British Pullman, A Belmond Train
Wes Anderson – British Pullman Collaboration
Grosvenor Wilton were appointed to supply carpets for the British Pullman, A Belmond Train’s exclusive collaboration with film director Wes Anderson who has masterfully reimagined the design of their Cygnus carriage.
In keeping with Wes’s unique aesthetic, the beautiful art deco style carpet designs in a rich unique colour palette were taken from initial design development, through to manufacture by the Grosvenor Wilton team.
Cygnus—a carriage built in the 1950s—has its fair share of cinematic history, featuring in the 1972 film Agatha starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. It is one of eleven on the British Pullman, whose carriages have hosted royalty, carried statesmen and survived World War II bomb raids over the years.
The train’s first journey was on Wednesday, October 13, just ahead of the theatrical release of Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch.