How Cita Design creates satisfying and enduring spaces

Coşkun Çin and Aras Karul discuss how they develop appealing yet functional designs 

How Cita Design creates satisfying and enduring spaces

Cita Design

Cita Design delivers long-lasting spaces with its impressive passenger ship interior design projects

By Alice Chambers |

Appealing, functional and sustainable are three words that Cita Design’s sales and marketing manager Aras Karul uses to describe an impressive passenger ship interior design project. First and foremost, ship operators require onboard spaces to meet the needs of their passengers, he says. Once spaces are as functional as possible, only then should designers begin to make them more visually appealing.  

“We start by engaging with our clients to understand their specific requirements and expectations,” says Karul. “We use this information to create a comprehensive requirement list that serves as a foundation for our designs to create interiors that are not only stunning but also highly functional. This enables us to deliver long-lasting and satisfying spaces for passengers to enjoy.” 

With the ever-increasing need to protect the environment, interior designers are prioritising sustainability too.  

“There is a growing focus on using sustainable materials, energy-efficient technologies and green design principles to create environmentally responsible interiors,” says Coşkun Çin, CEO of Cita Design. “Sleek and contemporary aesthetics with clean lines and minimalist design elements are gaining popularity, as are modern materials and finishes that create a sophisticated ambience onboard.” 

Integrating technologies such as smart lighting and automated controls helps operators to promote environmentally responsible practices onboard their vessels.   

“The ongoing pandemic has also brought about significant changes in marine interior design,” says Karul. “Factors such as venue layout, material selection and population control must be considered in every design to ensure the health and safety of passengers and crew. Innovative design solutions help to address these challenges while maintaining the aesthetic appeal and functionality of marine interiors.” 

Cita Design also works to strict safety regulations. For example, the Total Quality Management System that it uses to outfit interiors has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by public safety firm Rina. This, along with the firm’s new leadership in energy and environmental design-certified factory and branch expansion into London and Miami, is allowing Cita Design to create sustainable interior designs, each unique to client specifications.  

“This blend of expertise allows us to approach every project from multiple perspectives, resulting in innovative and well-rounded designs that cater to the unique requirements of marine environments,” concludes Karul. 

This article was first published in the 2023 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Subscribe to Cruise & Ferry Interiors for FREE here to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox or your door.

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