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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Psychology of Cruise Ship Interior Design

Although we generally tend to think of interior design in terms of aesthetics, (in other words, we care what looks good and what doesn’t), there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than you might think. Interior design in the home is known to contribute to your mood and wellbeing. For example, if you live in an environment with dark walls, no light, and little fresh air, it’s unlikely...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cruise Ship Interior Design Trends

The world of cruise is continuously changing, evolving, and most importantly, adapting to its guests' desires and needs. One of the key aspects of providing a guest with the holiday of their dreams is undoubtedly the cruise ship’s interior. Guests of today have higher expectations than ever, given the ease of access when it comes to exploring other options. Today we can choose be...

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

IIDA Names Studio DADO Co-Founder Yohandel Ruiz as 2019 ‘Designer of the Year’

The International Interior Designer Association (IIDA) South Florida Chapter Names Yohandel Ruiz as 2019 ‘Designer of the Year’ Studio DADO Co-Founder Recognized at 25th Anniversary Bragg Awards Gala Coral Gables, FL (July 30, 2019)...

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Bolidt Brings Innovation & Sustainability to the Fore

To those operating in the cruise industry, Bolidt is a well-known name. Renowned for its unique synthetic flooring systems, Bolidt has supplied to some of the ...

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Shores Global Launches Innovative Ocean Chair

On June 19, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center marine furniture supplier Shores Global launched its most e...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Kelly Hoppen: From Land to Sea

Interior designer, product designer, author, and TV personality Kelly Hoppen MBE has conquered numerous industries with ease. Now, she has turned her head to the cruise industry, focusing her efforts on new projects including Celebrity Cruises’ highly anticipated Celebrity Edge, which sailed her maiden voyage in December. But how does a traditional interior designer transition from l...

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami Welcomes Thousands of Attendees to Launch Event

Taking place on June 19-20 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami welcomed more than 2,800 attendees to its launch event. Marine interior suppliers, cruise li...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

'Seabourn Odyssey' Shines for Guests with Extensive Design Updates

SEATTLE, July 9, 2019 – Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cruise Ship Interiors to Host Awards in Miami

After a successful launch show in Miami, Cruise Ship Interiors will host its first awards for the marine interiors community. The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards will cover 15 categories across various disciplines. The Cruise Ship Interiors Awards will take place on June 15, 2020, while the second edition of the expo & conference will take place from June 16-17 at th...

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Monday, July 8, 2019

4 Cruise Ship Interiors Conference Speakers You Need to Follow on Instagram

For the first time ever, the entire cruise interiors industry was able to meet under one roof for peer-to-peer networking, relevant conference sessions, and ...

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Bolidt Innovation Center Finds the Formula to Conquer Global Markets

The first group of official visitors is being admitted by invitation-only to the Bolidt Innovation Center, a new hub for collaborative product development and testing that takes flooring and decking design using synthetic materials to a new level. ...

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Tillberg Design of Sweden Designs the World's First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship

The new Hurtigruten hybrid MS Roald Amundsen has set sail for the artic and is becoming the first cruise ship able to operate on battery power. When using its battery packs, it enables the vessel to move silently through sensitive wildlife areas without a trace! “This opens a new chapter in maritime history. MS Roald Amundsen is the first cruise shi...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Marine Interior Suppliers Offer Show-Stopping Displays

With a show floor filled with more than 250 acclaimed marine interior suppliers, it would be near impossible to pick a favorite booth. Nevertheless, there were certainly some show-stopping features on display… But who pulled out all the stops to impress attendees? ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Carnival Vista’s Propulsion System to Be Repaired Using First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Floating Dry Dock’

Popular Ship to Resume Caribbean Cruises from Galveston July 27 July 2, 2019 – Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Netherlands-based Boskalis, a worldwide leader in marine solutions, will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “f...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

10 Takeaways from Cruise Ship Interiors Conference 2019

With two days of back-to-back conference sessions led by 40+ industry-acclaimed speakers, from the likes of Trevor Young (MSC Cruises), to ...

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Key Trends for Cruise Interiors

Cruise interiors is an evergrowing market, with more luxury ships on order in 2018 than any years previous. Cruise operators want to know what guests want from a 21st-century cruise, hiring the world’s top designers to fulfill those needs under multi-million-dollar contracts. In 2018, we saw the debut and conception of several cutting-edge ships, including the highly anticipated ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

'Crystal Symphony' Redesign Wins Prestigious Award for Hospitality Experience and Design

AD Associates becomes first design agency to win in the transport category MIAMI, June 26, 2019 – The dramatic new look that resulted from Crystal Symphony’s most extensive dry dock ever in f...

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Event Highlights: Day Two

Once again attendees joined us bright and early at the Miami Beach Convention Center for another day of learning, networking, and connecting with suppliers. Opening day two’s conference was Cindy Guthrie, international president at NEWH, who, alongside Cruise Ship Interiors Expo...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Event Highlights: Day One

“This event is something that we need. The market is changing and for the interiors industry there is nothing like this.” – Antonio di Nenno, Lead Architect, MSC Cruises After a successful night of networking the night before, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo kicked off today with a bang as attendees flooded thro...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Event Highlights: Official Launch Party

The launch of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo was celebrated in style as the industry’s most prominent design studios, cruise lines, IMO suppliers, shipyards, and outfitters gathered under one roof at the New World Symphony for drinks and networking. ...

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... My Nguyen

Nationally acclaimed for her design projects in the marine, high-end residential, and hospitality markets, My Nguyen is known industry-wide for her diverse talent. After completing degrees in interior design and fine art, My joined Holland America Group in a newly created leader...

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Vittorio Garroni

Award-winning designer Vittorio Garroni will share his industry expertize with eager attendees at Cruise Ship Interiors Conference on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Speaking in...

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Introducing SRC Group

Founded in 2001, SRC Group has been active and successfully operating in maritime, offshore and industrial segments. Headquartered in the beautiful and historical city of Tallinn, Estonia, SRC Group serves its global customers out of Norway, The Netherlands, Italy, and USA. Together with decades of experience, SRC Group's team has recently entered into the cruise industry with...

