Interior designer: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIES ARCHITECTE / WILMOTTE & INDUSTRIES
2 240 sqm
Interior design of the ship Commandant Charcot.
The W&A intervention is spread over three decks: the ship's lobby on Deck 5, the departure lock for excursions on Deck 3, and the whole of Deck 9 including the Observatory (a large lounge bar), the spa, the fitness centre, the swimming pool, a restaurant and finally the aft deck outside with a bath and panoramic view.
The starting point of the design was to put the traveller in the condition of discovering a new, unique and virgin landscape. The aim is to highlight the environment, the polar light and never lose sight of the fact that the show is outside. The aim was to keep the view clear so that the eye could glide outwards.
The interior architecture combines fluidity, minerality and stretched lines. All the fittings are based on a gradient of light grey materials. Anthracite grey is used to structure the spaces and, occasionally, a scratched, broken, flayed, immaculate or absolute black stone establishes an intense dialogue between the interior setting and the extreme exterior.