Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Prima Staterooms – Studio DADO
Cruise Line – Norwegian Cruise Line | Norwegian Prima
Lead Designer – Zack Niphatkosalsilp
Completion Date – 01/07/2022
In designing the staterooms and suites, DADO was challenged to make them look more spacious than they are. The second (and biggest) challenge was to design rooms as an oasis away from the energy and activity of the rest of the ship. The rooms are subtle and understated and feel like an upper-tier hotel. There’s not a wasted gesture or line—everything is in its place—and the space comes together thanks to a simple, well-tuned palette of colors, fabrics and materials.
Shifting from the bold color palettes aboard NCL’s other ships, the Studio DADO design team curated a more muted, neutral palette for Prima. A mix of textures and furniture pieces showcase form and function. Lighter wood creates an airy and spacious experience. The bed is situated close to the window to create a sense of grandeur and roominess, while the seating area was placed near the entrance.
Three distinct areas open the floorplan: the dressing gallery, the living room, and the bedroom. The European dressing gallery design allowed for elements to be manufactured in an efficient, modular format. The beds’ sleigh design is a striking visual piece while collage artwork hanging above each bed reconnects each room to nature. Connectivity features such as USB ports are seamlessly integrated into fixtures at arm’s reach. A digital thermostat ensures guests can sleep at their desired temperature, even at sea.
In the spa-like bathrooms, the shower extends the length of the room, offering the feel of a high-end residence or hotel. Studio DADO’s vanity design has a place for everything. Lighting in the bathroom was strategically placed to avoid shadows and facilitate makeup application. The larger family suites integrate additional resting pieces in the living room with multi-use poufs and an additional bedroom for children.