Studio Bigi Carità is an exhibitor at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe. Growing from specialist beginnings in 2006, the company now supply a comprehensive range of services to the maritime industry. We caught up with them ahead of CSIE to learn what makes them tick, hear about some of their most exciting projects and learn what they’re looking forward to the most:
Hello and thank you for talking to us today. Could you tell us a little bit about Studio Bigi Carità and your work?
Studio Bigi Carità was established in 2006 by Architects Lucia Bigi and Stefano Carità, renowned professionals in the sector thanks to their experience and specialization, gained working with companies worldwide in the shipbuilding sector.
In 2008 we collaborated with one of the most renowned companies that operate in ship refitting and from that moment the naval sector represents a branch of considerable expertise and experience for Studio Bigi Carità.
Over the years, the Studio has increased its business in this field, becoming a reference point for leading companies. Thanks to its team of experts, Studio Bigi Carità coordinates all the phases , providing clients with technical and professional services related to engineering and supervision of the works on board.
The Studio works in compliance with the highest quality standards at every working stage: from the analysis of the architecture of spaces to the executive phase of the ship fittings. In particular the package of services offered in shipbuilding sector includes:
- PROJECT PRELIMINARY
- TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES
- TENDER PACKAGES: CONCEPT DESIGN, SOW, MATERIALS SPECIFICATIONS
- PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND SUPPLIERS COORDINATION
- SURVEY ON BOARD
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY
- COMMISSIONING AND DELIVERY
Studio Bigi Carità is able therefore to provide the client with a comprehensive service of consulting and project development both within the scope of naval refitting and new building, thanks to the significant experience of its proven staff composed of recognized professionals.
Tell us about an exciting project that you recently completed.
Recently, the cruise ship Carnival Panorama sailed from Marghera shipyard for her first cruise. Our Studio has developed the passengers stairs engineering. We worked on A2 drawings, developed engineering for production, and delivered as-built drawings. It was a challenging project lasted almost two years, involved many of us and was completed satisfying both our client and the final client.
Studio Bigi Carità can work with the customer from design to implementation phase. How does this affect the way in which you work on a project?
The Studio has grown exponentially over the last 13 years, thanks to the trust of our customers that have allowed us to take charge of new challenges. The experience gained in the refitting area allows us to be able to provide a comprehensive service, which is based on the awareness of what our eyes experienced and saw on board.
We believe that this ours strongly technical characteristic can be a winning one and useful for the development of concept design, knowing how the idea of project will then be produced and built on board.
Can you give us a prediction for the future of the interior design of cruise ships?
The cruise ship market is booming and some ship-owners are pushing for a state-of-the-art design, less standardized than in the past. There will be more and more complex projects to develop and new design challenges to meet. We are ready.
And finally, what do you hope to achieve by attending Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe?
We decided to attend to put ourselves on the front line as we did every day, starting from the early years when we started this wonderful adventure. We put our sincerity and our competence at the service of visitors in the hope some new challenges will knock at our door.
Visit Studio Bigi Carità on Stand 656 by registering for FREE for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe.