Introducing… Steen Friis Design

The Steen Friis- designed interior of Irish Ferries’ W.B. Yeats

Steen Friis – Architect of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – founded Steen Friis Design in 1998. Over the years, Steen Friis Design has been involved in a series of high-profile projects for some of the major ship owners and yards all over the world. They excel in complete design packages spanning every aspect of exterior and interior design.

Today, the design studio is owned by OSK-ShipTech A/S and shares the same office in Copenhagen. This has resulted in great synergy and extensive design expertise, to the benefit of their clients.

The studio has more than 20 years of experience designing the interior and exterior of passenger vessels for clients on a worldwide basis. They have many areas of expertise including: interior design, customised furniture design, graphic design, project management, light & sound design, corporate identity signage, specifications, inspection & supervision, exterior design and corporate branding.

Steen Friis Design understands the importance of developing optimum interiors for unique passenger experiences. They prioritise enhancing passenger flow and increased revenue. Their distinct approach to ship design and naval architecture means their design studio is sure to be a significant influence on the ship designs of the future.

Steen Friis’ design vision

Their work is influenced by the Scandinavian Design Tradition. Steen Friis are interested in designing for the human scale and finding innovative design solutions. In addition to this, they are responsible towards budget, health and safety issues and have great attention to detail. A characteristic of their work is green design and sustainability. They also focus on on-board behaviour and informal & adaptive architecture. You can find more details about their work at their website.

Past clients

Steen Friis number many international cruise and ferry lines among their clients. This includes prestigious companies, such as: Fjordline, Algerian Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Stena Line, Marine Atlantic, KiwiRail and BC Ferries.


Interested in meeting Steen Friis face-to-face? Then be sure to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America, 8-9 June 2021 at the Miami Beach Convention Center!

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