In 1883, the legendary Orient-Express first travelled the Paris - Istanbul route. The guest lists have included famous figures like Leo Trotsky and Greta Garbo. Since April 2012, the “King of Trains” that travels across more than 13 European countries has offered passengers a special exclusive highlight: in the three dining cars guests now enjoy eating their meals from high-quality Villeroy & Boch tableware, individually designed for the Orient Express.
The décor Oriental is designed with majestic water birds, grasses and reeds in an oriental style. The Etoile du Nord collection uses warm shades with a floral theme to coordinate wonderfully with the predominantly wood interior of the dining car that bears the same name. And the particularly delicate and artistic décor for Côte d’Azur echoes the figures and motifs that decorate the walls of the restaurant car.
For breakfast, which is served directly in the cabins, a golden décor was created for the ultra-fine porcelain of the Orient-Express collection. The 1920s style décor draws inspiration from the work of the decorator René Prou, who designed the oldest sleeping car of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express .
The nostalgic Orient-Express is one of best known and most luxurious trains in the world. The trains no longer run only through Europe but also traverse impressive landscapes in Asia and South America, offering the utmost in travel comfort. Passengers on the train, however, enjoy a charming privilege: they can purchase selected pieces of the exclusive tableware collection from the on-board boutique, and then take them away to use at home.