All aboard! Steam Ship Rotterdam’s interior

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 16 - 20114,693 views

newly covered chairs in red and blue

Steam Ship Rotterdam was built from 1956 – 1959, to transport passengers from The Netherlands into their new adventure in The United States of America. It’s first journey on September 3rd 1959, was to New York. The Dutch Princess Beatrix, travelled along. Nowadays, this ship is located in the Rotterdam harbour and is used for entertainment, wining and dining and a hotel.

Triangle shaped table of plastic and aluminum

J.A. van Tienhoven, was one of the interor designers ( 1907-1971) of this ship, especially the furniture. He designed furniture for 250 shipinteriors. The furniture had to be easy to maintain so he used a lot of modern material like plastic, imitation leather, vinyl, fineer and oxidized aluminum.

Lovely wall lamps

The cabins on this cruise ship had to be plain, not to luxurious, to keep the passengers out of their cabins and into the restaurants and bars as much as possible. Otherwise serving food and drinks would be impossible.

I had a sneek peek into one of the bars and enjoyed the view of the old fashioned interior.

Steamship Rotterdam

Blue velvet chairs with open armrests

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