Travel in Time with the Orient ExpressBy Angela https://pictolic.com/en/article/travel-in-time-with-the-orient-express
Scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2025, the new Orient Express has been completely redesigned by French architect Maxime d'Angeac, but of course it carries the glittering splendor of trains of the past. It was exhibited first at Paris Art Week, then at Design Miami recently, via virtual reality. Unlike Paris, the king suite, which is the peak point of the train, was also introduced in Miami. d'Angeac was inspired by the pioneers of the Art Deco movement, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann and Armand-Albert Rateau, in the design of the elegantly decorated suite.
The suite spans an entire carriage of the former Nostalgie-Istanbul Orient Express and offers approximately 55 square meters of living space. The wagon features a fireplace on either side and four dramatic pillars with gorgeous Lalique panels. The spacious bedroom is outfitted with rich velvet and sumptuous custom furnishings, while the elegant bathroom pays homage to Rateau with its Art Deco style. The king suite opens into a second luxury twin cabin from 1929. This place is decorated with carefully restored solid mahogany and inlays found in the original train.
Other highlights of the train include the bar carriage that will take passengers back to the 1920s, with its large light domes and glass counter paying homage to the French jeweler René Lalique. It pays homage to the 1920s. Each table here has a special call button for champagne service. The dining car, which should not be exceeded, features a striking mirrored ceiling and ornate partitions with a new interpretation of the track pattern designed by Suzanne Lalique-Haviland in the 1930s.