British interior designer Kelly Hoppen has teamed up with Celebrity Cruises to create an innovative new yacht: she’s named Celebrity Edge and it’s a vessel with an innovative new art as well as a revolutionary design to match.
According to Celebrity Cruises when they were still planning the interior design of the vessel, they wanted to make sure that every stateroom would help people unwind at sea the same way they unwind when arriving at home after a long day. So they contacted Hoppen due to her style in which East and West meet: specifically using neutral tones and clean lines mixed in with “charming warmth and sumptuous opulence”.
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Kelly also shared the same mindset during the design process. According to her:
“We were inspired by the notion that it is possible to sail away from the demands of modern living and retreat to a splendid space with an endlessly changing view(…)”
Celebrity Edge has 1,500 suites designed by the British designer. This is a good example of a yacht in which Kelly Hoppen’s style can clearly be seen through the neutral palettes with little touches of bright colors. Not only that, but the vessel also has a classic and timeless style, exuding harmony and elegance for the guests.
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Another of the ship’s most relevant features is her moving deck (known as the Magic Carpet) which has the same size as a tennis court traveling 16 stories up and down the side of the ship. Hoppen was initially unnerved by the bright colors of Magic Carpet, however, she managed to adapt her style to the interior design of this area of Celebrity Edge.
Other people in the design area were involved in the project, among them architect Tom Wright, who is responsible for the exterior design of the Magic Carpet and also Patricia Urquiola who was behind the conception of a lounge area located at the rear of the ship with a triple-height ceiling, and a huge glass wall with almost 650 square metres of glass. The Spanish interior designer also created the ship’s Cyprus restaurant and ub. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku (from design studio Jouin Manku) were also involved in Celebrity Edge‘s design, having created the Grand Plaza of the vessel.