How greenery transforms ship interiors

Dauerflora’s eco-friendly greenery concepts improve guest wellbeing

How greenery transforms ship interiors


“Dauerflora’s aim is to enhance the atmosphere of wellbeing onboard,” says Barbara Bressem, CEO of the firm

By Laura Hyde |

Biophilic design concepts evoke a soothing and refreshing ambience by bringing nature into spaces onboard passenger ships. Since 1989, Dauerflora has helped interior designers to achieve this goal by developing custom greenery concepts, always considering both environmental and aesthetic aspects.

Dauerflora’s floristic projects are carefully planned and reliably executed by its experienced international team, which works in Hamburg in Germany, Florida’s Dania Beach and the representative office in the Asia-Pacific region. The team blends highly technical expertise, creativity and imagination to create tailor-made greenery concepts for clients, taking a full-service approach and remaining in constant communication throughout the projects. This method is the core of the company business.

Depending on the location and time of year, Dauerflora uses live, preserved and artificial plants, combined with attractive planters, matching furniture and atmospheric holiday decorations. The Dauerflora team enjoys making visions and concepts come to life – whether simple or opulent – but always in harmony with the architecture and interior design of the individual cruise ship. As a full-service option, Dauerflora offers a comprehensive and sustainable refurbishment of greenery decoration.

“Looking back over 30 years of professional experience, continuity has always been in our DNA,” says Barbara Bressem, CEO of Dauerflora. “In an ever-changing world we remain the reliable partner for the future, keeping innovation and the full-service design approach at the heart of our action.

“Every single project provides an unparalleled experience harmoniously blending the beauty of nature with innovative design solutions. Dauerflora’s aim is to enhance the atmosphere of wellbeing onboard and to surprise the passengers with beautiful settings and objects, while at the same time observing environmentally friendly demands. This creates an unforgettable travel experience – bringing a smile to the passengers’ faces.”

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

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