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.

A British Icon

The exclusive Cygnus carriage, designed by filmmaker Wes Anderson. His love of travel and passion for craftsmanship meant, Wes Anderson created a careful balance between the historical preservation of the 1930s carriage, and his signature distinctive style.

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