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Interior Focus: Entertainment and Attractions

In less than a week’s time, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will welcome hundreds of marine interior suppliers. Over the past few months, we’ve shared with you the most exciting ...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Meet World-Class Design Studios at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo

Among the 250+ marine interior suppliers joining us at the Miami Beach Convention Center this June 19-20 will be some of the world’s leading design studios. Meet with the industry’s best and brightest minds at their booths, source inspiration for your next project, and scope out the ...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Two Weeks Until Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Debuts

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will take place in just two weeks’ time on June 19 and 20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA. The event will host an expo hall of 250+ marine interior suppliers, 14 conference sessions, and 16 live product demos. The event will kick off with an ...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Q&A with Carnival Mardi Gras' Lead Designers, Jorge Mesa and Javier Calle

Now well-known among the entire cruise interiors community, Studio DADO has been part of some of the industry's most exciting projects in recent years. Having just returned from their work on Carnival Mardi Gras, we spoke with founding partners Jorge Mesa and Javier Calle.  Below you'll find Jorge and Javier's collaborative responses to our quick-fire Q&...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Spotlight on Adriana Hoyos, AH Contract

A division of the ADRIANA HOYOS Furnishings Group, AH Contract serves some of the world's most prestigious resorts and hotel chains. Creating timeless designs for the hospitality industry is esteemed...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Organic Flooring from wineo

wineo PURLINE Organic Flooring: the Best Ingredients for Every Challenge Modern shipbuilding and progressive offshore facilities require a great deal of technical expertize as well as reliable and, above all, resilient technologies. The overriding aim is not only to withstand the challenges of the high seas, but also to offer people a modern and, in particular, safe environment at sea...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Spotlight on Andrea Serafini, StylGame

One of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo's more unique exhibitors, StylGame provides comfortable ergonomic products to the gaming industry. StylGame's unique offerings are designed with guest comfort in mind while providing state-of-the-art gaming experiences. As a relatively new additio...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

New Launch: Pure Paper by Ober Surfaces

Bring color and metal to your cruise ship with Ober Surfaces' "Pure Paper ®" collection Encompassing a new collection created by Patrick Norguet, it was only natural for the French designer and Ober Surfaces to begin collaborating on the design and development of...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Spotlight on Clemence Hardelay, Creative Matters Inc.

Senior designer at Creative Matters Inc. Clemence Hardelay shares her experience in the design industry with Cruise Ship Interiors Expo ahead of the brand's exhibit this June.   ...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Case Study: Cruise Ship Repairs with Magicman

Magicman is the UK's premier damage repair and restoration service and approved supplier to a large number of national companies, particularly in the construction, facilities management, insurance, and marine sectors. Magicman was the key supplier of specialized repair services to the London 2012 Olympic Park and Village as well as many notable London landmarks including the O2 Arena, the Shard...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Spotlight on Stephen Mills, McCue Marine

Established in 2014 as part of the McCue Crafted Fit brand, McCue Marine was created as a new venture to serve the marine interiors market. Ahead of the brand's exhibit at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, we caught up business development manager Stephen Mills. Hi...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

3-Hole Putt Competition with Adventure Golf Services

Taking place at the back of the expo hall, exhibitor Adventure Golf Services will be providing some light relief in the form of its 3-hole putt competition! Break the ice with new connections or network over a game of mini-golf as Adventure Golf Services provides attendees with one of its signature 3-hole demos. When taking a break from the expo & conference, attendees can reti...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Kravet Contract to Introduce Kravet Cruise at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo

June 2019 (Miami, FL) – Kravet Contract is excited to expand its vast offering with the introduction of Kravet Cruise. Launching in June at the first annual Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in Miami, Florida Kravet Cruise offers a wide range of fabrics: multipurpose, upholstery, drapery and sheers to suit an a...

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Meet Marine Artist Robert Lloyd

For more than 25 years, Robert Lloyd has been creating unique works of art, specifically for the shipping industry, as well as providing his pieces to art consultants and interior designers. Ranging from small, bespoke pieces, to larger projects, Robert’s expertize and artistry spans far and wide. ...

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Cabin Carpets by Brintons

As the largest design element in the space, flooring has an important role to play in the cabin interior. Carpet is one of the best mediums to use in creating an interior design statement. With Brintons' premium cabin options, you can enhance your guestroom experience with a woven carpet that will last longer and feel more comfortable underfoot. Choose between a higher coloration c...

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Boris Ruskovsky

Senior director of vessel refurbishment, Boris Ruskovsky is responsible for overseeing large-scale projects for world-leading cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  Over the past 20 years, Boris has been involved with operations, construction, and startups o...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5 Conference Sessions Designed to Inspire

Across two days, Cruise Ship Interiors Conference will host more than 40 expert speakers from the cruise interiors industry. Uniting on June 19-20 will be thought leaders and C-level professionals from ...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Spotlight on Dirk Callaerts, BlooLoc

Providers of smart technology to cruise ships, BlooLoc will be exhibiting at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in Miami this June. Through its smart onboard services - including mobile-based wayfinding, navigation, a...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New Launch: Sea Cruise by Architex

The new Sea Cruise collection by textile supplier Architex combines high luster yarns with rich chenille to create seven patterns suitable for nearly any application on land or sea. Sea Cruise features four organic geometric patterns (Annual, Calyx, Plunge, and Starboard) and three mainstay textures (Cabin, Excursion, Port of Call) and are colored in 11 perfectly paired palettes ensuring you be...

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Brands Debut Innovative Products at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo

Marine Suppliers to Debut Innovative Products and Services at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will take place on June 19 and 20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA. More than 250 ...

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Francesca Bucci

After achieving an M.A. in Architecture from the University of Rome, Francesca Bucci went on to work in leading firms including Perkins + Will, Peter Marino, and Polshek & Partners. Her years' experience with these firm further solidified Francesca's areas of expertize...

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Case Study: JC Hospitality on Ventus Australis

JC Hospitality worked alongside the talented designers at Enrique Concha & Co to supply and custom-make furniture for the new Ventus Australis expedition cruise ship in Patagonia, Chile. Having worked on a few projects with them in the past, this task was a wonderful collaboration between the two teams, le...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Spotlight on Alessandro Vrech, Marmi Vrech

Founded by Giocondo Vrech in Italy, Marmi Vrech has successfully operated as a family business for nearly 60 years. In 2010, Marmi Vrech saw an important generational change, as the family business was transferred to Giocondo's sons, Alessandro and Riccardo. Known for the...

