Author Topic: VADS 1969 Design Journal - QE2 Original Design  (Read 39541 times)

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Offline Waverley

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Offline Waverley

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 2009, 10:34 PM »
Here is the company who fitted out the furniture for QM QE AND QE2

Morris contact furniture.

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Offline Twynkle

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2009, 01:09 PM »
Please does anyone know when Harris Tweed was used?
Was it in the original furnishings - I wonder if anyone has a photo?
Wondering where, and for how long, too!?

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Offline Bob C.

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2009, 07:15 PM »
Maybe the Double Room chairs?  It would have matched the herring bone pattern of the carpet.  I'll see what kind of pictures I have.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2009, 07:32 PM »
Thank you Bob,
I was wondering whether Harris Tweed might have been used in one of the Bars,
because it might have been a bit 'scratchy for 'comfortable' chairs.
Interesting too, to think of herring-bone tweed -
In the Sixties, tweeds definitely had a 'country' type of feel about them then,
and I was wondering where a 'tweedy' sort of place might have been on QE2!
The colours of tweed generally then were quite muted, mellow even -
I remember 'smart country ladies and gentlemen' wore tweeds a great deal,
particularly greens, browns, greys, blues - and heathery colours.
   
 

Offline Bob C.

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2009, 10:26 PM »
Rosie,
    Go to my FLICKR page (https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/sets/72157616250526148/) and look at photo numbers 19, 35, 36, 37 in the largest size. 

Number 19 shows a possibility of tweed used on the stateroom bed bumpers (brown cushioned rim around the bed) - possiblity one.

Numbers 35-37 show the Double Room furniture and look to me to be the strongest possiblity of Harris Tweed use.  35 and 37 are the better of the three. 

It just hit me 30 years and 3 months after my last time on QE2 that there were two colors of Double Room chairs - purple around the edge of the dance floor and orange everywhere else.  Amazing...
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Offline luzparis

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #6 on: Dec 08, 2009, 10:36 PM »
i see your pictures it's amazing the ship with her original design was brilliant

Offline Stowaway2k

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #7 on: Dec 09, 2009, 10:47 AM »
Please does anyone know when Harris Tweed was used?
Was it in the original furnishings - I wonder if anyone has a photo?
Wondering where, and for how long, too!?

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/north/131631-harris-tweed-commissioned-for-five-star-hotel/


1969 Advertising:
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/stowaway2k/QE2InProductAdvertising#5413158091566853650
click on the magnifying glass to better read the text...   :)

and from the 1969 promo book "QE2" by Transart Ltd
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/stowaway2k/QE2TheBookByTransartLtd#

The Double Room:
..."Seating is in plum leather, puce sued and scarlett tweed..."

Upper Deck Library:
"...deep chairs in a paler blue tweed than the wall leather..."

Theatre Bar:
"Shiney metal Bertoia chairs are upholstered in red tweed..."

Britannia Restaurant:
"blue tweed banquettes"

Quarter Deck Library:
"There are deep Chesterfields upholstered in brown tweed..."

Queen's Room:
"Cantilevered white lacquered sofas grouped around the edge of the lower central section of the room, have flame tweed upholstery..."




Offline Twynkle

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #8 on: Dec 09, 2009, 11:00 AM »
Greetings - Kyle!
and THANK YOU!
What a really good post - I can't wait to make time to read and enjoy it properly.
Wouldn't it be just so good to put the clock back?!
Alternatively, maybe we should be planning a proper 'The QE2 Exhibition'!
(with the inclusion of Harris Tweed, Race and Bertoia chairs. a few Ugly Blue Mugs and much more besides!!)
Rosie




Offline highlander0108

Re: Original interior design
« Reply #9 on: Dec 09, 2009, 12:46 PM »
Hi Kyle,

According to the counter on the tiop of the main page, you're the 411th member, which I find fitting.  Those in the states dial 411 for telephone directory information.  Kyle has a wealth of QE2 information at hand, as you just demonstrated.    ;D

Ken
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/

Offline pete cain

Design 1969 Journal
« Reply #10 on: Sep 07, 2010, 09:01 PM »
Apologies as usual if this site has been posted previously, but have been trawling around & found it interesting, hope you do too   


https://www.vads.ac.uk/digital/collection/DIAD/id/11438/rec/1
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Offline Stowaway2k

Re: Design 1969 Journal
« Reply #11 on: Sep 07, 2010, 10:35 PM »
Ian McNaught kept a copy on his desk on QE2.  I hope he took it with him.

Online cunardqueen

Re: Design 1969 Journal
« Reply #12 on: Sep 08, 2010, 09:17 AM »
Its even better in real life  ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Design 1969 Journal
« Reply #13 on: Sep 08, 2010, 05:04 PM »
Hi Pete and thank you!
It's a great link and the journal has great photographs -
and if you enter VADS into the advanced search window,
you'll also find a few other topics that refer to it as well,
during the early days of Forum discussions!
How are you doin'?!
Cheers
Rosie

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Re: Design 1969 Journal
« Reply #14 on: Sep 09, 2010, 12:13 AM »
Apologies as usual if this site has been posted previously,
Links to it have been posted lots of times, but you're right Pete, it deserves a topic of its own.
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