Queen’s Restaurant Interior Design – Latest Progress

We are delighted to be able to update you on the latest progress on the interior design of the new Queen’s Restaurant, which is being developed by Jason West and his team at Manchester based WDC Creative.

The Queen’s Restaurant is intended to be TS Queen Mary’s most exclusive space, and it will occupy the area at the forward end of the main deck. The galley serving the new restaurant will be situated in its original location (main deck mid-ship).

The brief for WDC Creative was to re-create the space as close as possible to its 1933 condition (from the few surviving photos from that time) but also to incorporate additional features so that it can serve as a:

– high-end dining space
– high-end buffet space
– display space.

Once again WDC Creative have created a design which really embraces Queen Mary’s art deco heritage.

Click here to view today’s gallery. From left to right you can see a:

– full view of the Queen’s Restaurant (main entrance looking forward)
– full view of the Queen’s Restaurant (forward end looking aft to main entrance)
– view of the new bar
– view of the main entrance doors (the originals from 1933 currently are in storage, awaiting restoration)
– view forward from about half way along (note the use of the bulkhead as a display space for heritage photographs)
– side view of the restaurant (from about half way along on the port side) showing the centre display space.

Jason again has kindly supplied additional images to give you some insight into the creative process. In particular the images show:

– an overview plan of the Queen’s Restaurant
– space planning options
– benchmarks for the materials that might be used.

Over the coming days we will share Jason’s video blog, in which he explains how WDC Creative approached the task.