20 22 CONSCIENT IOUS CRUI S ING CELEBRAT ING SUCCESS DES IGN LEGEND Steen Friis Design shares how its data-driven design strategy empowers it to deliver sustainable ships How innovative interior designs have helped Viking to build a 25-year legacy SMC Design’s Andy Yuill reflects on his illustrious career THE HOME OF GLOBAL PASSENGER SHIP INTER IOR DES IGN 2
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5 The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of 27 countries and territories, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. www.onecaribbean.org CLIA is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA was formed in 1975 in response to a need for an association to promote the special benefits of cruising. www.cruising.org Interferry is the only shipping association representing the ferry industry worldwide There are currently 220 members (representing approximately 500 individuals) from 34 countries. www.interferry.com The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global authority for professional interior architecture and design organisations. It provides a forum for exchanging and developing knowledge and experience in education, research and practice. https://ifiworld.org The World Ocean Council is a global, cross-sector alliance committed to promoting corporate ocean responsibility. It brings together over 35,000 ocean industry and media stakeholders from around the world to collaborate on responsible use of the seas. www.oceancouncil.org Established in Beijing in 2012, World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) is a non-profit international organisation whose members include many major cities and tourismrelated institutions. http://en.wtcf.travel PUBL I SHING PARTNERS Cruise & Ferry is a member of
6 Interior views 58 Celebrity Beyond: Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge-class ship is larger and more luxurious than her sisters 60 Norwegian Prima: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Eamonn Ferrin discusses the innovations onboard the cruise line’s new Prima-class vessel Keynote 12 Exploring new horizons: CFI outlines how Viking’s business and the interior design strategies for its ships have evolved and led to its success in three cruise segments over the past 25 years CFI curated 18 A collection of product spotlights, project updates, event previews and a look at how cruise operators are designing polar exploration ships Cover story 34 Conscientious cruising: Steen Friis Design explains how it is using life cycle analysis to develop data-driven design strategies and deliver more sustainable ships Features 38 Sustainable maritime interiors: A look at how the global passenger shipping industry aims to build and maintain ship interiors that are better for the environment 48 The class of 22: CFI showcases some of the inspiring interior spaces that onboard cruise ships and ferries debuting this year CONTENTS 12 54 Catalyst for creativity: Holland America Group’s My Nguyen and Royal Caribbean Group’s Aida Lora share their views on the value of inter-organisational collaboration
7 70 83 64 Carnival Celebration: Glenn Aprile shares insights into the zones passengers can enjoy on Carnival Cruise Line’s latest Excel-class ship 68 Emerald Azzura: Emerald Cruises’ first ocean-going superyacht offers a luxurious environment for voyages to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Middle East 70 Viking Octantis: Richard Riveire of Rottet Studio shares how Viking’s first expedition ship will offer a sense of exploration while retaining the brand’s signature style Revitalisation 83 Goodbye Pacific Dawn, hello Ambience: Bob McGowan highlights the renovations that were carried out on Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship 87 Exclusive expeditions: Bruce Tschampel reveals how Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Islander II will offer guests a taste of the private yacht experience 90 A trio of transformations: Steven Newbery details the refurbishment of DFDS’s two English Channel ferries and the importance of improving the passenger experience About the cover: 20 22 CONSCIENT IOUS CRUI S ING CELEBRAT ING SUCCESS DES IGN LEGEND Steen Friis Design shares how its data-driven design strategy empowers it to deliver sustainable ships How innovative interior designs have helped Viking to build a 25-year legacy SMC Design’s Andy Yuill reflects on his illustrious career THE HOME OF GLOBAL PASSENGER SHIP INTER IOR DES IGN 2 Designers can no longer separate aesthetic impact from environmental impact – they go hand in hand as every material choice they make has consequences further down the road in terms of their life cycle emissions. Steen Friis Design wants to direct attention to this dual aspect of design and responsibility, and that is why it has placed a mood board in the centre of the CO2 symbol. Read the cover story on page 34 to learn how the Danish design studio does conscientious ship design, and how it works with suppliers to enable this transition. Steen Friis Design 20 22 72 Spirit of the Danube: Saga Cruises’ newest river cruise vessel boasts a boutique interior design inspired by areas along the Danube River 74 MyStar: Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik explains the interior design concept behind Tallink’s newest vessel 76 Viking Glory: Johanna BoijerSvahnström reveals how Viking Line’s new ship will immerse passengers in the beauty of the Baltic Sea 80 Salamanca: Brittany Ferries’ latest E-Flexer will offer interiors inspired by the Spanish destination to which it will sail 58
