Design: Mutero NV Interieurarchitecten, Rotterdam
Execution: NV Nederlandse Aanneming Mij, v.h. Firma H.F. Boersma, Den Haag
Architect: J. Schuil
The Skyroom during the sixties. Picture Harry Mosch, courtesy Mrs. Thea Mosch-Luckerath
The Sky Room is the highest-placed public room on the ship and was originally assigned to first class passengers. The room is connected to the lower decks by two elevators and a secondary stairway. Broad window-walls fore and aft give sweeping views of the first class sports deck forward and an open promenade aft.
The Skyroom in 1996. Picture Klaas Krijnen
A portion of the walls are paneled with deal (pine) strips, the remainder being covered with Vynide, the trade name for a synthetic material developed by ICI. The original rattan chairs were replaced by arm chairs upholstered with old-rose material. The dance floor was renovated in 1989. The wall decoration “Het Zonneschip” (The Sun Ship) was crafted by Rotterdam artist W. J. Akkermans.