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Monday, May 20, 2019

10 Things Not to Miss at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo

From June 19-20, 2019, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will entertain some of the biggest names in the cruise interiors industry, but an expo hall and conference aren’t all we’re offering… 1. Expert-Led Conference Sessions ...

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Live Product Demonstrations: Our Top Picks

With a show floor of more than 250 marine interiors suppliers, numerous conference sessions, and the co-located Marine Catering Expo, t...

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Colin Gant

As vice president of vessel refurbishment at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Colin Gant is responsible for all refurbishment activities within world-leading cruise brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises.  At ...

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

AD Associates Shortlisted in New ‘Transport’ Category at AHEAD Americas Awards

London based design agency AD Associates has been shortlisted for an award at AHEAD Americas for their involvement on the luxury, ocean-going vessel, Crystal Symphony. This year, a new ‘transport’ category has been added to the bill, which recognizes exceptional design and experience of mobile forms of hospitality such as cruise ships, sleeper trains, and riverboats. A...

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Five Trailblazers to Lead Debate on Cruise Industry Outlook

Cruise Ship Interiors Conference will take place on June 19 and 20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, USA. ‘Cruise Industry Outlook: Leaders Debate...

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... David McCarthy

Boasting more than 25 years' experience in the hospitality and maritime industry, David's cruise ship career began early. After a 14-year sea-going career with P&O Cruises, David moved on to work in various land-based roles with Carnival UK. Now, David helms t...

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 Ways to Maximize Your Time at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo & Conference

With so much to fit into just two (and a half) days’ time, don’t miss a beat and follow our handy step-by-step guide to maximize your time at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo & Conference. 1. Pre-register!...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Interior Focus: Artwork and Decorative Features

This June 19-20, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will host some of the industry’s most exciting marine interiors suppliers, renowned for their ability to supply innovative, state-of-the-art products and services to the world’s leading cruise lines. Over the past few months, we’ve taken you through our most est...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spotlight on Marco de Jorio, De Jorio Design

De Jorio Design is a leading company in the creation and supply of top-end luxury interiors. Renowned for its boundary-pushing designs, the team of designers at De Jorio Design has been internationally acclaimed, winning multiple awards.  In addition to th...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spotlight on Lone Ditmer, Dansk Wilton

Creators of custom-designed carpets, Dansk Wilton has quickly become a prominent name within the cruise interiors community. The first company in the world to deliver the Cradle to Cradle certified Colorte...

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Meet Callie Tedder-Hares, Creative Director for Virgin Voyages’ First Vessel

Virgin Voyages' debut ship Scarlet Lady has made quite the impression on the cruise interiors community, approaching almost all aspects of the maiden vessel with an “out with the old, in with the new” approach. From scrapping specialty restaurant fees to disallowing under 18s, Virgin Voyages isn't doing anything traditionally. In anticipation of the ship’s upcoming launch, we sat d...

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Invest in Your Best: 5 Reasons Your Team Needs to Attend CSIE

Are you looking for new ways to educate, motivate and train your team? With Cruise Ship Interiors Expo now less than seven weeks away, make sure your team is signed up to attend and prepared to be inspired!  The 1st annual event will welcome the entire supply chain of interior designe...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Stephen T. Fryers

Boasting more than 20 years' experience in the cruise industry, Stephen T. Fryers has worked extensively on newbuild, refurbishment, and major conversion projects for some of the world’s leading cruise lines, with his main area of expertize being interior fit-outs. T...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Climbing Walls from Ropes Courses Inc.

Clip ’n Climb® climbing walls provide hands-on active entertainment for vacation-goers aboard a cruise ship or at a port of call. Welcoming to climbers of every stage, participants of all ages are able to challenge one another for a bit of healthy competition or make their way up the wall of t...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spotlight on Josh Ralton, Agua Fabrics

Based in London, Agua Fabrics is a leading producer of performance upholstery fabrics. The brand's most recent collection, ...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spotlight on Richard Hill, The Deluxe Group

Having fostered a reputation in the early '90s – when its projects included Cunard Line's famous QE2 – as the go-to for marine outfitting services, The Deluxe Group...

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Design Concepts from Carnival Cruise Line

You may think that creating state-of-the-art interiors comes naturally for Carnival Cruise Line, but the consistently high-quality designs the cruise line produces are owing to Carnival’s talented in-house design team. At Carnival, the in-house design team is constantly working on new concepts and designs. Read on to dis...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Petra Ryberg

Having worked on projects across the globe, Petra Ryberg's vast expertize in the world of marine interiors has catapulted her into the position of design industry leader. After completing a degree in interior design in Sweden, Petra went on to found her own business, Petra Vi...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

4 Industry Design Names You Need to Know

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo and Conference, taking place June 18-20, 2019, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, will welcome world-renowned designers to share insights across a variety of conference sessions and display their se...

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Spotlight on Filippo Piccinini, Morbid Line Italy

Specialists in the design and production of IMO certified furniture, foam, fabric, and leather, Morbid Line Italy operates within the cruise and hospitality industry, focusing primarily on newbuild and refurbishment projects. Boasting more than 40 years' experience, all furniture crea...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Carnival Mardi Gras to Debut Premium ‘Carnival Excel’ Suites

Carnival Mardi Gras to Debut Premium ‘Carnival Excel’ Suites with Select Amenities & New Resort-Style Loft 19 Enclave Access Innovative Ship to Include More than 180 Suites as Part of Expansive Choice of Accommodations Miami (April 9, 2019) – ...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Launch: Terrae Prints from Kravet

Kravet Couture introduces Terrae Prints, a collection of exclusively designed prints executed with simplicity and color in mind. Blossoming flowers, rich marble textures, and undulating waves are all interpreted with a painterly hand, beautifully...

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Behind SMC Design: In Conversation with Managing Director Andy Yuill

Established in the mid-nineties as an interior design business, SMC Design quickly expanded, branching into graphic design and artwork consultancy. In 2005, Andy Yuill (designer extraordinaire and the subject of this very feature), bought the company with a colleague. S...

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Anemone Wille Våge Collaborates with GU

Norwegian designer, Anemone Wille Våge, has collaborated with fabric suppliers Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik. The brand's latest collection, Anemone Wille Våge for GU combines Anemone's sense of evocative and detailed interiors with GU's uncompromising st...