9 Design perspectives 94 Exploration, nature and luxury: Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Mathieu Petiteau discuss the design considerations for Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot 98 Supporting small artists: Nichola Absalom from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours shares how artwork enhances interior decor schemes 100 A unique and fun experience: Carnival Cruise Line’s Ben Clement considers functionality, aesthetics and customer enjoyment when designing every space on ships Interior commentaries 110 Evolving to meet expectations: Yohandel Ruiz from Studio DADO explains the importance of clever interiors now that cruising is back 112 Dining in style: M Studio’s Alan McVitty explains why interior designs for onboard dining venues must combine functionality with aesthetic appeal 113 Sustainability is the new luxury: Mark Henderson of Magicman explains how waste can be eliminated by repairing surfaces onboard ships 114 Adieu Crystal: Garroni Design’s Vittorio Garroni reflects on Crystal Cruises and its influence on cruise ship interior design CONTENTS 114 102 94 110 102 A journey of culinary exploration: Adam Sachs explains how a global decor scheme strengthens Silversea Cruises’ immersive S.A.L.T. culinary programme on its Muse-class ships 104 Capitalising on a captain’s expertise: EYOS Expeditions’ Ben Lyons details what factors must be considered when creating expedition cruise ships 106 A floating home in India: Assam Bengal Navigation’s Antara Phookan shares how she designs interiors to reflect the culture of those living along the Ganges and the Brahmaputra Rivers in India
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1 1 CONTENTS 122 129 132 Design legend 148 Andy Yuill: We ask our latest design legend to reminisce on his career and share how it has enabled him to become the custodian of a design powerhouse Profiled 132 A new way of cruising: Transcend Cruises and Tillberg Design of Sweden are working together to design river cruise ships aimed at creating the best experience for groups 133 Enhancing success: MJM Marine has completed successful outfitting projects onboard Virgin Voyage’s first two cruise ships CFI directory 135 Our guide to some of the finest companies involved in the cruise and ferry interiors sector Interviews 116 A design studio with a difference: Stefan Seidenfaden and Timo Hogestraat of Partner Ship Design discuss the firm’s diverse portfolio of projects 122 New endeavours: Petra Ryberg talks about setting up her own design studio and the changes she hopes to see in the industry over the coming years 124 The secret to success: Ross Welham explains how Trimline’s employees helped develop its new project management tool and discusses its European expansion plans 126 An ever-growing business: Mantas Dubavicius reveals how Aros Marine is striving to improve its project management processes ahead of a busy period 127 Making spaces into unique places: Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes describes the new Flotex Vision FR marine collection and how he designs floor coverings for ships 128 A green and grand experience: Jimmy Ahlgren explains how Elmo Leather’s products tick the luxury and sustainability boxes for cruise customers 129 A bright idea: Matt Swiergon shares why Beadlight’s environmentally friendly reading lights improve the passenger experience and sustainability 130 Why restore ship interiors: Richard Waterworth from Peninsula Contract Furnishings explains how repair and restoration services can save costs and the environment
1 2 Exploring new horizons On its 25th anniversary, Viking is continuing to innovate as it makes its first forays into expedition cruising and river cruising in the USA. Alex Smith outlines the reasons behind the company’s sustained success KEYNOTE
1 3 Founded in 1997, small-ship operator Viking has been on an ever-evolving journey over the past 25 years. Debuting in the European river cruise industry with its fleet of Viking Longships, the brand expanded into ocean cruising in 2015 and most recently branched out into the expedition cruise sector with its first vessel, Viking Octantis. “When we started Viking 25 years ago, we wanted to do things differently – and since then, our mission has resonated with curious travellers,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “Our guests are enjoying voyages north of the Arctic Circle and south to the Antarctic Peninsula – as well as to many great destinations in between.” However, despite its expansion to offer cruises across the world, Viking retains a distinct sense of its Scandinavian identity in all its designs. Richard Riveire, founding principal of Los Angeles-based interior design firm Rottet Studio, has worked closely with Hagen across all of Viking’s ships on rivers and at sea to bring the brand’s vision to life. “No matter where we are, it says Viking on the side of the ship, and that means something,” he says. “If you go onboard any ship in the fleet, you’ll realise who it belongs to. Part of that is an underlying personality, but we also have a little toolbox of design elements
1 4 KEYNOTE Viking’s Longships include the Aquavit Terrace, which offers an outdoor area for al fresco dining and an indoor buffet area
1 5 that we know are successful and have become fundamental parts of our brand. “For example, when I was in Oslo, Norway, for the first time, I went to the Viking Ship Museum. It has three, authentic Viking ships that were buried, recovered and restored. What I noticed was that they made these beautiful curves up the whole of the ship. I took that design and incorporated it into the concept for the Viking Bar, which can be found onboard all of our vessels. Just like those original ships, it features shiplap, with each piece of wood layered over another. While these elements are part of the design of every Viking ship, the exact composition varies depending on the destinations they’ll be visiting. “Our ocean ships tend to visit more urban ports, including capital cities such as Sydney or Rome,” explains Riveire. “So, the exploration of that world is emphasised in our design for those ships. But if you look at our expedition ships, it’s all about celebrating nature. Different aspects of Viking’s identity bubble to the top depending on where the vessels are sailing and what cruising experience we’re offering to guests.” By the end of 2022, Viking will have 80 river ships in its fleet, including Longships in Europe, Nile ships that are slightly different, and Viking Saigon on the Mekong River – all are inspired by elegant, understated Scandinavian design. This year, Viking will also introduce Viking Mississippi, its first river cruise ship in the USA. While inspired by previous ships and Scandinavian design, public spaces have been reimagined for voyages along the Mississippi