Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

1 2 3 designs,” she explains. “I am a hospitality designer, not a residential designer. I also don’t believe you can excel at every aspect of the process; that’s why I hire the people that are experts in their field to help with projects.” Building on her experience at Carnival Australia, Ryberg will continue to prioritise delivering a high-quality guest experience. She does this in surprising ways, with a particular passion for crew spaces: “If we can create inspiring environments for the crew, I’m convinced that will lead to a better experience for guests.” Achieving this is complex though, particularly as customers expect beautiful and exciting decor that is increasingly considerate of the environment. To meet these expectations, Ryberg will be focusing on making her designs more environmentally sustainable and encouraging clients to think the same way. “Usually, paying more upfront for quality materials will result in the client saving money in the long run, not to mention the improved aesthetics,” says Ryberg. “For me, it is like fashion. We must shift our focus from just being trendy and accessing quick wins, and instead look at the long term. Unfortunately, it is often hard to influence assigned budgets, but where clients are willing to spend more on quality materials, it definitely increases the longevity of the design.” Ryberg also believes there are important steps to be taken to minimise the waste created by refurbishment projects. “I would really like to see a standardised system for this,” she says. “There needs to be proper regulations put in place in coordination with shipyards. I imagine a lot of what is currently sent to landfill could be repurposed in many creative ways.” And the same goes for sustainable product sourcing. “It would be great if there was a method of ranking sustainable qualities,” says Ryberg. “There is a lot of greenwashing going on. At first glance, a product might look sustainable but, when you dig deeper, you find it might compromise something else in the production chain. It is crucial that more sustainable products are comparable in look, feel, budget and lead times.” CFI “ I think it is important to stay true to who you are, both personally and in your designs” Rendering of a custom yacht that Ryberg is hoping to design one day Photos: Milos and Zlata DSE