Discover the magnificent interior of the Orient-Express, the train that will depart from Paris


Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-18 17:04:01

The famous Orient-Express train will be back on the rails for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Before it criss-crosses Europe, from Paris to Vienna, the luxury train is getting a makeover between the expert hands of French craftsmen. Check out the result below.

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It is to the architect Maxime d'Angeac that we owe the new look of the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express. The Frenchman and his teams have the difficult task of restoring the 17 original cars of the train : bar car, dining car and suites.

Although the cars are original (1920-1930), their interior has partly been well preserved. Despite everything, the architect plans to adopt an Art Deco style and an Empire style. We thus learn that the new cars will be decorated with Morrison and Nelson marquetry and that Maxime d'Angeac was inspired by the motifs of the Suzanne Lalique tapestries, present in the original train.

The future Orient-Express wants to extend its history

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

For this Orient-Express new formula, the craftsmen have seen the big picture. In the bar car, a call button for champagne and service personnel will be available. While the tables will be equipped with a clock which will ring the hour of the cocktail and the dinner.

« I tried to reinterpret the story of this legendary train, without any nostalgia, but with the desire to extend its story, to transport us elsewhere. Like in a dream “said Maxime d’Angeac.

The decorations of the train are currently visible at the Domus Maubourg, at Paris , from October 17 to 21. Another exhibition will take place at the Design Miami show, from November 30 to December 5, in Miami.

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq

Credit: Maxime d'Angeac and Martin Darzacq