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Introducing Ober Surfaces

Ober Surfaces, a reliable partner for your interior design projects In 1925, the Ober family founded the eponymous company, which thereafter became Ober Surfaces®. Specialists in high-end decorative surfaces for nearly 100 years, Ober Surfaces has accompanied architects, designers, and developers in their projects. The Ober Surfaces® group unites two brands dedicat...

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Seven Seas Splendor Features Studio DADO Designs

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Selects Studio DADO to Design Key Spaces Onboard the Ship that Perfects Luxury Coral Gables, FL (April 2, 2019) - Regent Seven Seas Cruises has selected Miami-based boutique cruise ship and hospitality design firm Studio DADO to create key public and private areas of its newest luxury ship, Seven Seas Splendor. The studio i...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Aerial Attractions from Ropes Courses Inc.

Ropes Courses Inc. is an expert in providing adventure attractions to the cruise market. Its marine portfolio includes supplying attractions to three of the world's four major cruise lines, MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruis...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Petu Kummala

Petu Kummala's love for design didn't begin when he started out on his career back in 1993; ever since he was a child, Kummala has been fascinated by designing and customizing objects, whether that be a piece of art, his bike helmet, or even a car. Now, Kummala holds the pre...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Speaker Q&A with... Lisa McCabe

With more than 30 years' industry experience under her belt, Lisa McCabe is nothing less than a specialist in her field. As vice president of revitalization and hotel refurbishment, McCabe, along with her team, undertakes the majority of Carnival Cruise Line's large-scale drydocks....

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Monday, April 1, 2019

The Art of Cruise Interiors

How Art Consultancy Firms Source and Provide Meaningful Artwork for Cruise Lines Finding the right art to accompany a cruise interior can be a daunting challenge, especially when you’re tasked with providing cohesive collections and unique pieces across an...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Interior Focus: Furniture Collections

Providing furniture to cruise lines can present some interesting challenges, as suppliers must account for unpredictable movement, harsh weather conditions, space limitations, and weight restrictions when creating furniture for the marine market. Cruise lines and interior outfitters may be more likely to opt for lightweight materials, but that doesn’t mean the quality has to suffer. At ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Launch: Cantari by Fardis

Decorative, residential wallcoverings brand Fardis (parent company to Muraspec) launches into Spring 2019 with the launch of a new collection, Cantari. The New Cantari Collection demonstrates a modern twist on classical damasks, as well as introdu...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

From Start to Finish: How Chelsom provides marine expertize across the board

Chelsom is a 70-year-old company with vast experience in the cruise ship sector. Their knowledge of and close relationship with the industry’s specialist interior design practices, shipyards and operators gives them the closest possible understanding of what the industry needs. Chelsom’s own in-house marine specialists in product design, manufacture, and installation ensure they meet those ...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dos and Don'ts of Winning Interior Outfitting Contracts... with Trimline

Interior outfitting experts, Trimline, tell us how to land contracts With more than 54 years’ experience in the world of cruise interiors, Trimline pride themselves on their ability to create world-class interiors for cruise customers ...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Conference Agenda Released and Final Speakers Announced

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami Releases Full Conference Agenda and Final Speakers   The full conference agenda for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is now available online More than 25 C-level professionals will share their expertize at the even...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Our Top 4 Adventure Attractions at Sea

Gone are the days when all you’d find to entertain you onboard a cruise ship is a game of shuffleboard and a running track. Now, attractions range from expansive ropes courses to go-karting tracks and bungee jumping structures. With cruise lines now vying to get in with the millennial market, attractions seem to be getting more and more impressive and varied; so much so, that we decided to ta...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Celebrate International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day from #CSIE19! A day to show how far we’ve come, a day to remind us how far we’ve still to go or simply a day to celebrate the women in your life, International Women’s Day has many meanings to many people. This year’s chosen focus of Internation...

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Spotlight on Veno Cravino, API

With an impressive marine portfolio, API provides custom resin flooring to large surface areas. Having supplied to more than 400 passenger ships, API has vast experience in the cruise industry, priding themselves on their 'Made in Italy' solutions and a focus on elegant design. A...

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Get Your Boss Onboard

Need help convincing your boss? Getting your boss onboard might prove a challenge, but there are plenty of reasons to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami, all of which will serve your business in the long run and provide a positive return on investment. Is it relevant? With a ...

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Case Study: Studio DADO on Oceania Insignia

When You Get It, You Get It How Studio DADO, a hospitality design firm established in 2016, walked into a meeting with a small project and walked out with a key role in a...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Interior Focus: Fabric, Soft Furnishing, and Textiles Collections

Plush, welcoming pillows, elegantly upholstered armchairs, and delicately draped curtains are just some of the soft furnishings that go into creating a contemporary cabin onboard a 21st-century cruise. Fabric, textiles, and soft furnishings are vital when it comes to building a sophisticated stateroom, a refined eatery, or a welcoming lounge area. From cushions and carpets to curtains and chair...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Case Study: Morbid Line

Morbid Line is a world-leading supplier specializing in the design and production of IMO certified outdoor/indoor furniture, leather, fabric, eco pelle, and foam for the cruise and hospitality industry, for new and refurbishment projects, based on the architects, contractors, and designers requests. With their experienced team, 40 years of professional artistry, and 4.000...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spotlight on Mads Agerholm, Dansk Wilton

Creators of custom designed carpets and Cradle to Cradle certified collections, Dansk Wilton is making waves in the cruise interiors industry with its innovative, flexible, and sustainability-friendl...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Case Study: Regolo Studio

Regolo Studio: Your partner for digital technologies application Superyacht case history: digital refitting activity Discover how high precision environmental scanning is used for both aesthetical purposes and for new component engineering alike. What are the advantages of high precision environmental scanning? ...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Norwegian Wool from Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik

Wool for Generations Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik manufactures premium quality IMO certified wool-based upholstery fabrics. Setesdal, Sirdal, and Suldal were designs created in 2014 with a wish to rein...

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Tillberg Design of Sweden Interiors on Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Seven Seas Splendor is the newest addition to Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Designed by luxury cruise ship interior designers...

