The Crystal Symphony cruise ship is another great example of how diverse we have become in our 30 years of manufacturing bespoke lighting. The newly refurbished cruise ship was our first major marine project and it has already won ‘Cruise Critics Editors Pick Award for Best Refurbishment’.We were originally asked to develop the design and manufacture some of the larger public area installations. However, this soon expanded into various other areas when the designers and lighting consultants (DPA) saw the value we could add to the fittings through design development together with our passion for the whole interior design scheme.
Northern lights embraced the challenges, design restrictions and limitations that make marine jobs so interesting. Working with AD Associates and numerous contractor teams, we developed fittings that could deal with the usual visual and functional constraints such as budgets, tight lead times, aesthetics and ease of installation.
The main feature pendants used mirror polished stainless trim plates. These were a cost-effective way of doubling the impact of the fitting.
We developed the floor lamps and wall lights in various areas to avoid an over engineered look thus delivering a balance of function and elegance.
Visiting the cruise ship whilst in dry dock pending refurbishment was the first time we truly appreciated the scale and challenges that face the architects, interior designers and contractors. Overseeing the installation with numerous international teams and seeing our craftsmen’s hard work come together and finish off the interior scheme really gave us pride in our fittings.