The Golden Age of Air Travel
Ah, the golden age of air travel – when flying was a glamorous affair.
Passengers dressed up, cabin crew broke hearts, and everyone admired the sight of dashing pilots.
Do we look back at the 1950s & 60s era of aviation with rose-tinted glasses? It’s no surprise if there’s a hazy recollection, especially for those on-board at the time, as the glasses were less rose-tinted and more alcohol-filled.
In the days before multi-media systems were installed in the back of every seat, packed full of the latest cinema releases and box sets, in-flight entertainment meant one thing: booze.
Whilst no-one would, or should, endorse Don Draper levels of consumption nowadays, we can still take inspiration from the jet set when it comes to a stylish evening cocktail, or two, as well as our interiors.
From streamlined cocktail shakers and bar carts, to aviation art prints referencing the golden age of the jet set, Mid-Century air travel is a timeless and perpetually elegant theme to welcome into our homes.
The Jet-set era of stylish travel continues to inspire Art & Hue and it’s the measure-happy hospitality of drinks carts and cabin bars that has influenced the latest collection of Jet Set Drinks prints.
These images come courtesy of AirlineRatings.com, who have amassed a wonderful collection of archive pictures rescued from the publicity offices of airlines, some now defunct such as BOAC (the state-owned British airline).
Thanks to Geoffrey Thomas of AirlineRatings.com for permission to use the images below in this blog post.
Ideal for a home bar area, dining room, party pad, or hospitable lounge, Art & Hue’s Jet Set Drinks collection brings the timeless style of Mid-Century travel to your walls.
These new prints expand the popular Jet Set collection, as seen in interior design bible Elle Decoration, which also features Modernist airports & city skylines, all available in three sizes & a wide choice colour options.
Exclusively by Art & Hue, all pop art prints are printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, using fine-art pigment inks for longevity.
Jet Set Drinks£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Drinks Cart£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Aircraft Bar£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Air Hostess£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Cabin Cocktails£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Stewardess Cart£15.00–£39.00 Select options
Mid-Century Bar Trio£42.00–£114.00 Select options
Cabin Crew Trio£42.00–£114.00 Select options
Jet Set Drinks Group£82.00–£226.00 Select options