Chelsom were delighted to be involved in the design and manufacture of the majority of the public area lighting on board the world’s largest cruise ship, supplying some 600 fittings covering 74 different designs. Chelsom’s marine experience ensured effective ‘marinisation’ of luminaires to cope with the continual movements on board caused by the sea state or vibration. All component parts were modified to be securely fixed and rattle free with sound engineering whilst still retaining the striking visual impact required by the 12 different designers involved.
The areas within which Chelsom worked included the Theatre where they supplied three 3m diameter statement pendants incorporating burlesque style stretch style spandex fabric and lace ribbons to give a Moulin Rouge style; Wonderland where an entire ceiling lighting structure was created featuring hundreds of delicate suspended porcelain flowers lit with fibre optics; Central Park where magnificent street lamps housed sound systems inside them, where Jamie’s restaurant featured chandeliers dressed with mouth blown glass balls and Vintages where ceiling fittings and wall lights were gold gilded and dressed with crystal; the Windjammer restaurant where Chelsom created food whisks with tiny LED lights concealed within to illuminate the servery; Sorrento’s with its huge central fitting incorporating illuminated acrylic rods; the Casino with its opulent elliptical crystal chandeliers, each faceted drop being securely fixed and illuminated with LED light sources. Beyond that Chelsom also manufactured lighting for the Diamond Club, the Jazz Club, the Comedy Club, Pub and Teen Lounge.