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Friday, February 15, 2019

New Launch: Faux Leather from Kravet

Kravet Contract Introduces SILICONE – PERFORMANCE FAUX LEATHER Kravet Contract introduces SILICONE – PERFORMANCE FAUX LEATHER, a collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics, perfect for upholstery. Both UV friendly and water resistant, these fabrics are inherently anti-microbial, anti-fungal...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Spotlight on John Hadley, Chelsom

Born from retail roots in 1947, Chelsom has earned its esteemed reputation as one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of decorative lighting to the international hospitality and marine markets. Chelsom designs have been specified for some of the most p...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Introducing Royal Thai

As carpet designers and collaborators, inspiration comes from many places—from fine art, fashion and nature to the process, machinery, and materials. Partnering with a wide variety of artists from around the world, Royal Thai offers a multicultural perspective and has an extensive library of patterns to choose from, or you can customize your own piece to enhance your bra...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami Announces its First Conference Speakers

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami Announces its First Conference Speakers   Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami is a free-to-attend event catering exclusively to the cruise interiors industry Industry experts from Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and Studio DADO will speak at the conference The inaugural expo will take place June...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Technology from Vimar on MSC Seaside

Vimar technology on board the record-breaking ship With a tonnage of 152,000 tons, a length of 323 meters, a height of over 60 meters, 2,100 passenger cabins and 750 for the crew, MSC Seaside is in effect a record ship. The new flagship MSC was built by Finca...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New Launch: La Feria From Skopos

New Skopos Decorative Velvet Upholstery with a Carnival Feel Celebrating the New Year in style, the new luxury flame retardant decorative upholstery collection from Skopos, La Feria, officially launches this January. Previewed at events towards...

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Adventure Attractions From Ropes Courses Inc.

For 30 years, Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) has been in the business of designing, manufacturing and installing innovative adventure products across the globe. With low operator costs, minimal maintenance and a high return on investment, Sky Trail® aerial attractions are the perfect addition to any space whether it’s indoors, outdoors or on the seven seas...

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Marine Flooring from Lonseal

Before air travel became a common way of seeing the world, passenger ships were one of the only ways to travel vast distances. Cruise ships have transformed over the years and are now the fastest growing sector in the travel market. In order to stay ahead in the competition, cruise ships must always be one step ahead in keeping its design up‐to‐date, including flooring installa...

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Interior Focus: Glass, Stone & Wood Collections

A vital cog in the cruise interiors supply chain-machine, glass, wood, and stone suppliers are used to fulfilling the grand requirements of major cruise lines. From durable cabin windows to elegant table tops and sustainable wood floorings, these suppliers know what their cruise industry clients require. ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

AD Associates Works with Crystal Cruises Again for Diamond Class Ships

AD Associates is delighted to announce its involvement in Crystal Cruises’ new Diamond class ships. Crystal Diamond represents the first ocean-going, newbuild vessel for Crystal Cruises since 2003 and is scheduled to join the award-winning luxury fleet in 2022. The luxury ships will measure approximately 67,000 gross tons and accommodate around 800 guests, b...

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gerflor Onboard Celebrity Edge

Gerflor’s motto “walking on water with style” has never been so aptly illustrated. Gerflor Group creates, manufactures, and markets innovative, decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes., developing specific floorings and wall solutions to meet all indoor applications in the marine market. Gerflor’s ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Spotlight on Mark Henderson, Magicman

Known for their ability to "magic" problems away, Magicman supplies the cruise industry with repair, restoration, and renewal services to ensure all onboard facilities are maintained to a high standard. Providing damage control to fixtures and fittings in cabins, corridors, ba...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Spotlight on Andreas Krenzen, Shores Global

Andreas Krenzen is general manager for the cruise division at Shores Global, a preferred partner for the cruise and hospitality market when it comes to quality furniture and fabrics. Working closely with architects and designers, Shores Global meets its clients' needs ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bolidt Has The Edge

Some of the eye-catching features onboard Celebrity Edge, one of the most eagerly-awaited cruise ships for many years, will be distinguishable by their inclusion of high-quality decking from Bolidt Synthetic Products and Systems. The 2,908 passenger capacity Celebrity Cruises ship embarked on its maiden cruise from Port Everglades on December 9th, 2018. Featuring a...

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Savage Lighting Launches New LED Lighting Control System

Savage Marine Ltd, leading specialists in the design and manufacture of lighting solutions for the cruise, superyacht and marine leisure industries, has extended its product line with the addition of a fully integrated lighting control system for the control and dimming of LEDs: the BOLT 320. The BOLT 320, part of Savage Lighting’s new Zeus Technology range, has been spec...

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Introducing Our New Logo

  The world’s first and only event to focus exclusively on interior design, architecture, and outfitting for the cruise industry, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo is pleased to announce the introduction of its new logo as part of the ongoing evolution ...

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

New Launch: Fire Doors From Advanced Pneumatic Marine

Advanced Pneumatic Marine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of A60 fire door systems and complete solutions for marine doors, hereby presents its latest development in marine fire protection technology: the unrivaled electric sliding door ECS 2100/SFF. Its special feature: High-tech insulation products meet state-of-the-art electronic control components for all marine sli...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Spotlight on Fred Van Tunen, WARA

Fred Van Tunen is the co-founder of WARA PFE B.V. which provides concept supporting artwork to the hospitality industry. Known for their custom visuals, together with designers and hotel owners they realize creative art concepts. Hi Fred, thanks...

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Cruise Interiors: Holiday Edition

For many, Christmas aboard a cruise ship offers a welcome getaway from the annual hectic preparations, obligatory hosting duties, and necessary post-festivities tidy-up. With some of the best chefs in the world, bucket-list destinations, and world-class entertainment, it’s not surprising that more than ever people are choosing to spend the festive period at sea. ...

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Studio DADO: from a lunchtime whim to Interior Design Magazine’s “Giants in Hospitality”

We wanted to get to know Studio DADO, so we sat down with the four founding partners (left to right: Jorge L. Mesa, Greg Walton, Yohandel Ruiz, and Javier Calle). Unfortunately, Enzo, the Italian greyhound (center), wasn’t present. This was one of the most challenging interviews we’ve ever con...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Spotlight On Jordan Beckner, FiberBuilt Umbrellas & Cushions

Ahead of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center June 18-20, we spoke with Jordan Beckner, President of Sales at FiberBuilt Umbrellas & Cushions. The leading manufacturer of fiberglass ribbed umbrellas, FiberBuilt ...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Launch: Voxel Chair from Vondom

Innovative furniture creators, Vondom create designs by and for dynamic people and innovators who demand only the best quality. Their newest launch, the Voxel Chair is the perfect conceptual architectural piece for any space. Based on the Vertex Chair, a...

