Europe’s cruise interiors community is due to meet on 1st – 2nd December at the ExCeL in London for two days of design-focused networking, product sourcing and the Cruise Conversations Live conference.
The cruise industry’s major interior design studios will be exhibiting at a show for the first time since the pandemic.
Visitors from the biggest cruise lines based in Europe, including Disney Cruise Line, P&O Cruise Line and MSC Cruises, will join shipyards, including Fincantieri, Meyer Werft and Chantier de l’Atlantique will meet with and product source from the cruise interior industry’s leading suppliers, outfitters and design studios.
Some 200 exhibitors will include design studios De Jorio Design, YSA Design, SMC Design, Oliver Design, Naval Interiors Team and Marine Interiors, a Fincantieri company.
As Carnival Cruise Lines’ Petu Kummula, said at the most recent Cruise Conversations Live event, “There’s certain things that you need to do in person. Looking at and touching materials, you can’t do that remotely.”
With over 60% of the exhibitors new to the show, there will be plenty of new products and services on offer at CSIE. For example, Italian rug manufacturers Loloey’s exclusive collaboration with Kelly Hoppen, Rossin’s modular seating and outfitter Naval Interior Team’s new sustainability programme – GreeNIT.
Trimline will be demonstrating a new Trimline App (TAPP), which offers clients continual live access to their refit progress and all documentation. Flooring specialists Bolidt will announce the winner of the Bolidt Design Challenge 2021.
The event ends with the second annual Cruise Ship Interiors Awards This year’s awards, supported by sponsor Kalmar, focus on celebrating the industry.
At the conference, which takes place across both days of the show. The speakers will explore the most topical conversations in the industry today, covering sustainability, budget and accessibility, with sessions ranging from 100 Ways to Blow the Budget (and Some Simple Alternatives) to Creating a Cruise Experience, which is accessible to all.
Spotlight on smaller ships will include interior design on expedition vessels. Speakers include David Sagrista (Mystic Cruises), Andy Yuill (SMC Design), Anne Mari Gullikstad (YSA Design) and Iina Forsblom (Tillberg Design of Sweden).