River. The vessel will be larger than the Viking Longships, with capacity for 386 guests across five decks, including the first-ever wraparound private verandas. The Living Room social area will feature elements of Scandinavian design while the Explorers’ Lounge in the bow of the ship will offer views of the changing landscape as guests travel along the Mississippi. The ship is set to debut in Summer 2022 following delivery by American shipbuilder Edison Chouest Offshore. “Our guests have long wanted to sail the Mississippi River with Viking, and we very much look forward to welcoming them onboard this summer,” said Hagen. “We are grateful to our American partner, Edison Chouest Offshore, who has helped bring to life our vision of exploring the Mississippi in the ‘Viking way.’” Viking continues to expand the fleet of identical ocean ships which began with the debut of Viking Star in 2015. Viking Mars is the latest addition and was delivered by Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy, in May and like its sister ships will host up to 930 guests in 465 staterooms, all of which feature verandas. Lightfilled public spaces include the Atrium, where a screen displays photographs by Alastair Miller or works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch during ‘Munch Moments’. The Explorers’ Lounge celebrates a different Norwegian explorer onboard each vessel with replicas of their ships and tales of their voyages in a curated library collection, while Torshavn is designed to recall the jazz lounges of 1940s Hollywood and hosts musical performances. Another, Viking Neptune, will be delivered this year, while an additional new ocean vessel is planned for 2023. “Together with Fincantieri we have built the world’s most elegant vessels, which truly allow our guests to explore the world in comfort,” said Hagen. “With the arrival of the Viking Neptune “ With the arrival of Viking Octantis, Viking is now exploring all seven continents” Torstein Hagen, Viking
1 6 and her identical sister ship, the Viking Mars, this year, we are proud to firmly establish Viking as the leading small-ship travel company.” The move into expedition cruising represented a natural extension of Viking’s focus on providing its guests with a sense of exploration. The cruise line spotted an opportunity to deliver a unique experience in the sector, explains Wendy Atkin-Smith, managing director of Viking UK. “We could see there was a gap in the market for expedition ships which harness all the latest technology and cutting-edge design, but which are also extremely comfortable,” she says. “Our first expedition ship, Viking Octantis, embarked on her inaugural voyage to Antarctica in January.” The Norwegian explorer Liv Arnesen, is godmother to Viking Octantis. Sister ship, Viking Polaris, will join the fleet in late 2022. More details of the design and concept behind the expedition vessels can be found on page 70 in CFI’s interior view of Viking Octantis. “Leveraging our long history of destination-focused travel, enrichment and innovative ship design, we are now perfecting expedition voyages and offering curious travellers the opportunity to visit the world's most pristine destinations in the most responsible way possible,” says Hagen. “With the arrival of Viking Octantis, Viking is now exploring all seven continents.” After a successful 25 years, Viking is continuing to look forward to new experiences for its guests and deliver firsts for the cruise industry. According to Riveire, feedback from guests will help shape its plans for its future ships and their interior designs. “Back when we finished the first ocean ships, I sat at the bar and talked to guests,” he says. “You get a sense of what does and doesn’t work, and if there’s a detail that people just latch onto then you know that it has been successful. Since then, the world has changed, and we want to keep in front of that. The best way to do that is to talk to guests and crew, pay attention, and find out what’s working.” CFI KEYNOTE “ Different aspects of Viking’s identity bubble to the top depending on where the vessels are and what cruising experience we’re offering to guests” Richard Riveire, Rottet Studio
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1 8 CFI CURATED Cruise operators are designing ships for luxurious adventures Over the past two years, there has been an increase in the number of new expedition ships being ordered and debuted, with cruise lines introducing new polar exploration vessels in 2022. Some of these vessels include Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot, which started sailing in November 2021; Seabourn’s latest ship Seabourn Venture, which debuted in April; Swan Hellenic’s SH Vega, which began service in January; and Viking Polaris, which will join the Viking fleet in August. Many of these ships share similarities when it comes to their interior designs, focusing on providing luxurious spaces that are also practical, durable and specifically tailored for active excursions that enable guests to get up close to remote locations. For example, Seabourn Venture and SH Vega both offer mud rooms and landing zones onboard that are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. Meanwhile, Viking Polaris features The Hangar, an in-ship marina for Zodiacs and other water sports equipment, as well as tender exploration zones to make it easy for guests to travel into the water for excursions. In addition, Viking Polaris and three of the other ships have libraries, lecture rooms or laboratory facilities to enable onboard experts and research teams to teach guests about the destinations and wildlife they are seeing. In some cases, guests can also assist with data collection. The interiors of these spaces have been designed to encourage the educational aspect of expedition travel. The lecture rooms are decorated with calming and minimal designs, the libraries in a traditional fashion and the observatory lounges in ways that encourage guests to look outwards. The lecture theatre onboard Viking Polaris, for example, features floor-toceiling windows that can be blacked out quickly and easily with wall panels decorated with unique artwork. This creates a modern, luxurious and