Wes Anderson teamed up with a British travel company to redesign a train carriage in his signature style.
Director Wes Anderson was invited by the luxury travel company Belmond to redesign one of their 1950s British Pullman train carriages. Renowned for working on Fantastic Mr Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and other hit films, Anderson’s style is shown through his eye for symmetry and attention to detail. His style makes for a whimsical viewing experience.
With the filmmaker’s use of train carriages and motifs within his films, it was no surprise that he took up this opportunity. “I love trains! I have often had the chance to invent train compartments and carriages in my movies – so I was immediately pleased to say yes to this real-life opportunity, he told Wallpaper Magazine.
“[I was] very eager to make something new while also participating in the process of preservation which accompanies all the classic Belmond train projects”.
The carriage, named Cygnus, was redesigned with emerald green and dark wood motifs. It also sports soft pink ceilings and deep red curtains to tie the colours together.
The carriage will first be travelling on the 13th of October. This comes alongside the release of Wes Anderson’s newest movie, The French Dispatch. For passengers in England, tickets start at £400 per person and a £1800 for a 4-seat coupé.
Find photos of the re-designed carriage below: