Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

1 5 9 “In a serious bid to reduce the environmental impact of textile production, Kirkby Design have developed a series of conscious collections made from 100 per cent PET recycled polyester yarns. We were attracted to using the Wave and Flow collections because they use waste plastic bottles, and Kirkby Design has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to donate a percentage of proceeds for every metre of fabric sold. Not only are the weaves recycled, but they are also fully recyclable, allowing designers and cruise operators to introduce a fully circular approach to their projects.” Nicola Preece, Design Director at AD Associates “For Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Prima, our design team created a Cradle-to-Cradle Certified carpet solution made with undyed wool from Dansk Wilton that pushed the design in the desired forwardthinking direction without compromising on aesthetic and style. We partnered with Dansk on the Colortec Organic collection, which is formed by mixing undyed yarn from different breeds of sheep before the spinning process to provide natural colour variations. Its timeless look reduces the need to replace the carpet due to changing trends. We love the warmth and authenticity this neutral material brings to the space. Not only is this product free of chemicals, but also more beautiful than traditionally dyed carpet. And as guests admire its beauty, they will also feel good that it is better for our world.” Yohandel Ruiz, Founding Partner at Studio DADO “For all our interiors, Steen Friis Design aims for long-lasting appeal with minimum environmental impact wherever possible. We shy away from trendy patterns and seasonal must-haves, but instead strive to create enticing interiors defined by simplicity and understated coolness. For us, luxury is about making the conscientious choice that resonates both with the owner and the passenger, and we see two trends along that line. One is the increased use of intelligent lighting systems. For the passenger, there’s a feel of individual luxury, for the owner there is a significant saving potential. The other is the continued development of sustainable materials, where we predict Leap, a plant-based leather alternative made from upcycled apple waste, to be a material we’ll see across ship interiors in the years to come.” Bente Medelbye Hansen, Design Director at Steen Friis Design Photo: Kirkby Design Photo: Dansk Wilton Photo: Leap