Design Research Studio

Design Research Studio
Virgin Voyages

Our latest adventure has lead us beyond the boardroom and hotel bedroom and out on to the open sea. Tasked with re-imagining the modern cruise experience, we have been working with Virgin Voyages on their first ship.

Design Research Studio
Virgin Voyages

We took inspiration from the future and from mobile communities exploring uncharted waters. We have created environments that are theatrical, unexpected and forward-looking, using high quality materials and a bold narrative to take the customer on a series of unexpected adventures.

 

We started at the top of ship with the VIP rooftop – an outdoor private club between the bow and the bridge where we created a series of freestanding sky rooms, sunken conversation pits, elevated pools giant and screened it with dichroic glass that changes with the shifting natural light.

Design Research Studio
Virgin Voyages

Heading inside the ship, our pendant lighting will adorn the entryway to Pink Agave, the ship’s upscale modern Mexican restaurant. Electric blue metallic lighting fixtures will cascade from the ceilings above oversized banquets that line the dining room’s portholes. An elongated curved lounger centers the room with round tables for two offering an intimate dining experience.