Titanic: furrowing the seas of luxury

Titanic: furrowing the seas of luxury

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In spite of how tragic its end was (and that of the more than 1500 people who died in it), this great beast of the seas is an icon. It was built between 1909 and 1912 at the Harland and Wolff shipyard (Belfast) and had all the details that make it a logo of the most sumptuous decoration of the early twentieth century. Those responsible were William Pirrie, managing director of Harland and Wolff and Thomas Andrews, naval engineer. Although they failed to design their security systems, they did not do the same with their delicate details. It cost a total of about 7.5 million dollars of the time (about 300 million dollars at the current exchange rate). Gold, silver and bronze enveloped the ship in a space of comfort for the well-off, where the classic details with a baroque accent breathed in every corner, resulting in an ostentatious and impressive structure.

They used white wood coverings, built-in fireplaces with electric stoves and majestic spiral-shaped stairs that ascended to the meeting places, such as living rooms and dining rooms, spaces dressed by delicate carpets and tapestries. Of course, tableware type limoges They were the pieces par excellence to feed a luxury crew.

A regal glass dome added natural light to the ensemble thanks to the skylights on both sides of the stairs. In the rooms, luxury was no less: stately white pine panels, solemn Mahogany furniture and environments decorated in Gregorian style to bring tranquility to its passengers. The Palace of Versailles was one of the reasons for inspiration when decorating the ocean liner, being evident in the tapestries and carved wooden panels.

One of the details that stood out in its decoration were the bronze candlesticks and mirrors, which conferred a distinguished elegance to all environments. The white marble and tinted glass completed a dreamlike decoration of a ship that, despite being designed with all the illusion and finesse possible, did not obtain more than a tragic end of the trip in the middle of the Atlantic, becoming a true legend that today rest in the depths of the sea.

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In 1997, James Cameron took the legendary ship to the cinema through the love story that starred actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The era, characterized by a strong classicism, is the scene of the relationship that united these two characters, coming from totally opposite worlds ... and levels within the same boat.

That majestic luxury was only suitable for the wealthy. The poorest traveled in the third class, without the facilities of first-class travelers. The story shows through his love, the contrast between poverty and wealth at the beginning of the century, between dreamlike details such as the corners through which Rose (Kate Winslet) moves and the most gloomy places that Jack frequented.

Jewels with history

The film made us partakers of unforgettable moments of cinema like when a very young DiCaprio drew a radiant Kate Winslet. The details of the luxury of the beginning of the century are not only evident through the decoration of the ocean liner, but also through small details such as the jewel around which the story Cameron wanted to tell, through an old Rose, as background of the film: that of the heart of the sea. A delicate and valuable choker that the protagonist wore and that years later search through bathyscaphs in the remains of what was once the ship of abundance.

Charming jewelers

The wealthy of the time had all their belongings controlled in flirty auxiliary furniture such as this pine and cherry wood jewelry cabinet from Westwings.

For small treasures

Who knows if the most valuable jewels of the crew will not rest among corals, enclosed in small table jewelers similar to the one proposed today Westwing, in delicate aged wood, with mirror.

Unparalleled auxiliaries

Each corner was loaded with a detail or an auxiliary furniture designed so that a demanding crew was not lacking anything. One way to introduce the Titanic into your home is through these types of structures, such as a small console in a passage or corner in the bedroom.

The proposal of the image is of Westwing (99 €)

For the most flirtatious

One of the furniture that could not be missing in such a superb ocean liner, were the dressers. The women of the time, flirtatious and ultra feminine, made life in them. Today, these pieces are practically cult furniture that give your home an original distinction.

The proposal of the image is of Portobello Street (694 €)

First class comforts

The first class rooms were equipped with all kinds of auxiliary furniture designed for the comfort of travelers. For example, small footstools such as this one, aged wood and upholstered seat in earth tone Westwing (79 €)

Minute details

Every corner of the classrooms where the first class rubbed shoulders was carefully taken care of. Today, we could remember these places with resin vases like this one, from Westwing.

Shabby chic

Part of that centennial nostalgia could be recovered through style furniture shabby chic, that so much melancholy and longing wake up thanks to its aged effect. Its structure, classic and romantic, full of round bends, could perfectly be that of a comfortable one of a wealthy teenager of the first class of the Titanic.

The dresser in the image is made of poplar wood and DM, of Westwing

Delicate headboards

The beds, perfectly dressed on their four sides by ostentatious headboards or canopies, could be the object of current inspiration when decorating our bedroom with iron structures like this, model Langeais, from The English Court.

Ostentatious narcissism

When decorating the structures of the mirrors, everything was little to extol these accessories in which the first class enlarged its narcissism. Bronze was one of the most used materials.

In the picture, mirror with aged bronze frame Westwing

Division of stays

Formerly, the screens were widely used structures to separate the classic bedrooms from the master bedrooms, from the dressing room ...

Today you can find pieces with a classic flavor such as these paulownia wood panels, from Westwing

Exquisite glassware

The utensils, crockery and glassware enjoyed by first class travelers was not of lower quality. Exquisite porcelain and carved glasses dressed the lavish meals.

Currently, glassware games rescue that luxurious essence in a 'low cost' version. The image model is from By table, available in The English Court.

The Charterhouse of Seville

A classic tableware that would have fit perfectly is the model that will never go out of style for the exquisite elegance: La Cartuja de Sevilla, with the delicate pieces made of earthenware.

The image model, in pink, is available in The English Court.

Wrought porcelain

Delicate sets of ceramic and carved and carved porcelain with floral motifs are currently available to resurrect the spirit of the Titanic on your table.

In the picture, the model Damascus, from Zara Home

Floral air

Other games more colorful but no less delicate rescue the essence of the beginning of the century and the ostentation that was used in the most famous ship in the history of the seas.

In the picture, tableware Good views, model Lazuli