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Cover Story

The latest issue of COVER – the magazine and website dedicated to carpets and textiles for modern interiors – features our work with Studio Philippe Nuel on the award-winning Ponant Le Champlain luxury yacht.


With a feature looking at how carpet and textiles are used for transport projects, the bespoke designs we created for this fleet of unique yachts proved a perfect example of how wool-rich carpets offer a sense of luxury, even within the unique demands of marine environments.

Winner of last year’s Transport Category at the AHEAD Europe Awards, Le Champlain is one of six luxury yachts from the Ponant fleet that feature our custom carpets.

Photography by Christophe Dugied – courtesy of PONANT and Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Ponant are the market leaders in luxury expeditions to some of the most remote yet spectacular outposts in the world and Ulster worked with renowned architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel of Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, to add his signature style to these luxury yachts.

Our work on the Ponant fleet, as well as on some of world’s biggest cruise liners, perfectly reflects how we can combine the key attributes of design and durability that are essential to the hospitality sector.

Photography by François Lefebvre – courtesy of PONANT and Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel.

By using our own patented weaving method, the only limit to the designs we can create is your imagination. These unlimited design possibilities give interior designers the flexibility to incorporate additional colour, depth and texture to create flooring works of art.

This is enhanced by wool’s natural tendency to provide greater colour consistency, design clarity and definition. The natural elasticity of wool also means Ulster’s carpets resist compression and recover their shape much more readily while wool is also stain repellent and is easy to maintain with simple, regular maintenance.

Photography by François Lefebvre – courtesy of PONANT and Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel.

All these factors are essential within hospitality environments and highlight why Ulster is chosen for some of the most prestigious hotels, casinos and cruise liners in the world.

To learn more about the design inspiration behind the Ponant project, read our Design Blog – https://ulstercarpets.com/blog/ponant-explorers/

To look at some of our work on projects across the world, visit https://ulstercarpets.com/contract/design/