The Seven Seas Splendor joined the Regent family in February 2020. The luxury cruise ship features spacious suites, a plethora of balcony space plus a curated art collection with pieces from more than 200 artists. Add to this magnificent crystal lighting from Preciosa and you have one captivating cruise ship.
Preciosa worked with three interior design firms: Tillberg Design of Sweden, YSA Design and Studio DADO as well as lighting consultants We are Light on more than 100 light pieces throughout the ship’s public spaces as well as one of the suites.
The interiors scheme of the ship is white, minimalistic and airy, the perfect backdrop for Preciosa’s lighting. Every design piece was created fresh for the Seven Seas Splendor taking into account the space, usage and the usual challenges which come when designing maritime lighting.
With Tillberg Design of Sweden, we created lighting for six spaces. A monumental chandelier inspired by a compass rose, the figure on a compass or map used to display the orientation of north, east, south and west, can be found in the Main Dining Room, Deck 4. The installation is comprised of 870 illuminated hand-blown glass panels and stainless steel. This nearly 2800 kilogram light took three craftsmen 10 days to meticulously install. Elsewhere in this dining room, there are eight more chandeliers made from flat structured glass and steel. In the Atrium, Deck 5, rows of hand-blown crystal clear glass components with a cut pattern line the space. In the Garden Restaurant, Deck 10 a sparkling 2-metre crystal flush mount chandelier amps up the elegance. More than 160 crystal spheres float above the game players in the Casino, Deck 4. Our final space with Tillberg was in the fantastic Regent Suite. More than 400 square metres of luxury includes a chandelier and wall sconces in the suite’s lobby as well as a dazzling installation in the TV area made from hand-blown crystal squares covered in Stardust.
One of the most exquisite installations we did was with Studio DADO in the Observation Lounge. Before guests even arrive to the space, they’ll pass through a ‘tunnel’ of hand-blown crystal flowers. A mix of materials adds variety and interest; 70 percent of the flowers are opal with 30 percent being clear glass with bubbles. The flower power continues in the Lounge itself which is dominated by a more than 6-metre installation formed from the same flowers. Elsewhere in the Lounge are four ceiling chandeliers featuring a combination of a champagne metal surface and organza fabric shades. Finally in the Card Room, Deck 11, we created an acrylic, rose-shaped ceiling light.