22nd January 2018

Crystal Mozart

II BY IV DESIGN, in collaboration with Ulster Carpets, designed custom carpets for the suites and corridors aboard the magnificent Crystal Mozart, the first of Crystal Cruises new river ship fleet.

Inspired by the striking, seasonal panoramas of the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary, the design of the Crystal Mozart is and enchanting blend of old world charm and luxurious elegance.  Refurbished in late June 2016, it was specifically designed to fit into wider locks of the Danube River, which majestically glides under low bridges past historic villages and lush landscapes.  Its refurbishment allowed for the design of some of the most spacious river cruise cabins afloat.

A six-star luxury river boat resembling a high-end hotel or luxury flat, an elegant land-based design aesthetic was achieved.  All suites featured custom sumptuous carpets with standout patterns that were inspired by the reflection of water, to ground the interiors.

The corridor leading to the penthouse suites is differentiated by a distinctive plush carpet with an organic and whimsical pattern enhanced by a rich and contrasting colour scheme.  The dynamic pattern animates the corridors while enhancing the natural flow or movement.

Well received by the client and passengers alike, the Crystal Mozart continues to be celebrated with notable accolades.  Most recent, II BY IV DESIGN was honoured at the 2017 SBID International Design Awards in London, where it was selected as a finalist in the Hotel Bedroom and Suites Design category. This project was also shortlisted at the Gold Key Awards, where the Crystal Mozart was up for an award in the best suite category.