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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Design | January 23, 2021 |

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Designed by Wimberly Interiors

A work of art in itself and a true art deco icon, Belmond’s legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train is one of the world’s most celebrated travel experiences. Adventure and style are intimately bound in journeys that crisscross Europe, gliding through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities. Along the way, guests relax in sumptuous vintage cabins, enjoying gastronomic cuisine and a lively onboard atmosphere, before spending the evening in one of 84 cabins or 3 Grand Suites.

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Adorned with opulent marquetry, the sumptuous Grand Suites offer guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to be transported to the golden era of travel in suitably contemporary luxury. Designed by Wimberly Interiors, a studio of global multidisciplinary design firm WATG, the suites bring to life the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of travel. Drawing inspiration from key destinations along the train’s route – Paris, Venice and Istanbul – Wimberly Interiors used ornate detailing, hand-beaded embroidery and lavish fabrics to reflect each city’s unique character while working closely with Belmond to retain the carriages’ intrinsic features and enrich the original bespoke details.

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“When developing the design concept it was extremely important that we embraced the unique story and history of the brand, we worked closely with Belmond‘s design team to capture the epitome of classic luxury travel that the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exudes”, comments Rachel Johnson, Senior Vice President and Wimberly Interiors London Studio Director. “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”.

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The Paris Suite
Light and classic, this chic suite draws on the French capital’s grand architecture with flourishes of haute couture.
The Venice Suite
Silk, woven fabrics, glass lamps and Venetian furniture reflect grand Italian Baroque and Renaissance design.
The Istanbul Suite
Opulence and romance abound with hand-carved timber and embossed leather, with embroidered textiles that echo the Grand Bazaar.

Three new Wimberly Interiors-designed Grand Suites will be unveiled this Spring. Like Paris, Venice and Istanbul, the latest additions – Vienna, Prague and Budapest – have been named after iconic cities the train travels to each year.

more. www.watg.com

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