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Solarglide Black Out West Phoenix

Working offshore is a tough lifestyle, therefore, rest and recuperation between long shift hours are essential to keep crew alert and working efficiently. Sleeping on rigs can be difficult, especially during daylight hours, so having window coverings that block out daylight is a real benefit to the crew. Earlier this year, SOLARGLIDE, one of the leading suppliers of window covering solu...

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dansk Wilton Presents DW Twist

Based on Colortec technology Dansk Wilton introduces its latest quality carpet DW TWIST Dansk Wilton's DW TWIST has been chosen for some of the most exquisite projects around the globe, adding extra luxury. DW TWIST combines hard-twisted yarn and normal velvet yarn creating an outstanding surface and a special 3D effect. The mix of yarns creates a shimmering texture ...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Introducing WEL International

With more than 40 years of experience in the carpet and rug industry, WEL International has vast experience, from designing, manufacturing, and installing carpets and rugs, to providing its clients with maintenance, cleaning, and care post-installation. ...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Launch: Nevada by Magitex Décor

Established fabric suppliers, Magitex Décor is the premier resource for fashionable fabrics, offering decorative textiles for residential, commercial, and hospitality applications. Family-owned and based in Miami, Magitex has deep roots in the textile industry, traveling the world to source new, exciting color palettes and fabrics. Newly launched, Magitex Décor has a...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Electronic Touch Switch from Vimar

Electronic touch switch 8in 7out 3 modules: design and technology made in Vimar Vimar is pleased to present its new solution for high-end interior equipment for yachts and cruise liners: a new electronic touch plate from the Eikon Tactil family, the luxury wiring devices range that adopts precious materials like crystal glass, stone, leather, Corian and wood. The new prod...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Case Study: Dansk Wilton on Celebrity Edge

Celebrity is taking its fleet to the EdgeSM Celebrity Edge has been handed over to Celebrity Cruises by Chantiers de l’Atlantique. Celebrity Edge is the ship that is leading THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a modernization of the ...

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Introducing Bergo Flooring

Bergo deck coverings can be found on hundreds of ship decks throughout the world Bergo Flooring develops and supplies safe, slip reducing and sound absorbing flooring that features a non-organic and eco-friendly material. The lightweight, draining and venting design allows the surface to stay dry and is also comfortable to walk on, even barefoot in warm climates. BERGO protects the pa...

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Re-wool by Kvadrat

Re-wool by Kvadrat Crafted using 45% recycled wool, Re-wool is a rich upholstery textile with a sustainable profile. The textile is partly made by reusing scraps from Kvadrat’s yarn spinners in the UK and has been designed by Margrethe Odgaard.   "The idea was to create a both honest and environmentally friendly – textile with a poetic feel by rec...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Case Study: Dansk Wilton on Le Lapérouse

Leading manufacturers of custom designed carpets, Dansk Wilton have been keeping themselves busy, with high profile projects filling their portfolio in recent months. Most recently, Dansk Wilton has provided flooring to Ponant’s new Explorer series. Hear directly from Dansk Wilton as they discuss their involvement onboard the premier Le Lapérouse vessel in this case study. ...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Interior Focus: Flooring Collections

Flooring is arguably the most impactful part of a cruise ship interior. Gone are the days of garish, gaudy carpets in 70s-style ballrooms; now more than ever cruise lines are trying to give their guests a contemporary, home-away-from-home feel. When it comes to providing interiors for sea-worthy vessels, function and durability is as important as appearance. Out...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Launch: Performance Value Textures from Kravet

Creator of high-quality IMO textiles and marine interior supplier Kravet is an industry leader in to-the-trade fabric and furnishings. Now, Kravet Contract introduces Performance Value Textures, a book of nine patterned textures offered in a broad spectrum of col...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Trimline Transforms 35 Public Spaces on the New Marella Explorer

As the main cruise interior contractor onboard, marine interior specialist Trimline was responsible for transforming the interior of Mein Schiff 2 into Marella Explorer. Trimline’s specialist team of around 350 tradespeople carried out the extensiv...

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Radici Marine and Seafloor

Radici Marine Radici is pleased to announce Radici Marine, the new Radici business unit entirely dedicated to the marine industry. A new organization that aims to be in close contact with professionals of cruise, ferry and yacht sectors offering great service and, above all, a huge mix of products, taking advantage of multiple technologies as Wilton, Axminster, and Tufting....

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Monday, November 19, 2018

New Launch: Walbrook from Sekers

Walbrook Worldwide suppliers of IMO certified fabrics to the marine market, Sekers announces the launch of WALBROOK, a collection specifically for the marine interiors market. An elegant velvet with subtle marble effect, Walbrook is available in 28 luxurious colors ranging from rich ...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Cabin Automation Trends from VIMAR

Based in Italy, VIMAR is a leader in lighting controls, wiring accessories and automation systems aboard cruise ships and yachts. Taking a holistic approach to electrical installation, VIMAR provides complete aesthetic integration between all wall-mounted devices to make sure switches, power and data outle...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Launch: Tropical Prints from Skopos

Tropical Prints on FR Fabrics for a Boutique Feel Classic trellis designs, tumbles of exotic flowers and waving palm trees give a clue to the relaxing far-away feel of the new collection launching this Autumn by Skopos. 7 new designs, printed on a choice of base-cloths, offer an up...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Launch: PATAGON from Sekers Fabrics

IMO fabric supplier Sekers, announces the launch of PATAGON, a versatile collection of wide width sheers, including linen effect semi-plains, a dramatic texture with a subtle twist of metallic thread and a large scale decorative geometric design. Patagon is available in a diverse palette ranging from sophisticated neutrals and cool metallic tones to a bold black & white color c...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Huanan Building Materials: Powering the World with Professional Marine Accommodation System Service

As one of the biggest manufacturers specializing in marine accommodation systems, Huanan Building Materials' products have been used in 30 main ship-building countries, which contribute to maintaining long term relationships with over 500 clients. Now, you can see its products on ships by AIDA Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Century Cruise, and more....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Flotex FR from Forbo

Digitally Printed Marine Floor Covering – Flotex FR The world of surface printing is rapidly changing, with end-users demanding a greater variety of colors and designs. Customers now want to be able to express their individuality and tailor their designs to suit their individual project requirements. Digital printing allows for not only the customization of existing des...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Launch: Aztec Collection from Agua Fabrics

