Company Name: SMC Design
Space Name: The Sidney De Haan Suite
Cruise Line: Saga Cruises
Ship Name: Spirit of Discovery

Named after the founder of SAGA, this suite is monochromatic in tone, with dashes of blush pink and brass through the carpet and furniture design pointing to the Art Deco era. Opulent lighting highlights key areas with dark timber prominent in the cabinetry details. High-end stonework is showcased within the bathroom, with a Rosa marble double vanity unit sitting alongside marble clad bath and shower enclosures.

Brief
To create an independent suite that exemplifies luxurious British design.

The Design
Guests are immediately introduced to the design concept of the space with an art deco inspired mirror detail sat above an entry console. Making their way along the corridor, the room opens up to showcase both the lounge and dining areas of the suite. The furniture in these areas takes on a monochromatic palette, with cushions and fabrics taking on a geometrical pattern that can also be found in some of the artwork of the suite by Tom Hackney. Lightweight framing is a feature of the furniture, with the same brass finish found on trims to the consoles, column and window seat. An elegant chandelier defines the dining area of the suite.

The luxurious carved carpet in soft grey and blush pink hues flows from the lounge, beyond the brass inlayed doors through to the bedroom. The monochromatic cushions by Beaufort Collection are paired with a bespoke cushioned bed throw, with the pink tones picked up by the vanity desk chair sat within the window bay. Dark timber drawers outlined by brass trims continue the design narrative of the suite furniture.

In the private bathroom suite, a Rosa marble double vanity unit is coupled with a jacuzzi bath with monochromatic tiling to the back wall. Brass work accents the Rosa marble sourced from Northern Italy, with the taps, heated towel rail and shower fixings all following this metal finish.

Designer Insight (by Ben Wilson, Senior Designer/Project Manager @SMC Design)

The Sidney De Haan Suite is one of four forward suites on Spirit of Discovery where we as designers had a great opportunity to design individually crafted, luxurious suites for the guests. Whilst the offering was the same within all, the purpose of creating these four different styles was for the guests to find their favourite boutique suite design onboard. From the warmth and boldness of the Ruby Suite, the lightweight delicateness of The Rose Suite, nostalgic art deco inspiration in The Sidney De Haan Suite and contemporary modernism in The Joseph Meyer Suite, SMC Design took great pleasure in designing and delivering these four boutique suites for Spirit of Discovery.


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