Studio DADO and Kravet Contract win ADEX award for new textile range

Studio DADO and Kravet Contract win ADEX award for new textile range

Studio DADO

The Voyages Collection has been designed to appeal to an international audience

US-based boutique design firm Studio DADO has won an Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) for its first-ever textile line, which was developed in collaboration with textiles and home furnishings manufacturer Kravet Contract.

The Voyages Collection comprises drapery and multipurpose fabrics designed for use in staterooms, suites and public spaces onboard cruise ships. All the fabrics comply with strict maritime regulations, including International Maritime Organization requirements and National Fire Prevention Association 701 standards.

The ADEX win showcases to the cruise industry that the Voyages Collection has the “industry stamp of approval for groundbreaking designs that demonstrate superior innovation, function and aesthetics”.

“As creatives, we’re embarking on different journeys that inspire how we approach designing custom furniture and fabrics that will ultimately curate an entire experience,” said Jorge Mesa, co-founder of Studio DADO. “We are honoured to be recognised amongst our peers as we continue to collectively serve astute design clientele.”

According to Studio DADO and Kravet Contract, the fabrics introduce new graphic designs and textures to create a “clean, modern, serene and functional” aesthetic, with a “calming and sophisticated” colour palette.

“The Voyages Collection was a wonderful opportunity for Kravet Contract to collaborate with a team of experts,” said Karen Keating, design director at Kravet Contract. “Studio Dado's extensive insight into the cruise world helped guide the design direction as we worked together on patterns, colour and the intricacies of fire safety protocol. The result is a beautiful collection that combines the expertise of Kravet Contract with the style of Studio DADO, bringing Kravet into the world of cruise with a splash.”

Studio DADO and Kravet are now working on a new collection that will be brought to market within the next year.

Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
04 March 2021