inviting area for guests to learn about the destinations they are visiting. As more expedition ships are being built to match expedition itineraries, operators are also introducing spa facilities that are in keeping with the climate that their ships travel to. Some spa areas reflect the environments the vessels visit. For example, Le Commandant Charcot features a small, enclosed snow room, similar to a steam room or sauna, which offers hot and cold therapies for the body. Seabourn Venture offers an infinity pool and treatment rooms, as well as an onboard mindful living programme as part of its spa and wellness facilities. “Spa and wellness is sure to be a standout space for our guests to embrace feelings of well-being in the midst of adventure on expeditions to the wonders of the world on our expedition ships,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. By investing in research, expedition and unique leisure facilities, these cruise lines have demonstrated how they can successfully incorporate a luxury experience into an expedition ship through specifically designed interiors. CFI More cruise lines are investing in polar exploration vessels to accommodate the increased interest in expedition cruises and all of the learning, activities and relaxation that comes with this Le Commandant Charcot ’s snow room is designed to provide hot and cold therapies for the body
1 9 The science lab onboard Viking Octantis. Seabourn Venture’s mud room (below) is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions
2 0 CFI CURATED Platinum Smart-Heat Electric Marine Bromic Heating’s Platinum Smart-Heat Electric Marine outdoor heating series has been developed specifically for marine applications and for use on the open decks of cruise ships and superyachts. It is also the world’s first Lloyds-approved marine heating solution by the company. The heaters are made from AISI 316 stainless steel so that they are resistant to corrosive elements. Slim, wind-resistant and able to provide a powerful heat output, the heaters can be used to improve guest comfort as well as the appearance of spaces onboard cruise ships and superyachts. The product is available in a black or white finish and can be recessed directly into the ceiling (as shown in the image), and Bromic offer a complimentary design service to assist clients with efficient placing of the heaters and so that they blend in with their surroundings. Special glass constructions improve the interior design of cruise ships by making rooms look larger, connecting them with the outside scenery and highlighting design elements. However, there are areas where guests require partial privacy. Brombach + Gess provides several onboard glass solutions to enable flexible privacy protection onboard cruise ships, including its electronically switchable glass system that offers users privacy at the touch of a button. When guests press the button, it applies a small electric current to change the state of the glass from transparent to opaque, or vice versa. The components of the system are seawater resistant and can be integrated into all new installations of Brombach + Gess products. Brombach + Gess flexible glass system Decorative Touchless Switching system Chelsom has developed a Decorative Touchless Switching system, which can be built into any of its standard or bespoke lighting products. The system uses an infrared sensor to detect a human hand from five centimetres away and trigger the switch to turn the light source on and off. Each sensor is encased in a decorative knurled metal collar that can be plated or powder coated in a variety of finishes, providing designers with the opportunity to blend both practical and aesthetic product design needs. The switch can be mounted within a table or desk lamp base, as well as within the backplate of a wall-mounted reading light. The technology can also be operated across a wide range of voltages and is fully compatible with both conventional and LED light sources. Product picks
2 1 Temprotech develops modular protection system for shipyard Temprotech has created a scalable, modular system that provides physical and contamination protection for items of equipment like control panels, switchgear, electrical cabinets and bridge consoles. The initial request came from a major shipyard and the entire project was conducted via Zoom due to Covid travel restrictions. Temprotech was able to develop, prototype and produce the modular protection system (MPS) using the versatile flame retardant Correx board. “After extensive end user trials, MPS has been fully adopted for general use throughout the yard, with far greater applications than initially envisaged including furniture, fittings, wet room, galley and laundry equipment,” said Russell Deere, managing director of Temprotech. “Recent MPS developments include removable access panels and inspection windows to further enhance the adaptability and function of the protection system.” F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s adhesives improve carpet installations F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s dual-bond adhesive system, which comprises Styccobond F40 and F3 adhesives, is facilitating quality, flexible and efficient luxury carpet installation onboard passenger ships. Styccobond F40 is a solvent-free, water-based adhesive which dries to form a transparent, permanently tacky coating, creating a peelable bond for the installation of carpet underlay. Meanwhile, Styccobond F3 is a permanent, water-based rubber textile adhesive that is used to adhere carpet to the underlay. The peelable bond holds the underlay and carpet firmly in place during their working life but allows them to be easily lifted and removed at the time of the next scheduled refit. When the time comes for refurbishment, both the carpet and underlay can be quickly and easily removed without damaging the subfloor or leaving behind clumps of underlay and old carpet. Hence, it makes the refurbishment process easier and quicker. Photo: Merima F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s carpet installation onboard Crystal Endeavor
