Movie director Wes Anderson – well-known for his distinctive aesthetic and eye for retro-modern interiors – has designed a luxurious practice carriage within the UK.
The director of The Grand Budapest Lodge and The Royal Tenenbaums has kitted out the Cygnus carriage of Belmond’s luxurious British Pullman practice, which runs glamorous day excursions and eating experiences from London’s Victoria station.
Photographs of the brand new carriage present a number of Wes signatures, equivalent to a love of mint inexperienced and powder pink shades, setting off the shiny wooden panelling of the restored classic practice.
“I really like trains!” mentioned Anderson of the collaboration.
“I’ve usually had the possibility to invent practice compartments and carriages in my films, so I used to be instantly happy to say ‘sure’ to this actual life alternative, and really desperate to make one thing new whereas additionally collaborating within the strategy of preservation which accompanies all of the traditional Belmond practice tasks. They’re protecting one thing particular alive – igniting this endangered species of journey into a brand new golden period.”
There’s a swan theme to Anderson’s carriage designs, with metallic element imitating water and swan-shaped Champagne coolers on tables.
The identify of the carriage, Cygnus, refers back to the Greek god of steadiness who usually seems in myths within the type of a swan.
A day journey within the carriage with full dinner service prices from £400 per individual.
A lot of Anderson’s movies reference historic design and structure, with some, equivalent to The Darjeeling Categorical, additionally evoking the golden age of practice journey – making Belmond a pure companion to collaborate with.
The posh resort group owns the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Categorical in addition to lavish trains in Scotland and Peru, and one other plying the route between Bangkok and Singapore.
Different Anderson-themed journey experiences embody the director’s designs for Milan’s Bar Luce, within the Fondazione Prada cultural centre, and a London-based exhibition impressed by designs for his movie The French Dispatch.
His aesthetic is so recognisable that it’s sparked the guide, web site and social media channels By chance Wes Anderson, that includes photographs of curious, quirky and pleasing-to-the-eye decor and surroundings you’d anticipate to see in an Anderson movie.