A nordic approach to interior ship design
HAGEN ETC. and esteemed colleagues at Design Hub b33 took on a challenge in 2019 developing three interior concept designs for the maritime industry.
A ’Public Space’ with buffets, catering, dining and resting areas for Mediterranean ferry routes where passengers get on and off at their destinations all the time.
An ’Arctic Explorer Lounge’ with panoramic views, library and resting zones for cruise ships on long voyages in polar waters for passengers, scientists and adventurous guests to experience the pristine world from the seaside at a slow pace.
And a conceptualization for a ’Flex Cabin’ system enabling the cabins on board a cruise or passenger ship in 10 minutes to be changes into 4 different configurations; single cabin, double cabin, family cabin, and luxury cabin.
HAGEN ETC. and b33 set out to create interior ship design from a holistic understanding on one hand, the cradle-to-cradle of the production of the ship interior itself, and on the other hand the passenger perception of the voyage as a whole down to the very intimate sensing of being on board. In these projects we have been pushing for disruption of interior design in the maritime industry offering new ways for interior design to communicate the vessel and the voyage from both the global and the local perspective.
ARCTIC EXPLORER LOUNGE
The 'Arctic Explorer Lounge’ was designed for a luxury polar explorer cruise ship offering passengers a highly unique experience when visiting pristine destinations in the Arctic and Antarctic regions as well as remote islands, national park and protected resorts.
Ferries connect people. This concept is developed on inspiration for ferry operations in the Mediterrenean where people travel between the mainland and islands, cross between countries or jump on on off between the many islands and destinations.
On each voyage between destinations a flow of passengers will be moving through the vessel public areas for foods, beverages, comforts and recreational resting. In this concept design we have been focusing the flow of passengers through the restaurant and buffet area moving forward to the more quiet resting areas and terraced seating offering the scenic experience of the voyage from the lower recreational deck.
The layout of the concept is inspired by the voyage having the sea, islands, surrounding coastline and cities at distance meet the vessel on approach. We have carefully chosen materials, designs and craftmanship in the layout to capture this narrative.
The ’Flex Cabin’ system enables the cabins on board a cruise or passenger ship in 10 minutes to be changes into 4 different configurations; single cabin, double cabin, family cabin, and luxury cabin.
The change of cabin configurations is done by opening or blinding doors, turning entry for the toilets and sliding the center wall changing a two cabins configuration into one king-size cabin set up as either a luxury cabin or a family cabin. As standard two separate cabins can be arranged as single or double cabins with the same features and unique interiors.