Agua Fabrics is delighted to launch its brand-new Aztec collection. Designed with Teresa Collins (Studio Teresa Collins, London), Agua has created a luxuriously soft tweed style upholstery fabric suitable for all indoor environments. Aztec is an elegant and textured fabric in seven beautifully sophisticated colors, while still retaining all the Agua performance properties of being fire ret...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Launch: Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik

Founded in 1887 in Lillehammer, Norway, Gudbrandsdalens (GU) is an established textile mill, which ensures the highest levels of flexibility and quality upholstery for shipboard use. Now, the marine fabric supplier has released new color pallets for two of its best-selling fabrics, the AMDAL and HEIDAL. ...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Case Study: MJM Marine Refits Azamara Pursuit

Founded in 1983, MJM Marine specializes in newbuild, refurbishment, refit, and fit-out services to the marine, commercial, and private sectors.  In January 2018 MJM Marine was awarded a historic refit contract by Royal Caribbean Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. For the first time in its history, the cruise operator entrusted full project management responsibilities for a...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Special Sun Room Glazing for Cruise Ships from ADCO Glass International

ADCO Glass International offers special sun room glazing on cruise ships with self-shading and integrated air conditioning within the steel structure. By using this technology, ADCO can meet the specifications and technical requirements of the design and ensure aesthetic and full comfort for passengers. ...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Introducing Ropes Courses Inc.

Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) has been in the business of designing, manufacturing and installing innovative adventure products across the globe since 1989. RCI’s premiere product, Sky Trail® aerial attractions, have even made their way onto 3 out of the 4 major cruise lines: MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. Engineered and cons...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Interior Focus: Lighting Collections

Lighting is a vast and vital market within the cruise interiors industry. Ornate, impressive chandeliers can elevate any room to the epitome of class and glamour, while interior downlights offer a practical solution to narrow corridors lacking light. Combining function and style is paramount in the cruise interiors industry, with guests wanting the feel of a contemporary hotel even in t...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Vimar: Smart Solutions to Make Vessels Even Smarter

Innovation never stops As part of VIEW, Vimar’s vision on the Internet of Things, innovative solutions are...

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Friday, October 19, 2018

New Launch: Kravet

An industry leader to the trade home furnishings industry, Kravet create fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets, and accessories. Now, the fifth generation family business presents their fourth installment of the Sta-Kleen faux-leather collection. Read more about it below and on Kravet's website. ...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Launch: Sunbury Design

Known for its inspiring, fire-retardant fabrics, Sunbury Design creates high-quality IMO-approved fabrics for commercial interiors on a global basis. Ahead of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, Sunbury Design have offered us an insight into their newest collection of contract and hospitality upholstery fabrics. ...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Seaworthy: The SelfCookingCenter XS Now Available in Marine Version

After RATIONAL's highly successful launch of the SelfCookingCenter XS, the marine version of this appliance model is now following. The small combi-steamer will now also demonstrate its great performance and commitment on cruise ships, yachts, freighters and in the navy. RATIONAL is once again showing its awareness of trend with the expansion of the XS range to include the marine v...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Case Study: Radici Marine

Based in the Seriana Valley, Bergamo, Italy, Radici Marine prides itself on its historic connection to textiles. Centering innovation at the heart of its business, Radici Marine creates high-quality IMO certified textiles using advanced technology. ...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

GTF Freese: Growing Together with the Cruise Industry

One of the leading suppliers of coverings for ship decks, GTF Freese offer a complete range of subfloors, deck coverings, noise-reducing systems and vibration-damping structures. Read on to find out more about their high performance floors and the technology behind them. GTF Freese will make sure that you always walk on top of the best floors, at least on vessels. Our...

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Celebrity Edge Gets Solarglide's High-Performance Solar Screens

Celebrity Cruises' newest ship, the Celebrity Edge, has garnered some much-deserved attention recently, with cruise industry professionals questioning what we can expect from the $1bn vessel.   Cruise Ship Interiors Expo exhibitors, Solarglide, have played an important role in bringing innovative desi...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Launch: Galaxy Glass & Stone

Over its near 40-year history, Galaxy® has played an integral role in many of the world’s most exceptional design projects, having provided innovative solutions to some of the best-known names in 20th-century architecture. With environmentally-friendly, inspired design at the heart of the company, Galaxy has become a trusted resource for quality glass and stone-works. ...

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Introducing AROS Marine

Based in Klaipèda, Lithuania, AROS Marine provides marine interiors, ship furniture, and electrical installation works.  Read more about the company's projects and ethos below. AROS Marine helps cruise lines to make cruise ship passengers feel comfortable and cozy. AROS Marine is successfully operating and constantly growing within the cruise ship ...

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Monday, October 1, 2018

New Launch: Sekers Fabrics

Having supplied IMO certified fabrics and marine wallcoverings to the worldwide marine market for over 40 years, Sekers provides a wide variety of products suitable for public areas including lounges, bars, and restaurants, as well as private areas such as staterooms and cabins. Numerous notable cruise lines have utilized Sekers' services, including Cunard, P&O...

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Pfleiderer Case Study: MS Roald Amundsen

The leading wood panel manufacturer in Europe, Pfleiderer, has released a new case study detailing its experience outfitting an expedition ship. Along with Norweigan shipping company, Hurtigruten, Pfleiderer created the world's first expedition ship ...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Launch: Formica Group

The DecoMetal® Laminates range brings a touch of luxury, glamour and metallic authenticity to surfaces.   An expanded matte series features Matte Bronze, Matte Graphite and Matte Rose Gold (pictured) colors, as well as a luxurious Oxibronze décor which features an organic fluid effect hand-finished by craftsman.  ...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spotlight On Scott E. Lundmark, Adventure Golf Services

We spoke to Scott E. Lundmark of Adventure Golf Services about the key challenges of designing for the cruise market, which project he's most proud of, and the top cruise design trends of 2018. Hi Scott. Can you tell us ...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

New Launch: Dansk Wilton

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to consumers, especially those within the cruise and marine interiors industry. Custom carpet designers, Dansk Wilton, has taken this new industry trend in its stride with the release of its brand new product series, RE:THINK. RE:THINK your sustainable footprint: Dansk Wilton makes it easy to take the right step...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Modular Construction from ADCO

ADCO Glass International, an exhibitor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2019, provides customized solutions in glass for cruise interiors and exteriors. One of the biggest and best-known shipbuilding design offices, Neptun Ship Design, asked ADCO for developing a customized glass construction for shipbuilding and architectu...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Launch: Introducing The Axminster Carpet Collection, VOLTAIC

A Founding Partner of Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, WEL International, has recently introduced their newest Axminster carpet collection, VOLTAIC. The VOLTAIC collection uses layers and textures to electrify the corridors and public spaces everywhere. With 540 standard colors to choose from, the VOLTAIC col...