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2 3 Metalcolour releases 2022 DOBEL Design Chart Every two years, pre-painted steel producer Metalcolour releases a new edition of its DOBEL Design Chart, which contains a mix of both its most popular and new trending designs for its decorative coatings. The company has now introduced the 2022 edition of the chart, with real samples of 72 of the most popular designs alongside 10 new creations. In total, Metalcolour keeps about 400 designs in stock and another 1,000 are available on request. DOBEL Film Laminated Metal from Metalcolour can be bent, stretched, stressed and used for years without loss of performance. The combination of the product’s metallic properties and a range of design options makes it a versatile material that is suitable for a wide range of applications such as marine interiors, security doors, and elevator interiors, among others. Viewpoint: Paul Pringle Sustainable blinds “One of the growing trends in the maritime blinds sector is the use of sustainable fabrics where around 50 per cent of the raw materials are plastics gathered from our over-polluted oceans. At Solarglide, we believe it is great that ocean plastics are being repurposed to become functional products that benefit both crew and passengers at sea. Consequently, we are introducing more of these fabrics to our maritime blinds range as part of our ‘pledge to net zero’ sustainability strategy.” Paul Pringle is managing director of Solarglide Harland & Wolff to dry-dock P&O Cruises and Cunard ships Harland & Wolff will carry out standard dry-dock works on P&O Cruises’ Aurora and Cunard’s Queen Victoria at its yard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The projects will demonstrate the shipyard’s skills, capabilities and expertise in carrying out work on cruise ships. The first ship to arrive was Queen Victoria, which entered service in December 2007 and docked at the yard between 2 and 19 May 2022. The vessel was the largest cruise ship to have ever dry-docked in a UK shipyard and the only Cunard ship to have done so in Belfast. P&O Cruises’ Aurora, which entered service in May 2000, will be at the yard between 9 and 23 June 2022. The arrival of these ships in Belfast will enable Harland & Wolff to reach another milestone in its re-activation strategy across its key markets. “When acquiring the assets of Harland & Wolff (Belfast) in December 2019 and in a pre-pandemic period, the cruise industry was one of our key target markets,” said John Wood, CEO of Harland & Wolff. “Our facilities are ideally placed to capitalise on these types of large projects whilst we continue servicing our smaller but regular clients.” IT’S ALL ABOUT Designers should consider different perspectives and use a combination of contextual layers to create compelling interiors, according to the International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI) in its most recent issue of Design to Designers. The key themes designers should focus on include: • Place • Past and present • Materials • People • Form.
2 4 CFI CURATED Viewpoint: Aras Karul Taking sustainability responsibly At Cita Design, we are aware of our sustainable responsibilities and so we prioritise reducing our carbon footprint and take care to integrate sustainable methods into all of our new and ongoing projects. For example, we are currently working on a project which involves the preservation of a Far Eastern-designed spa and well-being area. We are aiming to use daylight efficiently in the room with permeable dividing materials made of linen instead of solid walls. We have taken measures to ensure that the area is durable and will need minimal maintenance. We have also sourced wood from industrial forests to limit our impact on deforestation. In consideration of nature, we are continuing to invest in more responsible materials and ways of working for future projects too. Aras Karul is marketing and sales manager at Cita Design Danish Decoration works on Ritz-Carlton superyacht Danish Decoration is working on public areas onboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s new luxury cruise vessel, Evrima, which will accommodate 298 passengers in 149 suites and 246 crew members. The ship interior consulting company is working on a large area, which includes a lounge, bar, shop, library and conference space, as well as an observation lounge, connoisseur lounge, children’s room and public bathrooms. “This is a very high-end ship, in which all design details have been thoroughly considered to ensure a feeling of luxury for guests,” said Tina Kjeldgaard, project manager at Danish Decoration. Work on Evrima will be completed towards the end of the summer 2022 season. The team at Danish Decoration aims to complete the project onboard Evrima in summer 2022 LIGHT WEIGHT B15 AND A60 FIRE RATED GLAZED DOORS AND WALLS - even the most challenging designs pocadel.fi Hinged doors | Sliding doors | Extra wide tandem doors | Both automatic and manual | Special door solutions | Walls and partitions
2 5 Pocadel has expanded its range of fire-rated glazing products with the new B15 Glazed Butt Joint Wall. The product comprises a flat wall with separate glass panes cut into curved shapes. Although it is yet to be installed onboard any ships, initial feedback on the wall system has been very positive, with many architects noting that it provides scope for new interior design opportunities. Almaco provides catering systems for Costa Toscana Turnkey outfitter Almaco has successfully delivered new catering systems onboard Costa Cruises’ Costa Toscana. Work took place at Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, and Almaco was responsible for the design, engineering, production, delivery and commissioning of all 3,000 square metres of galley, pantry and bar counters, as well as 30,000 pieces of catering equipment on the vessel. The catering system is equipped with Almaco’s digital life cycle solution, which monitors equipment, provides instruction manuals and maintenance management during operations. The solution is based on service tablets and individual QR code labels attached to the equipment. Almaco’s catering systems and equipment such as double-size blast chillers and stand-alone fridges will ensure that service runs smoothly in Costa Toscana’s 16 restaurants and 18 bars and lounges. Flooring with unique design stories Forbo Flooring Systems’ head of design textiles Jason Holmes explains the inspiration behind some of the company’s new Flotex FR designs. The Chambord Border is a French-inspired design which comes from the idea of having a centre rosette of flowers with ornamental trellis work around it and lends itself to being used in corridors. Empire is based on an art deco motif, which is repeated to create a 3D effect. It is heavily textured to look like a woven surface and works well in more intimate spaces. Featuring a large-scale art deco design, Chrysler was developed for more formal seating areas, lounges, restaurants with stylish and sleek interiors. The Natural Blend contains elements of other designs within the collection. It has a herringbone plank feel and gives a contemporary twist to the design theme. FLOORING DESIGN SPOTLIGHT
