Pilots Bar & Kitchen

flying off the menu...

the task

Pilots Bar & Kitchen is a specialist restaurant at Heathrow T5. Retail design consultancy o1creative asked wonderlandWPA to collaborate by contributing the graphic language and help bring to venue to life.

The venue is inspired by the golden age of commercial aviation and the romantic advertising images of 1950’s commercial air travel. The creative direction was driven by the urge to rejuvenate the spirit and excitement of flying and pay homage to this golden, glamorous, post-war era.

the solution

We worked with o1creative’s team to handpick and curate a mood gallery of illustrations, photography and 50s advertising to anchor the look and feel of the space.

Our favourite image, a dramatic archive photo of the iconic McDonald Douglas DC3 ‘Dakota” features as a floor to ceiling photographic mural. Other walls are decorated with a specially commissioned hand drawn artwork that engenders the optimism and glamour of the period.