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Crystal Mozart

Design Firm



Courtesy of II BY IV DESIGN

The Story

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 river Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, the design of the Crystal Mozart is an enchanting blend of old world charm and luxurious elegance.

Refurbished in June 2016, it was specifically designed to fit into the wider locks of the river Danube, 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.

While the Crystal Mozart is a six star luxury river boat resembling a high end hotel or luxury flat, an elegant land based design aesthetic was achieved. All suites feature custom sumptuous carpets with standout patterns 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.