This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
Spear Green Design (SGD) founder and director, Jeremy Spear, knows the importance of engaging clients on an emotional level to visualise exciting interiors that improve the passenger experience. “Marine interior designers must be part naval architect, part industrial designer, part interior designer, with a bit of architect thrown in,” he says.
Realistic modelling and hi-res rendering assist interior and exterior visualisation for many projects. SGD has recently been engaged for projects including San Francisco’s new WETA ferries, two 48-metre luxury vessels for Mexico, a new 56-metre vessel for Germany, fast ferries in China’s Pearl River Delta area, servicing Hong Kong Airport, and fast ferry and luxury tourism projects in Australia, Southeast Asia and Europe.
In 2016, 100% of yards that engaged SGD for design works for competitive tenders went on to win the projects. Many of those projects led to immediate follow-up with additional vessel orders.
SGD has employed cost-effective, environmentally sensitive design practices for over 25 years. A recent project came in 3.5 tonnes underweight, partly due to the lightweight fit-out specified by SGD, leading to considerable fuel savings and increased speed, performance and efficiency.
Marine interior designers need to know everything from materials and lighting to code compliance and access standards – using it in a legible and standardised package of drawings, schedules, specifications and presentation documents. This knowledge and detail is the leading edge of the SGD experience.
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