Miami-based, boutique design studio, Studio DADO has announced its Award for Design Excellence (ADEX). The honour goes to the firm’s inaugural textile line, the ‘Voyages Collection’, which has made considerable waves in the cruise and hospitality markets since its release last summer. The stunning material collection was created in partnership with Kravet Contract, a fifth-generation industry leader in textiles and home furnishings.
ADEX is hailed as the largest and most prestigious design competition in architecture and design. Winning the ADEX is seen as the industry stamp of approval for groundbreaking designs. The criteria to win is no less than superior innovation, function and aesthetics.
“As creatives, we’re embarking on different journeys that inspire how we approach designing custom furniture and fabrics that will ultimately curate an entire experience. We are honoured to be recognized amongst our peers as we continue to collectively serve astute design clientele”
Jorge Mesa, Studio DADO
The collection is conceptualized from a need for fabrics that meet stringent, marine specific regulations. This includes IMO requirements and passing NFPA 701 standards. The Voyages Collection emerged from the blended aesthetics and visions of Studio DADO and Kravet. The result? A curated, multifaceted collection that suits the needs of the IMO standards and brings the comforts of home to the cruise industry.
“The Voyages Collection was a wonderful opportunity for Kravet Contract to collaborate with a team of experts. Studio Dado’s extensive insight into the Cruise world helped guide the design direction as we worked together on patterns, colour, and the intricacies of fire safety protocol. The result is a beautiful collection that combines the expertise of Kravet Contract with the style of Studio DADO, bringing Kravet Inc. into the world of Cruise with a splash.”
Karen Keating, Design Director, Kravet Contract
The Voyages Collection boasts a decorative, lifestyle assemblage of drapery and multipurpose fabrics showcased throughout staterooms, suites, and public spaces. Many of the featured fabrics are wide width, introducing new graphic designs and textures. The aesthetics are clean, modern, serene and functional, complimented by a calming and sophisticated color palette.
An International Palette
The collection encompasses a complete offering, including upholstery, sheers, and multiuse materials that elevate the atmosphere, promoting luxury and ease.
“As a multidisciplinary studio, we couldn’t be prouder of this inaugural offering. The collection, inspired by our travels around the world, brings together a palette that is international and can be used in a multitude of environments and regions. Our goal was to create a truly cosmopolitan offering not tied to a particular look or style but representative of the diverse portfolio that our Studio is known for.”
Yohandel Ruiz, Studio DADO
Stay tuned for more from this dynamic collaboration. Due to the initial success of the Voyages Collection, CSI exhibitors Studio DADO and CSIE exhibitors Kravet are embarking on another design journey together. We will be seeing the new collection to market within the next year.
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