Concept for Cruise Ship Cabins, 2019
Did you know that…
The cruise ship industry has witnessed a growing boom in the last decade? This distinct kind of travel experience seems to be appealing not only to the older generation but to millennials as well. Being a home away from home on water, an exceptional cruise ship provides customers with everything they may need on land.
In the heart of stateroom interior design by Sundukovy Sisters lies the aspiration to bring passengers even closer to natural elements – wind, air, water. Designers’ main wish was to allow them to see, feel and immerse in the surrounding environment. This is achieved through innovative lighting design, featuring the play of light and reflection.
Reflection in our design…
The reflection of light and water penetrates the design as a whole, appearing in various locations, materials, textures and forms. Imitation of natural luminance is attained through patterned reflections of water, entwining the contrast of light and shade effects from the sun. The reference to the element of water is achieved through the use of translucent materials in furniture and lighting elements, as well as patterns on the carpeted flooring.
Two concepts are presented here: a dramatic, elegant and exquisite option and a more light, airy one. In the first option, the chosen color range is based on the contrast of shades of dark and light, harmoniously combining a darker quiet sleeping zone and a lighter, more dynamic living room. Visual division of the space through is highlighted with shades of veneer: dark (as an alternative to wallpaper) and light ash (as an alternative to laminate wood).
A light panel on the ceiling becomes the main accent referring to the heavenly spheres – the sun and the moon – supplemented by overflows of light, simulating the movement of water. The light mood follows natural rhythms and envelops guests with an atmosphere of natural relaxation. The carpet pattern triggers associations with the sandy relief in contact with the flow of water, which softens the visual rigor of space.
The bathroom contains a unique round shower cabin – a chameleon tinted element, a signature accent for the room as a whole, drawing a connection with the water element. Continuing with the theme of elements, the airy feeling is achieved through hanging decorative elements – wall lamps with light and flowing fringe, resembling sun rays with light beams coming through. Wind blows through the flying elements, which, enhanced by the actual ocean breeze, come into play, giving an overall sense of levitation.
Key Points of Success
At Sundukovy Sisters we believe that the only way to make an interior design timeless and enduring is to make it signature, containing its own unique story. The stateroom concept is based on a light asymmetry in the room’s layout – from the first moment of awakening, guests can already observe the water surface from their bed.
The space is thoughtfully divided into three zones: the entrance, a cozy bedroom nook and a functional living room. A separate space for work and rest allows the guest to stick to their usual and comfortable lifestyle, while being away from home. The living room area is a lighter and more luminous zone, accentuating proximity to the sea. A cozy wooden cocoon in the lighter interior is made of veneer. Alternative options are wallpaper and laminate, all meeting the requirements of International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Extra attention is given to the storage area: the closet by the window and the table with the rounded base. Another closet is located by the bathroom (a safe is provided) – everything is mostly closed so that the functional storage area gives off a feeling of order and neatness. The draperies in the work area smoothly conceal the wardrobe, intelligently optimizing the space. The left part provides a shallow storage area, while deep shelves and rails for hanging clothes are placed on the right.