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Queen Mary 2

Design Firm

  • SMC Design


Parrott Photography

The Story

Cunard Line relaunched its flagship, Queen Mary 2, after a £90 million refurbishment in 2016. This iconic vessel has long been part of great ocean liner history and was lovingly remastered. Taking design inspiration from the original Queen Mary, it is now the last remaining transatlantic ocean liner in the world.

Ulster was delighted to design and manufacture bespoke carpets for this magnificent ship. The mammoth project involved 21,500 square metres of Ulster carpet, including our striking starburst carpet in the Grand Lobby Entrance.

It can be hard to imagine the colossal amount of work and dedication it has taken to complete this project, the whole refurbishment took 1 million hours to design and 8 million hours to build!

The beautiful patterns in our stunning Queen Mary 2 carpets are a subtle nod to the regal heritage of the ship. All of the designs are truly exceptional, with many boasting intricate and three dimensional elements. The geometric prints epitomise an era of luxury, sophistication and glamour, sentiments which are evident through the opulent and cohesive decor scheme onboard.

Although the ship’s interiors are inspired by its history, the carpets bring an element of modernism while fitting in perfectly with the traditional aspects. The colours were carefully selected to complement the striking designs, with royal reds, golds and deep sea blues flowing underfoot. The most fabulous carpeting feature is without a doubt the retro style starburst carpet in the atrium, which has received countless compliments.