Luxury Explores the Open Seas
JC Hospitality worked alongside the talented designers at Enrique Concha & Co to supply and custom-make furniture for the Ventus Australis expedition cruise ship in Patagonia, Chile, as well as the MV Magellan Explorer small ship purpose-built for Antarctica fly cruises. Having worked on a few projects with them in the past, this task was a wonderful collaboration between the two teams, leading the way for exquisitely customised and bespoke designs. A moving outdoor vessel brings its own unique challenges that must be accounted for in the design, as well as the materials chosen. JC Hospitality adapted to meet the needs of being salt air resistant, reduction in weight while maintaining stability, and non-slip solutions. These standards are imperative to ensure ultimate service, comfort, safety, and relaxation for all those onboard.
JC Hospitality outfitted the cabin furniture, lounges, game rooms and dining pieces. On the Ventus Australis the cabins were inspired by 19th century travel, and a luxurious and comfortable ‘luggage’ style was developed as a natural fit for an expedition ship. JC Hospitality was able to provide the highest level of detail and customisation on each of these pieces, going as far as lining the inside of the drawers with antique nautical maps of Chile. The other spaces feature a mix of brass, marble, and alluring wood finishes on bespoke tables and seating pieces with elegant curves to match the ambiance of each room.
The MV Magellan Explorer project was a bit different, as the interior spaces were designed to enhance travellers’ experiences and connection to Antarctica. The furniture designs for the cabins, lounges, library, and dining spaces were made to have clean and sleek lines for a more contemporary feel. The modern environment provides a comfortable, stylish and efficient feel at every turn of the ship.