Situated by a guest harbour on the Turku riverside, Nooa is a new contemporary restaurant and bar, with a café and guest harbour services.
Our first project in Finland, Kudos provided all aspects of the interior design for all areas, inside and outdoor, in addition to special lighting, materials, custom-designed fixtures and furniture.
Nooa’s extensive outdoor areas include a roof terrace, with breath-taking views, as well as a pergola and waterfront terraces, which extends onto a jetty and along the front of the restaurant. Inside is an open kitchen, two dining rooms and four restrooms each different from the other.
The interior concept is influenced by the natural elements around the restaurant – shimmering water, bright beams of sunlight, and reflections of the marina and boats which sail by.
The design scheme is striking yet calm. The modern interior plays with the contrast of cold and warm colours, with blue wall tones and black-stained metal elements contrasting with warm wooden battens and furniture to create an atmosphere, both industrial and welcoming. Together with greenery, vases, colourful art deco cushions and cozy blankets to add a final touch to indoor and outdoor areas.
Kudos created the interior for the practicalities of a restaurant operation, factoring in cleaning and maintenance, and providing a timeless interior that would be user-friendly even in the busiest of hours. This also extended into a narrow internal walkway, where designing space-saving door entrances ensured safe walking through the corridor.
The central open kitchen enhanced the interaction between the chefs and customers dining in the restaurant. To extend the open aspect, we positioned stools on the kitchen counter and designed the seating to give customers a clear view into the open kitchen. In addition we designed each of the four restrooms differently to delight and surprise visitors.
It was important for us to use local Finnish craftsmen and the design process included the bespoke manufacture by local carpenters, metalsmiths, glassblowers and tailors of custom-designed elements by Kudos. The interior also features extensively furniture and products designed in Finland. Through these collaborations the interior embraces modern Scandinavian style with a personal twist.
Crystal Endeavor is the world’s first purpose-built polar code compliant yacht in the world. This expedition mega yacht can accommodate 200 guests in 100 suites and same number of crew.
Kudos is responsible for all aspects of the interior design of the guest suites and corridors, as well as all crew areas and cabins.
Crystal Endeavor will be built by MV Werften in Germany and is scheduled for completion in 2019.
Built in Turku in 1995, the 238 meter Crystal Symphony is one of two sister cruise ships operated by California based world-renowned luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises.
A Kudos project close to completion, as part of refit project to replace smaller guest cabins onboard the Crystal Symphony, with new penthouses and penthouse suites. Our work scope has included all aspects of the interior design for 28 new Seabreeze Penthouses and 12 new Seabreeze Penthouse Suites, as well as guest corridors in these areas.
The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2017.
The new Star Cruises Global Class vessels are designed with Chinese characteristics and will be the first purpose built cruise ships operated for the contemporary Chinese market. The 201,000 GT vessels will be over 340m long and 45m wide and are designed for worldwide cruising.
A new Kudos project, our work scope includes interior design, material specification, furniture and fixture design for the passenger cabins and suites, VIP indoor and outdoor areas and crew cabins.
The Star Cruises Global Class vessels are being built by MV Werften, in Wismar Germany and is scheduled for completion in 2020.