17 March 2020 – Following on from the success of last year’s event, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) returns to Miami Beach Convention Center later this year. Last year, nearly 3,000 guests attended from every corner of the cruise interiors industry and early bookings suggest that 2020 will see significantly more. But this time, an entirely new feature promises to have visitors on the edge of their seats.
At Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) 2019, hosted in Barcelona, maritime publisher Jon Ingleton invited 16 of his fellow CSIE advisory board members to each sketch a chair. The initial illustrations were shared with DSE Visualisation, a Serbian architectural rendering studio. DSE transformed the sketches into photorealistic images, and the full collection will be on display at CSI this year.
Among the designers and cruise professionals to take part in this unique initiative were Petu Kummala, senior director of interior design and architecture at Carnival Cruise Line; My Nguyen, director of interior design and operations at Holland America Group; Antonio di Nenno, architect director at MSC Cruises; Petra Ryberg, head of design at P&O Australia; and Anne Mari Gullikstad, chief executive of YSA Design. Who designed which chair will be revealed at CSI 2020 – but not before attendees are offered the chance to speculate for themselves.