2 6 CFI CURATED Viewpoint: Barbara Bressem Intelligent disinfection solutions Now that cruise operators are resuming operations around the world, they have increased health and safety measures and are demanding new options in the field of disinfectant dispensers. Dauerflora has carefully listened to its clients’ needs and is now offering dispensers and washroom equipment in collaboration with a renowned partner. The new dispensers, which can be mounted to the wall or positioned on stands, are available in different appealing designs and can be operated manually or with rechargeable batteries. In addition, there is a wi-fi-integrated version that gives automatic feedback to record analysis, planning and operation of the devices. The dispensers can be converted for use with different disinfectants and liquid or foam soaps. The containers are also available in fire-retardant materials. The complete devices are theft-proof and deliverable in colours from the RAL standard or with an individually designed front. Barbara Bressem is CEO and partner at Dauerflora Abbiati Casino Equipment improves safety with new gaming layout Abbiati Casino Equipment has launched its Table-Shield Gaming Layout, which features a Swiss-engineered antimicrobial technology treatment that uses silver chloride to protect against microbial contamination. The Italian company designs, manufactures and supplies high-quality, professional casino table-gaming equipment worldwide. Abbiati’s range of products includes roulette wheels, gaming tables, security gaming currency and gaming layouts. The roulette wheels are designed and manufactured in-house, with the option to customise every element of the product. They are certified by Gaming Labs International and offer patented laser technology that provides a faster ball reading, prompt identification and signalling of betting status.
Antti-Teollisuus to provide e-hinge doors for Icon of the Seas Antti-Teollisuus is to provide all stateroom and crew cabin doors for Icon of the Seas, the new Royal Caribbean International cruise ship under construction at Meyer Turku’s shipyard in Finland. The company will supply between 20 and 30 different door types, with an estimated 4,800 fire doors set to be delivered. The doors will include Antti-Teollisuus’s E-hinge system, which provides a concealed ethernet connection for online locking systems. The ethernet cable is completely covered by the door structure, helping to protect it from possible damage. The door leaf can be removed from the frame without disconnecting the cabling, and the system can be combined with AnttiMarine’s adjustable hinge system. The e-hinge system allows old offline locks to be updated to an online system without changing the existing door leaves or frames.
2 8 CFI CURATED Hespera has adopted a circular product design for its new mattress, which can be used on cruise ships. The product will enable cruise lines to reduce their carbon footprint by an average of 200 kilogrammes every nine years per mattress. As the mattress is designed for lifetime use and smart recycling, it also reduces costs for the cruise line. The latest Hespera H and C series are constructed in a modular way, allowing cruise lines to replace elements and effectively recuperate resources. This enables the mattresses to last a long period of time and reduces the amount of waste that is usually generated by this product category. The unglued mattress is light, comfortable, ventilated, washable and flame retardant, and has been certified by the International Maritime Organization and meets Marine Equipment Directive requirements. Oceania Cruises is to add dedicated staterooms for solo travellers as part of its OceaniaNEXT fleet modernisation initiative. Four ships – Regatta, Nautica, Insignia and Sirena – will feature 14 Solo Oceanview staterooms following the renovations. These are set to be completed onboard Regatta on 25 September 2022, onboard Nautica on 26 September and onboard Insignia and Sirena on 1 October. The staterooms will be centrally located on deck six of each ship, and will be furnished with a Tranquility Bed, a refrigerated mini bar, a seating area and storage space. Oceania Cruises to introduce new solo staterooms and shore excursions Hespera debuts ‘full circularity’ mattress Shores Global strives for sustainability Furniture supplier and ship outfitter Shores Global is continuing to prioritise sustainability with its transition to a localised supply chain that will produce sustainable raw materials, which will refresh existing furniture for reuse and eco-design. Shores is continuing to forge new supply chains that are local to the Western hemisphere and that use sustainable materials like Sustainable Wood Composite, a circular substitute for wood products and other hardwoods. These new supply chains will provide several benefits to cruise and ferry operators including lower shipping costs, shorter production and delivery timelines, reduced time to market, reliability, easy access for visiting factories and better customer service. Shore’s Refresh programme also reduces waste by reusing and refurbishing existing furniture frames in Florida, USA. Customers can choose from fabrics in a variety of colours and textures, allowing them to transform old pieces of furniture into something completely different.
