CSIE 2022: Continental exhibits surfaces and upholstery

The surface designer is showcasing some of its options for furniture upholstery
CSIE 2022: Continental exhibits surfaces and upholstery

Silversea Cruises

Continental’s products are already being used on various cruise ships, including Silversea Cruises’ Silver Shadow (pictured)

By Amber Hickman |

Surface designer Continental is showcasing a variety of its environmentally friendly interior design products at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo (CSIE 2022), which is taking place in London, UK, between 30 and 1 December.

The company is highlighting its upholstery material skai VyP Coffee, which is made with used coffee grounds and other recycled and natural components. This replaces up to 65 per cent of the raw chemical materials that would otherwise be used.

Another of its products, skai Evida, features a flame-retardant surface and is resistant to wear from disinfectants. Over 80 per cent of the elements used in the product are made from natural and renewable raw materials.

Continental is also showcasing skai Toronto EN, which features stanyu technology to create a dirt- and stain-resistant surface. The material is made with phthalate-free plasticisers and has a solvent-free finish.

“Sustainability plays a key role in the conception of new interior concepts,” said Norbert Müller, senior sales manager for cruise ships at Continental. “Our innovative products are ideal for passenger ship interiors: we are increasingly substituting fossil materials with natural and sustainable alternatives and minimising carbon dioxide emissions throughout the value chain in the process.

“Green energy also plays a role here. However, our surfaces are extremely robust and set new trends in terms of design and colours too.”

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