YSA Design has claimed to be instrumental in the exterior design work for MSC’s ‘MSC Seaside’.
Work included the longest ziplines at sea and areas connecting to the Aqua Park. Since the vessel entered the market in January, other aspects of YSA’s extensive work package on board have come into focus, including the five 40-seater ups market pay restaurants on Deck 16.
Connected by a common welcoming area, the exclusive eateries include ‘the Asian Market Kitchen’ overseen by chef Roy Yamaguchi. However, it was the fishing-themed Ocean Cay, whose design gave YSA’s team particular satisfaction, the company said.
With a half-hull of a sailing boat against one wall and central water stations as faux hulls, this interior also features stainless steel strands suspended from the ceiling which interact with the light to evoke fishing nets.
“It’s quite a neutral palette that suggests afternoon light and the subtle blues of the water and sky and the greys of jetties and the shadows, so that the food is the star,” said YSA Design Managing Director, Anne Mari Gullikstad (pictured).
“Looking at the ‘MSC Seaside’ project as a whole also highlights that we are one of only very few companies able to do the exterior as well as interior designs, working on GA development with the owner even before the shipyard is involved, then following projects through to the very smallest details.”