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  • From Chelsea Harbour to the High Seas – Design at Knightsbridge on Board

    Daniel Fountain
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    The chic yet convivial atmosphere on board three of the world’s most prestigious cruising yachts has been enhanced by sumptuous upholstered furniture manufactured by Yorkshire-based Design at Knightsbridge. Windstar Cruises’ Wind Spirit, Wind Star and flagship vessel Wind Surf have now set sail for destinations around the world following a complete interior re-fit which has embraced all public areas, restaurants and bars in addition to cabins and staterooms. Products from the Design at Knightsbridge seating portfolio were specified for the lounge areas of all three ships by Alan McVitty, Creative Director of Chelsea Harbour’s McVitty Interior Consultants, working in partnership with Southampton-based marine interior specialists Trimline Interiors. Now presenting a blend of elegance and sophistication, the renovated lounges feature fresh palettes and enticing textures, with the gleam of new polished flooring echoed in the lustrous exposed woodwork of the chairs and sofas.

    Accomplished in two phases over 12 months, the re-fit effected a total transformation of the vessel interiors. ‘We’re all very proud of what has been achieved,’ says Mike Oliver, Director of Trimline Interiors.

    Design at Knightsbridge were asked to supply nearly 200 chairs to the fleet, with the order including examples of Monaco – a fresh interpretation of the classic upholstered armchair – and shapely Panama upright armchairs. These timeless, traditionally-styled models mingle perfectly with the more contemporary profiles of the Millie and Maddie easy club chairs and Mondrian armchairs, all from exclusive collections created for the company by design consultant James A Wright.

    The Design at Knightsbridge seating installed on board Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star was manufactured at the Knightsbridge Furniture factory in Bradford using timber from renewable sources. The company also displays its commitment to sustainability through FSC, PEFC and FISP certification, ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for its environmental management system and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality management accreditation.

    A dedicated sales division and supporting website are the global gateway to all Design at Knightsbridge collections of seating, tables and occasional furniture for the hospitality and corporate sectors. To view the full portfolio, visit www.design-at-knightsbridge.co.uk

    Daniel Fountain / 11.07.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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