part.