Cunard Unveils World Class Design Team for New Ship

Posted in Future, News on 1 March, 2019

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced the world-class team of designers recruited to create the interiors for its eagerly anticipated new ship.

Award-winning designers Simon Rawlings (David Collins Studio), Terry McGillicuddy (Richmond International) and Sybille de Margerie (Sybille de Margerie Paris) are already working with the ship’s globally renowned Creative Director, Adam D Tihany. Cunard’s fourth ship, which is set to join the fleet in 2022, is yet to be named but will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

“The calibre of talent we have brought together for this project will bring to life our vision of creating a truly world-class ship. Working alongside the legendary Adam D Tihany, the team is working hard to ensure that every aspect of our new ship is exciting and forward-looking, yet unmistakably Cunard.” says Simon Palethorpe, President, Cunard.

Adam D Tihany, Creative Director, added: “We have assembled a dynamic, passionate team of talented creatives whose unique design sensibilities and innate understanding of the Cunard brand will move the dial forward while recapturing the beloved spirit of Cunard travel in this next generation cruise liner.”

While design details of the new ship are still under wraps, Cunard can confirm some of the key spaces that the expert design teams will be bringing to life:

  • Luxury interior design team, David Collins Studio, whose projects have included Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, Corinthia London, The Apartment at The Connaught and Bob Bob Ricard will be responsible for a show-stopping atrium, the Grand Lobby, the Queens Grill Suites and the main dining room. This will be Simon Rawlings and his team’s very first interior afloat.
  • Richmond International, which counts The Langham London and the award-winning Four Seasons Budapest among its clients, will be responsible for the theatre, new and exciting entertainment spaces and the outside deck space.
  • Renowned French interior studio, Sybille de Margerie Paris, whose projects have included The Mandarin Oriental Paris and Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, will be responsible for the retail spaces, the spa and the flagship event space – the Queens Room. This will also be Sybille de Margerie’s first ship interior.

The new ship will be the 249th vessel to sail under the Cunard flag and will bring the luxury line’s fleet up to four, for the first time since the 1980s. She joins Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and the flagship Queen Mary 2.

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