For this mythical train whose name raises only dreams and fantasies, it was not a question of copying and pasting the original Orient-Express, but rather to recreate the atmosphere of an exceptional train that would convey the same spirit, in a 21st century version.
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Inside the eighteen carriages, three of which have been transformed into suites, is an anthology of the finest French crafts. Woodwork, goldsmithing, marquetry... give life to an atmosphere over which hovers the poetry of a forgotten and rediscovered world, that of patience, observation, the time of exchanges, dressed dinners...
For this mythical train, which was once decorated by René Prou, René Lalique, Christofle... and which will travel all over the world, Maxime d'Angeac has brought together the most beautiful materials, elm burr, mahogany, velvet, silk, beveled mirror, crystal...
The rebirth of the Orient Express is a technological challenge, meeting scientific and technical criteria, and an artistic and aesthetic challenge where the entire project has been conceived as a total work of art. From the screws stamped Orient Express to the innovative concept of the suites, a few mind games and an exact science of detail will allow travelers to rediscover the great splendor of the Orient Express - says Maxime D'Angeac.
A unique travel experience, imagined through a contemporary vision of comfort and extreme luxury. A real exercise in style to travel through the most beautiful landscapes of the world in a dreamlike and excellent way.
"The starting point of this fabulous project is a dream. A contemporary story in the wake of the Orient Express myth. A projection into an era, the 1920s. In the culture of luxury. And its craftsmen".
"The future Orient Express is first and foremost a technical challenge. An object in motion, complex, sacred by the beauty of rhythm, crossed by technological revolutions, by the history of inventions and design. From these principles was built an original project, resolutely contemporary, inspired by the notion of the Modulor established by Le Corbusier, by the strict respect of proportions at the source of the design, and the permanent search for comfort on board."
"Everything started with drawings, sketches and models made by hand. A meticulous work. Just like before. By slipping into the shoes of its creators, from René Prou to Suzanne Lalique, I tried to reinterpret the history of this legendary train, without any nostalgia, but with the desire to extend its history, to transport us elsewhere. As if in a dream."