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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.



thursday 19th September 2019, 18.30 - 21:30

Fifty years on from her maiden flight, 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.

On 19th September, alongside the last Concorde ever to fly, Lawrence Azerrad and Sebastian Conran will explore the remarkable ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of the iconic supersonic passenger jet.

This very special evening will include:

  • Lawrence Azerrad and Sebastian Conran exploring the history, design, technology, and lifestyle of Concorde

  • A Q&A session where you can put your questions to Lawrence and Sebastian

  • Watch Concorde’s nose droop: After the talk enjoy a special operation of the Concorde droop nose

  • Supersonic book signing: Bring your copy to be signed, or purchase along with your tickets and we will have your book waiting for you upon arrival

  • The chance to step aboard Concorde: Upon arrival at Aerospace Bristol, you will have the opportunity to go on board Concorde Alpha Foxtrot

  • The history of Concorde explored in a stunning show - projected on to the aircraft itself - and through the fascinating Concorde Exhibition

  • An opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from creative industries before and after the talk. The Concorde Bar will be open to purchase refreshments upon arrival

celebrate concorde50

This special event will be held at Aerospace Bristol on 19th September - the 51st anniversary of the roll-out of Concorde 002 - as part of our Concorde50 celebrations.

Places are limited, so book now and discover the creative optimism and determination that made Concorde possible.


About the Speakers

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.

About the book

Supersonic Book
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.
— Lawrence Azerrad
Supersonic Book
Supersonic Book
Supersonic Book

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