Costa Appoints Distinguished Design Team For The Realization Of The Interior Spaces Of The New Ships
The layout for the ships will
reflect comments and suggestions from Costa Guests and will include a more
efficient use of the ships' spaces, creating an enhanced onboard experience.
"We are fortunate to bring together such
distinguished professionals for our next-generation ship," said Neil Palomba, President of Costa
"Italy's finest" concept represents the
roots and the identity of Costa Cruises.It deals with the best things that our Country has to offer: passion, quality, hospitality and, of course,
style. We think that we were able to create an unparalleled mix of different
experiences mostly coming from an unconventional approach for the ship design. I
am confident that our designers will be able to create a unique style for our
new ships that will help us to offer our guests unforgettable and pleasant
Each of the chosen firms has a breadth of experience
in the international hospitality design sector and is well-versed in design for
projects like hotels, restaurants and public spaces. The team will have the
objective of crafting an innovative new design concept that will build on the
history and tradition of the brand with a bespoke realization of the ‘Italy's
Finest' philosophy. Both ships will represent the best that Italy has to offer,
a claim reinforced by the presence of an Italian footprint in the design team. As Creative Director, renowned
designer Adam D. Tihany will oversee the development of the design and branding
of the new ships. This
unparalleled pool of talent will lead the brand to a new interior design vision
and a cruise ship concept that has never been seen before.
"The theme ‘Italy's Finest' is an authentic celebration of Italian design, culture and spirit," said Tihany. "The team of outstanding architects and designers we invited to be a part of this project bring a level of innovation and passion that will no doubt capture the essence of the new Costa brand."
AWK, a sister company of Partner Ship Design, will serve as Coordinating Architect, working closely with the Meyer Turku Shipyard and the design teams. Partner Ship Design will head the design of two restaurants and several bars including the new "I Bacari" bar as well as passenger sun decks and pool areas.
Jeffrey Beers International will bring experience, vision, and architectural precision to the creation of The Casino and to multiple restaurants, bars, and lounges. Each venue will uniquely celebrate Italian art, culture, and craftsmanship.
The new layout and interiors of all the ships' cabins, as well as the corridors and the staircases, will be developed by Dordoni Architetti, which will give each of these elements a unique touch of novel, innovative, and sophisticated Italian design. The firm will also lead the design of the gym and the Japanese restaurant.
vast experience in the field of hospitality design, Rockwell Group will create
innovative, distinctive designs for several areas on the ship. The firm's
unique contribution to the project include a three-story atrium that will
feature a cafe, bars and a performance space; several restaurants and bars; a
theater and nightclub; beach club and pool; a shorex office and gallery; and
kids and teens areas.
new Costa ships will be the first in the cruise industry (together with the two
new ships previously announced for Aida Cruises, the German brand of Costa
Group, and with the three new ships recently commissioned by Carnival Cruise
Line – two ships - and P&O Cruises –
one ship) to be powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). They will be
built by Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland. Each will exceed 180,000 gross
tonnage, offering more than 2,600 passenger cabins for a total of 6,600
About Tihany Design
renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany has created luxurious and
innovative hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic properties
around the globe. His sophisticated, often groundbreaking, designs are
custom-tailored to fit the vision of the client and stay true to their
location. Setting his sights on the seas, Tihany most recently brought his
visionary design concepts to the new wave of Holland America and Seabourn
About Dordoni Architetti
Dordoni Architetti is an architectural studio founded in Milan by Rodolfo Dordoni,
Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni. The Studio embodies the so celebrated and renowned Italian concept of
bespoken design with unique
and customized solutions through a deep research oriented to spatial
configuration, careful selection of materials and details definition. It has a sound experience in architectural planning and interior
design in diverse areas, focusing on the residential field.
About Partner Ship Design
Partner Ship Design is the synonym for water, ships and creativity. The company
was founded in 1991 by Kai Bunge and Siegfried Schindler in the port city of
Hamburg, Germany. From its start, Partner Ship Design is specialized in projects
for the cruise industry, in which it is one of the leading firms providing
architecture, design services and interiors for ships of companies as AIDA,
Costa Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, in addition to the concepts delivered
for sailing boats and riverboats. Their services ranges from the development of
general layouts (GAP) to interior design and supervision. With a team of 50
creative and well-trained designers, they create unique, high quality interiors
and emotional atmospheres custom designed for each individual project.
About Rockwell Group
Group is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that emphasizes
innovation and thought leadership in every project. With offices
in New York, Madrid and Shanghai, the 250-person firm uses theater, technology and finely-wrought craft to create
extraordinary experiences and built environments across the globe. Projects
include the New York EDITION hotel, the global expansion of Nobu restaurants
and hotels, the Westin Palace in Madrid, W hotels worldwide, the TED Talks Theater
in Vancouver, OMNIA nightclubs worldwide, TAO
Downtown in New York, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and set designs for the
81st and 82nd Academy Awards and more than 20 Broadway
shows, including the Tony Award-winning set design for She Loves Me.
Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) is a full-service design studio with an award-winning portfolio of projects spanning a variety of categories. Founded by Jeffrey Beers in 1986, JBI represents the culmination of its founder's rich artistic and cultural background, sophisticated urban sensibilities, and standout design skills. The result is a dynamic and diverse company whose team consists of architects, interior designers, painters, sculptors and graphic designers in order to bring a mix of unique perspectives to every project. With a level of taste respected and called upon by notable chefs like Daniel Boulud, and developers like Silverstein Properties, to projects with venerated hospitality brands like One&Only, The Waldorf Astoria, and Fontainebleau. As the firm extends beyond restaurants, hotels and multifamily developments, it is leveraging this expertise to revolutionize other spheres of design as well.