2 9 Hepp’s new cutlery collection Trilogie is inspired by the shapes found in nature, with each item featuring an elegant curve. The handle is inspired by a freshly picked twig and has an alternating diagonal profile edge that comes together at the end to form a triangular shape. The alternating diagonal profile edge makes the cutlery comfortable to use. It also enables it to be arranged in various ways on the table. Azamara christens new ship Azamara’s newest and fourth ship, Azamara Onward, was christened in May 2022 and embarked on its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo, Monaco, to Venice, Italy. Onboard venues include the Atlas Bar, which offers innovative cocktails with smoking domes and nitro-infusions; the Aqualina, a speciality restaurant that offers seven-course meals; a retail area developed in partnership with Starboard Cruise Services; and a theatre showing Signature Shows with artists such as Natalie Cole and Michael Bublé performing live. Guests will also be able to watch orchestras, dancers and other performers. Azamara Onward features a variety of accommodation, from staterooms to spacious suites, both of which offer butler service. “This is an exciting time for Azamara,” said Carol Cabezas, president of Azamara. “Destination immersion has always been our main priority, and we are delighted to be bringing inspiration from the Mediterranean and beyond to all our onboard offerings and experiences for guests to connect with the culture of each port, even while we are at sea.” Image: Studio 5 design + associates
3 0 CFI CURATED Everything is launching at CSI Elite Exhibitions details what guests can expect from Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America in June, including its new Product Launches and Sustainability routes Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI), which will be held in Miami, Florida, on 7-8 June 2022, is highlighting the innovations and fresh ideas that suppliers bring to the cruise ship interiors supply chain. This year, CSI has introduced new Product Launches and Sustainability routes to guide visitors around the exhibition hall. The exhibitors featured on these routes will showcase some of 2022’s standout releases and their most innovative and necessary sustainable products. Over half of the suppliers that have been interviewed said that they have developed new products within the last two years. Many of these suppliers have not only created new product lines but have also entered into new areas of the industry, resulting in a market that is bustling with product launches and leaps in innovation. Visitors looking for interior furniture will find something for every ship area at CSI. Those looking for a fresh take on vintage modern should stop by AirNova, which has released a new Brera Collection consisting of a sofa and a family of armchairs. The design mixes structural metal tubing with luxe velvet, leather or cloth upholstering. The geometric design is a tribute to the past, interpreted through a modern concept of artisan comfort. Sekers Fabrics will be launching four new International Maritime Organization-certified fabric collections to the cruise ship interiors industry at CSI. Buyers feeling inspired by the Miami setting will want to check out Deco Six, a woven fabric for curtains, bedding and accessories that is inspired by the Florida city’s art deco architecture. Sekers will also be featuring samples from its new opulent velvet upholstery Varna, the mature cut pile velvet Soho, and the plush, stain-resistant polyester velvet Toledo A. There will be plenty of excitement to be found at Dynamic Attractions’ booth, where the company will be launching its new line of customised attractions, including the Dynamic Compact Flying Theatre. These attractions are designed to provide peak performance to the sometimes limited space onboard a Viewpoint: Abigail McMahon Sekers Fabrics will exhibit at CSI, showcasing its new IMO-certified fabric collections that can be used for upholstery
3 1 cruise ship. Dynamic Attractions has transformed its most popular attraction systems, re-engineering them to bring repeatable, high-impact entertainment to cruise ship guests. More companies than ever are taking steps to embed sustainable design into their latest collections, delivering fresh products that excite designers while meeting their environmental objectives. Agua Fabrics will be exhibiting, having released its first sustainable fabric collection, entitled VerdEco. The new eco-friendly collection is designed with waste reduction in mind and is created from 100 per cent recycled yarn and uses zero water in its production. Agua Fabrics estimates that upholstering a three-seater sofa using VerdEco saves 250 litres of water – the average quantity of water used in fabric production for a product of that size. Designers perusing the samples at CSI will enjoy an extensive 35-shade range of rich melange colours. Radici has continued its long track record of sustainable design by entering its econyl-yarn product Bloom into the sustainable flooring market. After embedding recyclability into its design process, the textile flooring specialist aimed to improve the sustainable credentials of the design phase of its products. Bloom brings the circular economy to cruise ship interior design with an econyl that can be recycled, remoulded and remade. Furthermore, Landa puts sustainability at the centre of the passenger experience with its eco ranges of hotel amenities. Guests are more fluent in sustainability than ever before, and packaging is a subject on which they have become highly educated. Most passengers are able to recognise the materials used in packaging and accurately assess its recyclability or reusability. Landa utilises a variety of sustainable techniques in its sustainable ranges, including eliminating plastics, using recycled plastic, sustainable alternatives such as the cellulose and corn starch-based Elote or soy ink. CFI Abigail McMahon is content manager at Elite Exhibitions Dynamic Attractions’ booth at CSI will exhibit its new Dynamic Compact Flying Theatre
3 2 CFI CURATED As well as being good for the planet, natural materials in interior design are said to elevate our mindfulness and well-being. CFI presents a selection of products that reflect th is sense of being at one with nature 1 3 2 5 4
