PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh has produced custom outdoor rugs for Delta Air Lines’ first-ever outdoor airport terrace, called The Sky Deck at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Delta Sky Club. Part of the airline’s $1.2 billion expansion at the airport’s new Terminal 4, The Sky Deck opened May 24. A second Sky Deck at Delta Sky Club is scheduled to open at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on June 10.
The airline partnered with Architectural Digest and designer Thom Filicia to develop the decks as distinctive spaces that would be extensions of the Delta Sky Clubs. Safavieh created two 9-by-25-foot custom outdoor rugs for the 2,000-square-foot JFK Sky Deck, and two additional rugs (10-by-11- and 9-by-17.5-foot) for Atlanta. Made in Turkey, the rugs are commercially rated adaptations of Filicia’s residential outdoor Chatham rug for Safavieh Couture in Indian Red.
The outdoor space will operate seasonally and will be open to all Delta Sky Club visitors.
“We are honored that our rugs are featured in Thom Filicia’s design for the new Delta Sky Decks,” said Arash Yaraghi, Safavieh principal. “And we are proud to be in the company of the other beautiful furnishings Thom specified for the project. Not only do Delta’s outdoor terraces enhance the luxury travel experience, they are in synch with the growing demand by consumers for elegant outdoor spaces in their own homes.”
Jonathan Yaraghi, director of wholesale furnishings for Safavieh, attended a preview of the Sky Deck at JFK prior to last week’s opening. “It’s a one of a kind travel experience: St. Tropez meets JFK. You are in a luxurious lounge three stories above the runway watching planes take off and land. And at the same time you’re taking in the sun and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.”
Besides Safavieh, other companies with products on The Sky Deck terrace include Hinkley Lighting, FLOS, JANUS et Cie and Made Goods.