Yorkshire-based Design at Knightsbridge has enhanced the interiors of three prestigious cruising yachts with its luxurious upholstered furniture. Windstar Cruises’ Wind Spirit, Wind Star and flagship vessel, Wind Surf, have now set sail for destinations around the world following a complete interior re-fit, which has embraced all public areas, restaurants and bars in addition to cabins and staterooms.
Products from the Design at Knightsbridge seating portfolio were specified for the lounge areas of all three ships by Alan McVitty, creative director of Chelsea Harbour’s McVitty Interior Consultants, when working in partnership with Southampton-based marine interior specialist, Trimline Interiors.
Presenting a blend of elegance and sophistication, the renovated lounges feature fresh palettes and enticing textures, with the gleam of new polished flooring echoed in the lustrous exposed woodwork of the chairs and sofas.
Accomplished in two phases over 12 months, the re-fit resulted in a total transformation of the vessel interiors. “We’re all very proud of what has been achieved,” says Mike Oliver, director of Trimline Interiors.
Design at Knightsbridge was asked to supply nearly 200 chairs to the fleet, with the order including examples of Monaco – a fresh interpretation of the classic upholstered armchair – and shapely Panama upright armchairs. The timeless, traditionally-styled models complement the more contemporary profiles of the Millie and Maddie easy club chairs and Mondrian armchairs, all from exclusive collections created for the company by design consultant, James A Wright.
The Design at Knightsbridge seating installed on board Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star was manufactured at the Knightsbridge Furniture factory in Bradford, West Yorkshire, using timber from renewable sources. The company also displays its commitment to sustainability through FSC, PEFC and FISP certification, ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for its environmental management system and BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality management accreditation.
A dedicated sales division and supporting website are the global gateways to all Design at Knightsbridge collections of seating, tables and occasional furniture for the hospitality and corporate sectors. The company’s plans for the coming months include the launch of new dining chair collections, which are to be unveiled at Sleep 2013 on stand M4A in November.