3 3 1. Gerflor’s Streamo floors are REACH compliant, meaning that the chemicals used in production have been registered, evaluated and authorised by the European Chemical Agency. On average, each floor covering comprises 20 per cent recycled content and is 100 per cent recyclable. They are also designed to reduce the impact of maintenance. Gerflor’s patented Evercare surface treatment means that the amount of water, energy and detergents is kept to a minimum, reducing maintenance costs. 2. Malone Fabrics’ newly launched 12 natural and renewable cotton fabrics are suitable for upholstery and drapery. All the products meet the Global Recycled Standard certification standards, contribute towards sustainable interior design, are inspired by nature and produced with respect for the environment. 3. All Rohi fabrics are made from a high-grade of virgin wool, which is a natural and fast-growing resource. Sheep grow a new fleece twice a year and thus naturally provide a constant renewable source. Rohi sources mulesing-free wool from spinning mills in Europe and ensures that all its suppliers are members of the International Wool Textile Organisation. Additionally, no pesticides, heavy metals, nickel or other harmful substances are used. 4. Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik’s Redal is a high-quality, wool fabric that is available in a variety of colours and is certified with the EU Ecolabel. The composition is all made from natural materials. Redal is certified by the International Maritime Organization and uses no added chemicals since wool is naturally flame retardant. 5. Morbern Europe’s Evohide coated fabrics are formulated with bio-attributed PVC resins, which originate from agricultural and forestry biomass, and bio-based plasticisers derived from European and USA-sourced soybean oil. Furthermore, the polyester backing fabric is made from used plastic water bottles. This combination of renewable ingredients makes for a 75 per cent sustainable content vegan leather, suitable for all indoor and outdoor upholstery applications. 6. FENIX by Arpa Industriale, through Formica, is an innovative material which is designed to last. It is carbon neutral and consists of 60 per cent biomaterial. The material is super-matt and soft touch with anti-fingerprint and thermal healing abilities. FENIX NTM and NTA are available in timeless, nature-inspired design, and are intended to complement any decor scheme. 7. Ulster Carpets’ bespoke, wool-rich flooring features onboard Ponant ’s Le Commandant Charcot, which is the world’s first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG. The designs complement the warm, understated settings of Le Commandant Charcot, in keeping with the Ponant philosophy of providing a calming environment. 8. Vyva’s Kilkenny Linen is a 100 per cent natural fabric, created using fibres of vegetable origin such as linen and viscose. It is rendered completely fireproof through an innovative patented technology that does not use chemical additives or flame-retardant resins, such as formaldehyde and bromine derivatives. This reduces the possibility of harmful products coming into contact with the environment. 6 7 8
Conscientious cruising Anders Ørgård and Bente Medelbye Hansen explain to Rebecca Gibson how Steen Friis Design is using life cycle analysis to develop data-driven design strategies and deliver more sustainable ships United in its quest to protect the planet by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, the global passenger shipping industry is striving to create more sustainable vessels. However, there is one major hurdle – no one really knows what constitutes a sustainable ship. “There is no globally accepted set of standards for what makes something sustainable, so everyone has a different definition and it’s become a meaningless term,” says Bente Medelbye Hansen, design director and head of interior and accommodation at Danish design firm Steen Friis Design. “Many companies are marketing their products as sustainable, but they’ve never analysed the impact they have on the planet so how can they know?” Steen Friis Design, which was founded in 1998 and joined OSK Group in 2016, believes that one of the most meaningful and accurate ways to determine whether a ship or a product is sustainable is to calculate its cradle-tograve carbon footprint. “Today, many shipowners are primarily focused on finding alternative fuels to minimise their scope one emissions, but they must take a holistic approach and minimise indirect emissions arising from the manufacturing, outfitting and endof-life recycling processes if they want to become emission-free,” says Anders Ørgård, chief commercial officer of OSK Group. “To do this, they should calculate the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the entire life cycle of their ships.” Steen Friis Design and OSK Group have invested in a Danish start-up that has databases for calculating emissions to enable it to perform life cycle analyses on concept designs and help shipowners produce data-driven interior design and refurbishment strategies. “We’ve taken a unique approach in the industry by developing several concept cabin designs and calculating the base level of carbon emissions generated by the individual components within each one,” says Ørgård. “This has given us an accurate understanding of which materials are less harmful than others.” Some of the results have been surprising. “We thought wool would be sustainable as it’s a natural material, but we found that breeding sheep involves a lot of carbon emissions,” says Medelbye Hansen. “Similarly, we discovered that leather isn’t always a good sustainable choice after running a life cycle analysis on our concept cabin design, which featured a leather chair and bed headboard. We calculated that using the material for both would produce 157 kilos of CO2, equating to 10 per cent of the total emissions for the cabin. “These emissions would quickly mount up on a ship with 400 to 500 cabins, so leather would only be a sustainable choice if the shipowner plans to keep the chairs and headboards for most of the vessel’s working life. However, it would be a very wasteful choice if they intend to update them in five years. We wouldn’t have known this without doing a life cycle analysis.” Having accurate scientific data about the carbon emissions associated with different products and materials has transformed the design process. “We can factor environmental considerations into COVER STORY Interacting through cloud-based cooperation and gamification in virtual reality, shipowners can 'enter' life-like 3D models of the their ships in the early design phase to get a true sense of the passenger experience