Wimberly Interiors unveils designs for Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carriages

Wimberly Interiors unveils designs for Venice Simplon-Orient-Express carriages

Wimberly Interiors has unveiled the design of three ultra-luxurious private Grand Suites aboard the seminal Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Adorned with opulent marquetry, the sumptuous suites offer guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to be transported to the golden era of travel in suitably contemporary luxury, from March 2018.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express brings to life the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of travel with its luxurious 1920s and 1930s carriages.

Drawing inspiration from the romance, adventure and style of each of the destinations the train weaves through; Paris, Venice and Istanbul, Wimberly Interiors has used ornate detailing, hand-beaded embroidery and lavish fabrics to reflect each city’s unique character.

Wimberly Interiors worked closely with Belmond to retain the carriage’s intrinsic features and enrich the original bespoke details, celebrating the original décor of the Roaring Twenties in every stylistic detail.

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Throughout the season, the train journeys through a mobile-tapestry of changing landscapes, connecting three of Europe’s most exciting and culturally rich cities.

The resplendent décor embraces and enhances the carriage’s history, creating an exceptional and genuine experience for the discerning traveller.

“It was extremely important when developing the design concept, that we embraced the unique story and history of the brand.

“To capture the epitome of classic luxury travel that the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exudes,” commented Rachel Johnson, vice president and London studio director, Wimberly Interiors.

“We focused on moments within each city, inspiring visual cues and the overall Belmond guest experience.

“It was an exciting challenge to use this inspiration to recreate the essence of Art Deco glamour in a graceful and timeless design.”