CITA Design Studio moves forward with new vision

Building on 25 years in passenger shipping, the interior design firm is expanding its operations in 2024. Ayten Mastı shares more with Laura Hyde  

CITA Design Studio moves forward with new vision

CITA Design Studio

By Laura Hyde |

CITA Design Studio, which provides interior design services for the marine industry and operates from offices in Miami, USA, and Yalova, Turkey, is expanding its business by opening new offices in the UK. 

“The unveiling of our vibrant new offices in London stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to our clients,” says Ayten Mastı, business development and marketing manager at CITA Design Studio. “London’s status as a design and financial hub was pivotal in our strategic decision-making process. Nestled in the heart of this vibrant city, our new offices serve as the launching pad for a new era of personalised and innovative services, reinforcing our commitment to exceeding client expectations with every endeavour.” 

Mastı, who has a decade of experience in the maritime industry, joined CITA Design Studio in February 2024 and now helps the company explore new business opportunities and foster strong relationships with prospective and existing clients.  

“My experience extends across various types of marine vessels, ranging from super yachts to commercial ships and navy ships, which has helped to hone my skills in project coordination, communication management and building strong relationships,” she explains. “I am leading the charge in shaping CITA Design’s marketing strategies across the dynamic landscapes of the USA, UK and Europe. My passion for crafting both aesthetically stunning and functionally robust interior architectural solutions for ships and yachts will help to propel the company’s journey forwards.” 

CITA Design Studio

One of CITA Design Studios’ latest concept images for an onboard restaurant

CITA Design Studio has collaborated on recent projects with Damen Shipyards Group, Havila Voyages, Seaspan Shipyards and Stena Line to address the interior design needs of luxury ships. “Our focus is on integrating aesthetic and functional design principles to deliver exceptional service to our clients,” says Mastı. “We’re a proactive and creative team, always ready to meet the needs of our clients. Our main objectives are to lead the global maritime industry and ensure our customers are satisfied. We have some exciting projects in the pipeline for the coming months.” 

CITA Design Studio will be showcasing a selection of its services at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas in Miami in June and Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Europe in London in December. “Our presence at these esteemed shows in Miami and London underscores our dedication to excellence,” says Mastı. “Our focus remains on integrating aesthetic and functional design principles to deliver exceptional service to our clients.” 

This article was first published in the 2024 issue of  Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Subscribe  for FREE to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox.  

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