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Sekers announces the launch of OLYMPIA

Sekers announces the launch of OLYMPIA, a collection of two wide width curtain fabrics. Both inherently FR, Bainbridge is a versatile textured plain drapery with a contemporary matte linen look and Vashon, supplied with a weighted band, is a sheer with elegant simplicity and subtle sheen. Available in a palette of soft and stylish shades including neutrals, blues, reds and purples, Olympia is a...

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Hysea Case Study: Project Refit Costa Victoria Suite & Main Suite

Hysea, an exhibitor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2019, has recently released a case study on their latest refit project on the Costa Victoria Suite & Main Suite. Hysea's competencies, experience, and skills span from what it takes to what is needed to fully meet and satisfy the outfitting requirements on public areas and li...

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Case Study: Private Yacht - Hillsboro Beach, Florida

When the owners of Yacht Hillsboro were ready to set sail with a new floor to replace the aged marble on its main deck, they discovered that Crossville’s gauged porcelain tile panels (tiles that are measured in feet—not inches!) offered an ideal creative solution. These ...

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Crossville Debuts Convergence Glass Mosaic Tile Collection

Crossville, Inc. has announced the launch of Convergence, the brand’s latest glass mosaic tile collection. The stunning new wall line offers the look of end-grain wood captured in rich, jewel tones and cast in polished glass mosaics. Convergence comes in eight vibrant colors: Pearl, Chardonnay, Sepia, Pigeon, Orchid, Indigo, Currant, and Peacock. These luxe hues are h...

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Keeping ‘Star’ Passengers Cool and Protected

With the ever-increasing number of cruise ships operating globally, solar glare and heat through ships windows is an increasing issue for cruise passengers and ship operators. With cruise passenger numbers surpassing 27.2 million this year, solar protection is essential for the safety and comfort of passengers and crew. This summer SOLARGLIDE, one of the leading ...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Brombach + Gess Specializes in Glass Bonding Technology

Marine glazing Brombach + Gess has been a specialist in glass bonding technology in industrial shipbuilding for over 30 years and implements demanding projects in glass on cruise and river cruise ships. In addition to an extensive portfolio of solutions in glass, the company has concentrated on a new development - it is displaying its Loggia-Cabin Window system at the ...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kvadrat Introduces Twill Weave to its Product Collection

Twill Weave brings a contemporary interpretation of the classic woolen twill upholstery textile. It is crafted by American designer Jonathan Olivares. Originally designed for the Twill Weave daybed, which Jonathan Olivares created in 2016, Twill Weave features the same weave pattern as carbon fiber – the material used for the bed’s frame. ...

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Danish Suppliers Help Shipowners Promote a Green Profile

Tourists not only demand luxury when travelling on cruise ships. Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important part of the travel experience and thus, the industry must follow showing environmental and social responsibility. “Wit...

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Spotlight on Greg Walton, CEO, Studio DADO

We hear from Advisory Board member, Greg Walton, CEO of Studio DADO. Learn about his achievements and advice for all cruise interior designers. Can you te...

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Spotlight on David McCarthy, AD Associates

We turn the spotlight to David McCarthy, director of marine projects & communications at award-winning multidisciplinary design firm, AD Associates. Get insight on what he's achieved in the interior design of the cruise industry, what's been his proudest mome...

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Friday, August 3, 2018

New Launch: Edition 26 from Chelsom

More than two years of in-house design led by Robert and Will Chelsom has resulted in the launch of Chelsom’s brand new collection, Edition 26. The new ranges are presented within both a market leading catalog as well as a fully reworked state of the art website. The collection ...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Awkward Ship Windows Are Solarglide’s Forte

Ship windows come in different sizes and shapes. Obscure window shapes such as trapezoids, triangles, circles and inverted Rhombus’s are some of the variety of weird and wonderful windows found onboard new and old ships alike! Often the installation and functionality of window blinds is not considered during the initial vessel design which can create a ‘headache’ for outfitters an...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Official Handover of Trimline’s Latest Investment

With more than 54 years' experience in creating world-class interiors for cruise customers globally, Trimline Ltd is respected in the industry for delivering a quality finish and innovative thinking on each of their interior refits. With a dedicated Innovations team, they are continually researching and developing products and processes that c...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sekers Announces the Launch of GINZO

Sekers Fabrics has supplied IMO certified fabrics and wallcoverings to the worldwide marine market for over 40 years. Having supplied products to many notable cruise lines, including Cunard, P&O, RCCL, and Carnival to name but a few we are very pleased to have them exhibiting at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2019. ...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Spotlight on Gustavo Berenblum, Berenblum Busch Architects

Gustavo Berenblum is founding principal of Berenblum Busch Architects, (BBA), an architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Miami specializing in port, residential, hospitality, and education projects.  Having won numerous awards including South ...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bolidt Gets a Warm Reception from Polar Cruise Operators

The well-established position of Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems decking and flooring in mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets has been quickly converted into a series of business wins in the fast-emerging polar expedition cruise ship sector. The most recent contract for the Dutch manufacturer’s hardwearing, environmentally friendly and visually attrac...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Arconas Launches inPower™ and Place™ Wireless Charging Tablet

Arconas has launched two new public furniture solutions, the inPower™ hub and Place™ wireless charging tablet, to bring additional power options to high-traffic waiting areas. The inPower™ hub is a sleek wall-mounted counter system designed with an integrated inPower™ flex 3 module for people to charge their personal electronics. Arconas has also seamlessly integrated wireless charging ...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Debuts at Miami Beach Convention Center

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo will land at the Miami Beach Convention Center on June 18 – 20, 2019. With less than a year to go, Miami is set to welcome operators, shipyards, interior outfitters, architects, and interior design studios to meet with the entire supply chain working within the cruise refurbishment, newb...

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