Cunard Line Appoints SMC Design for Queen Mary 2 Refit
Cunard Line has appointed SMC Design to lead the development of Queen Mary 2's interior spaces in preparation for her forthcoming major refit in 2016.
Cunard’s flagship will undergo a multi-million 25-day (27 May – 21 June) extensive refurbishment that will see new interior designs and new guest experiences introduced on the most iconic ship in the world as she begins the next chapter in what has already been an illustrious career.
This recent announcement follows hot on the heels of news that Queen Mary 2, during the refit, will gain 15 new solo occupancy staterooms and an additional 30 Britannia Club staterooms. She will also see her onboard kennels expanded in order to cater for the high demand that this incredibly unique facility attracts.
The design team, which was founded in 1994 and specialises in the maritime sector, has worked on many ships from small luxury yachts to some of the largest cruise ships ever built. The company also has a history of working with Cunard ships both past and present, leading previous refit projects of QE2, Cunard Countess and Cunard Princess, while also being involved in the designs for its current fleet: Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
The new designs will focus on updating iconic art deco lines and subtly introducing classic Deco touches inspired by the lines rich heritage. They also aim to give the interior spaces clear identity and character with some strong traditional Cunard colours introduced as features and off-set against more neutral Queen Mary 2 tones. With new signature colour schemes, new carpets, new furniture as well as more decorative fixtures and fittings installed throughout, the design approach is set to ensure the flagship retains her leading position.
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