Wes Anderson’s Art Deco inspiration aboard the British Pullman train

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British Pullman train’s Cygnus car, Belmond. Source : Belmond.com

Director Wes Anderson, famous in particular for his masterpieces The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, takes the future passengers of the British Pullman train into his world, a pleasant journey back in time revealed a few days ago. Boarding the vintage train at London Victoria Station you will visit the beautiful English countryside. 

The Cygnus carriage he signs remains faithful to its original era, the 1950s, with touches of very elegant Art Deco style. You can feel the warmth of the green velvets, the gilding, an exceptional marquetry and touches of powder pink on the ceilings. The benches, woodwork and crockery make reference to figures of naturalism with swans, clouds, waves, palm trees ..

Extracts from our books and magazines on decorative arts and the Art Deco era.

The Art Deco style is widely represented in our documentary collection. We have many books and magazines that include furniture, crockery, patterns, lighting, tapestries, etc. Continuous source of inspiration, this era continues to influence contemporary designers in decoration.

Extracts from our books and magazines on decorative arts and the Art Deco era.

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Sources of our documentary extracts : 

Design des années 50-60, Judith Miller / Les arts décoratifs anglais, Stafford Cliff / L’art déco, Judith Miller / Art déco, Pierre Kjellberg