Symphony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship and the most recent addition to the Royal Caribbean International fleet. Worth $1.35 billion and boasting a passenger capacity of 6,680, it is one of the most ambitious family cruise ships ever conceived. With the scale of the project set, boutique hospitality design firm BG Studio, which specialises in large-scale and multi-family projects, teamed up with Newmor Wallcoverings to create and deliver a groundbreaking family suite.
Unlike family suites on competing cruise lines, the designers decided against a themed suite with branded characters. Alternatively, the decision was made to create a sophisticated modern space with its aesthetics grounded in a triadic colour palette, incorporating custom components and interactive features. BG Studio’s designer was inspired by a personal love of drawing and cartoons, using a flip book with movable parts for inspiration.
Newmor had to deliver a high-quality and durable wallcovering that could withstand a high number of visiting families and still look welcoming. The result is a set of bespoke wallcoverings that have produced focal points spread across two floors.
Francesca Bucci, President at BG Studio, explains: “Furnishings are upscale but comfortable and relaxed, in line with the overall aesthetic. Customised overhead lighting, a saturated colour palette and distinct zones – gaming area, kitchen and entertainment area, sun deck and climbing area, living and lounge space, bedroom and bathrooms – all enable different activities, privacy and comfort in one space.”