Company Name: Studio DADO
Specific Team: Greg Walton, Yohandel Ruiz, Javier Calle, Jorge Mesa
With over 60 years of cumulative experience, the Studio DADO design team is responsible for transforming some of the most impressive hospitality spaces. With industry-leading projects for the world’s top hospitality brands such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas, Studio DADO is steering the way for a new modern era of cruise ship design.
In 2016, a shared vision for hospitality and cruise ship design brought the four founders of Studio DADO together with a mission: to meld their decades of passion and experience, creating a Miami-based design studio committed to unique, unforgettable spaces. At Studio DADO, life meets design in the form of livable, breathable, functional art – blending contemporary trends with relaxation and convenience.
DADO’s uncomplicated, yet collaborative boutique-like design approach translates into flexibility, adaptability and agility, elements which are not commonly offered by traditional firms. The design team is obsessive about details and lives for the end result. From complete contract documents, to site visits and post-design surveys, the DADO team remains engaged long after the guests have come and gone.
Beyond design, Studio DADO guides their clients to the next phase. The team is sought out as experts in extending their clients’ branding into the interior spaces of their projects. DADO understands how a brand provides a distinct experience and evokes emotions, then focuses on how they want their clients’ guests/consumers to feel from the moment they are welcomed into the thoughtfully crafted spaces. They push their clients’ brand evolution, and conceptualize and execute designs that mold their future vision.
The Studio DADO design team continues to collect numerous accolades and industry recognition. Most recently, DADO was named the “Fastest Growing Firm” by Interior Design Magazine and received the distinctive and prestigious (ADEX) Award for Design Excellence for its new seaworthy textile line in partnership with Kravet.
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Studio DADO is grateful for the opportunities that the local and broader design community have provided. Both individually and as a firm, the Studio DADO team believes strongly in supporting the communities that have given them so much. They are actively engaged in: NEWH The Hospitality Industry Networking Events, FIU Festival of the Trees, Florida International University Cruise Ship & Superyacht Design Program, Urban Promise Miami– School Supply Drive, Cruise Ship Interiors Expo 2019– Advisory Board, Centro Mater Foundation– School Supply Drive.