The sumptuous staterooms, spacious lounges and fine dining on the Queen Elizabeth exude luxury and elegance but the crowning glory of this iconic cruise ship is the new luxurious axminster carpets manufactured by Ulster Carpets.
The youngest ship in the Cunard fleet recently underwent her latest refurbishment and Ulster Carpets work with London-based M Studio Design to supply 45000m² of carpet – enough to cover Wembley football pitch six and a half times.
Working closely with Alan McVitty at MStudio Design and Cunard, Ulster’s brief was to supply exemplary luxury carpet throughout the ship. Ranging from the grand lobby stairs and landing through to an extensive range of shops, restaurants, suites, staterooms and cabins, Ulster created a variety of bespoke designs specifically tailored to match the décor of each specific area.
Alison Clixby, Cunard’s Hotel Design Director, was keen to marry the ship’s elegant Art Deco heritage with up to date interior furnishings and colour schemes. It was also important to create continuity within the fleet, so previous designs used on Queen Mary and Queen Victoria have been referenced in places, recoloured and modified to suit.
Other areas on Queen Elizabeth have been newly invented with contemporised, sharply delineated Art Deco geometrics and natural forms. Golds and deep rich blues feature strongly teamed with modern stone grey neutrals and terracottas. A striking, large scroll and strapwork compass has been created as a signature emblem at Cunard Place, the main embarkation point. This is echoed through the large open area of the Queens Room, the elegant ballroom.
Having previously manufactured carpet for Queen Mary 2 in 2016 and Queen Victoria in 2017, this work on the Queen Elizabeth means that Ulster Carpet has now designed and supplied carpets for all three Queens in the Cunard fleet.
This is reflective of the high levels of repeat business that Ulster regularly secures. Combining high levels of customer service with custom design capabilities and patented weaving technology, the company has significant experience in providing premium quality, IMO certified carpet specifically manufactured to meet the unique demands of the marine industry.
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