Luxury lighting scheme by Chelsom for Windstar fleet

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    Working alongside cruise specialists McVitty Interior Consultants of London and Trimline Interiors of Southampton, Chelsom have been appointed to manufacture and supply all the cabin lighting across the Windstar fleet, comprising Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star. As part of the multi-million dollar fleet refurbishment plan which was launched last Autumn, Chelsom is also in the process of designing bespoke public area lighting on this luxurious fleet.

    The bespoke cabin lighting was designed to exude luxury, and create ambience to enhance the rich interior scheme created by McVitty. Being involved by the designers right from the concept stage allowed Chelsom to play a pivotal role in the design, ensuring that the product was perfect for a marine environment.

    The bespoke combination wall brackets which offer general bedside lighting together with directional flexi-arm LED reading light, have already been supplied for Wind Surf. Finished in a beautiful satin brass finish, the brackets are completed by silk pebble coloured shades. For the lounge area, the designers specified heavily ribbed blown glass table lamps from Chelsom in smoked grey colour with matching silk shades. For stability, the lamp bases were adapted to be securely fitted to the wooden furniture.

    In April, when the Wind Star and Wind Spirit yachts reach wetdock, the same specification of lighting will be installed in both ships, along with additional public areas lighting. For the reception areas, Chelsom is putting together prototype design proposals with McVitty Interiors for large scale central reception pendants which will be stunning.

    Will Chelsom, who heads up the Chelsom cruise division comments, ”We are extremely happy with the lighting products we’re supplying to the Windstar projects. In my opinion, McVItty and Trimline Interiors have created the most striking and luxurious looking Cruise Ship cabins I have ever seen. I am so glad that Chelsom can claim to be a part of this superb trio of refurbishment projects.”

    Chelsom will be exhibiting at the Cruise Shipping Miami exhibition next month, from March 12-15th where they will be previewing some of the new Edition 23 catalogue lighting products to be launched in May.

    Daniel Fountain / 27.02.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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