International Cruise and Ferry - Spring/Summer 2019
Onboard Experience FEATURE International Cruise & Ferry Review 172 The power of the right light Chelsom’s new range of Halo lights makes it easy for designers to create the perfect onboard atmosphere Lighting can transform the look and feel of any room, particularly onboard passenger ships where it can be used to make spaces feel bigger or alter their ambience throughout the day. Chelsom has created a new range of Halo lights, which comprise LED filament bulbs encircled by brushed brass rings and accented with satin black metalwork to create a soft, warm glow. Available for both walls and ceiling, the light fittings comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and enhance any marine interior design scheme. Leading the way with LEDs Beadlight’s slimline lights are ideal for optimising space in guest cabins LED lights are fast becoming popular onboard passenger ferries because they last longer, save energy and are easier to maintain than traditional incandescent lights. Founded in 1997, Beadlight designs and manufactures Ultimate LED Lights that can be used by the marine industry. It focuses on creating reading lights and ambient lighting, which can be customised in a range of finishes by the company’s in-house design and production team at its head office in Oxford, UK. Recently, the company has created a Slimline Range with a 12.5-millimetre installation depth, which means they take up less space in suites and staterooms. Customised flooring Forbo Flooring and Philippe Starck are redefining the role of flooring in interior design All flooring on passenger ships must be warm and comfortable to walk on, highly durable and easy to clean, but to truly make an interior stand out, it should also have a striking design. Achieving this is easy when operators use new Flotex FR flocked flooring from Forbo Flooring and Philippe Starck. The collection comprises three different systems – Vortex, Artist and Twilight – each of which has four separate components that can be rearranged to create unique floor plans. The digitally printed carpets play with scale and transition, creating a new language in the perception of interior spaces and floor covering design.