Windstar Cruises Refurbishment21st March 2013
Working alongside cruise specialists McVitty Interior Consultants of London and Trimline of Southampton, Chelsom have been appointed to manufacture and supply all the cabin lighting across the Windstar fleet, comprising Wind Surf, Wind Spirit and Wind Star.
The bespoke cabin lighting was designed to exude luxury, and create ambience to enhance the rich interior scheme created by McVitty. Being involved by the designers right from the concept stage allowed Chelsom to play a pivotal role in the design, ensuring that the product was perfect for a marine environment.The bespoke combination wall brackets which offer general bedside lighting together with directional flexi-arm LED reading light, have already been supplied for Wind Surf. Finished in a beautiful satin brass finish with bespoke ivory leather detailing, the brackets are completed by pebble coloured silk shades. For the lounge area, the designers specified heavily ribbed blown glass table lamps from Chelsom in smoke colour with matching silk shades. For stability, the lamp bases were adapted to be securely fitted to the wooden furniture.In April, when the Wind Surf and Wind Spirit yachts reach dry dock, the same specification of lighting will be installed in both ships, along with additional public areas lighting. For the reception areas, Chelsom is putting together prototype design proposals with McVitty Interiors for large scale central reception pendants which will be stunning.Will Chelsom, who heads up the Chelsom cruise division comments, “We are extremely happy with the lighting products we’re supplying to the Windstar projects. In my opinion, McVItty and Trimline have created the most striking and luxurious looking Cruise Ship cabins I have ever seen. I am so glad that Chelsom can claim to be a part of this superb trio of refurbishment projects.”