Today we’re going to show you a luxury sleeper train with a vintage decor: the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of the London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. This train was launched in May 2017 and welcomes its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian Andes.
Designer, Inge Moore, said that MUZA Lab’s vision, “was to design somewhere to ponder and dream, a space where the beauty of the land can infuse the soul.”
The decor of this unique train is soft and airy, with predominantly neutral tones, such as the off-white, timber paneling on the walls, along with linen roman blinds framing the stunning vistas.
Inspired by midcentury design, this leather upholstery armchair has a slender yet boxy structure. The boxy look is due to the frame of the chair although its details in polished brass give it a lighter touch. The unique piece of midcentury modern design, Dean Armchair is a rebel piece yet always classy.
Locally sourced crafts – textiles, artworks – in bright, bold colors and patterns punctuate the sophisticated décor in the form of the eye-catching, accent pillows or the downy-soft, baby alpaca blankets that literally “pop” from the beds, armchairs, and sofas, to the art hanging on the walls.
Other, very distinctively, “Peruvian” elements abound too: such as the brass room keys which have been forged to resemble the Incan Chakana Cross.
The journey also provides guests with experiences unlike anything else otherwise experienced in other luxurious accommodations. Take for instance the “Ichu” Observation Car; from its scrolled balconied roof, guests can take a moment’s respite on the traditional textile upholstered, large, round center seat and embrace the invigorating 360˚ views as the train climbs nearly 4,900 meters up into the clouds!
Alternatively, any guest in search of a more relaxing moment can book a calming treatment at the “Picaflor” Spa; cozy up in the “Maca” Piano Bar for a drink and a slow tune played on the glossy black instrument; or get dressed up in order to enjoy the fine restaurant experience of the elegant Dining Cars.
And you? Would you like to make a magical journey in this vintage train?
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