The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has been called the ‘World’s Most Celebrated Train’. JPA was commissioned to return the world-renowned design icon and legend of luxury rail travel to its original state – with a few mod cons.
Our brief was to restore and return the carriages to the style of the original, and to capture the sense of adventure, romance, elegance and style of luxury train travel in the Orient Express’s heyday.
The success of JPA’s VSOE project has led to a long journey with Belmond. A springboard to a 30-year relationship, projects since have included the Belmond Northern Belle, the Belmond Royal Scotsman, the Eastern and Oriental Express, and in 2016 the Belmond Grand Hibernian, a luxury rail service which operates in Ireland.