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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde

Join Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Sebastian Conran principal of Sebastian Conran Associates, for an evening of conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde, the world’s first—and so far only—luxury supersonic airliner.

 

SUPERSONIC: THE DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE OF CONCORDE

thursday 19th September 2019, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Join Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Sebastian Conran principal of Sebastian Conran Associates, for an evening of conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde, the world’s first - and so far only - luxury supersonic airliner.

Supersonic explores the history, design, technology, and lifestyle of Concorde, the 1960s aircraft that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours. Yet, more than the time-bending capabilities of the aircraft itself, Supersonic celebrates the creative optimism and determination that made Concorde’s vision possible. Concorde commissioned notable designers including Sir Terence Conran, Roger Excoffon, Raymond Loewy, and Andrée Putman to create objects and spaces that enhanced the in-flight experience at every touchpoint.

Concorde provides an example of aspiration that we can learn from today. It’s an invitation to dream and create. It provides a calling that is needed now more than ever. We’ll explore that calling September 19, at Aerospace Bristol.
— Lawrence Azerrad

Your evening’s entertainment

Upon arrival at Aerospace Bristol, you will have the opportunity to step aboard Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last of the supersonic jets to fly and explore the Concorde exhibition. Enjoy a glass of wine, available to purchase from the bar, before the event begins.

Purchase a copy of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde and we will have it waiting for you on arrival. Following the event you will have the opportunity to have your copy signed by Lawrence Azerrad.

18:30 - Guests have time to visit Concorde Alpha Foxtrot and the Exhibition Gallery in the Concorde Hangar
20:15 - Event begins in the John James Theatre, including Q&A
21:00 - Book signing on the Concorde Balcony
21:30 - Guests depart

Book your place now and step aboard Concorde Alpha Foxtrot and enjoy a fascinating talk from the designers. Have your copy of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde signed by Lawrence Azerrad, for just £17.50 per person*.

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*A copy of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde is not included with your talk tickets, but you can add it to your basket and have it waiting for you on arrival at the Concorde Hangar on the night.


Lawrence Azerrad is a Grammy Award winning designer, creative director and founder of LADdesign, a Los Angeles based graphic design studio focusing on creating visual experiences that spark emotion for musicians, educational and cultural institutions, and organizations working to visualize the future. Azerrad is the author of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde. The book chronicles the lifestyle and experience of the world’s only luxury supersonic airliner as expressed through design, and was selected by Amazon as a Best of the Year title in Arts & Photography.

Sebastian Conran studied Industrial Design Engineering at Central St. Martins. He set up Sebastian Conran Associates, and has focussed his understanding on how things are made, sold, and used, as well as designing innovative, stylish products, working with top global brands, including the design of Concorde’s interior design. He has taught furniture design at the Royal College of Art, lectures frequently, judges many international design awards, and has written several books, articles and papers.

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Image credits: Supersonic - The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde by Lawrence Azerrad

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