• Nov 25,2021
  • Company


Thankful for Five Years of Family.

As we reconnect with friends and family, enjoy fabulous meals, and have fun this week, we hope you get the chance to pause and reflect on all there is to be grateful for in your life. Here, at Studio DADO, we have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate our 5th birthday all month long – our families, friends, colleagues, clients and partners. 

We look back with astonishment on where our fairly young design firm is today. From DADO’s inception over a lunchtime table-talk to a full-service hospitality design firm with numerous recognitions and accolades, in just five years, we’ve been able to reach incredible heights thanks to our clients and dedicated team.

As newcomers to an established market, we’ve been honored to design industry-leading projects for the world’s top hospitality brands, steering the way for a new modern era of cruise ship design. Now, entering our 5th year, we’re venturing beyond the cruise industry, pushing brand evolution through hospitality design and molding the future vision for the brands we work with. More than ever, our designs are generating unique experiences and encouraging emotions that create lasting memories from the moment guests step into a DADO crafted space.

Rounding out the year, we’re excited to share that we’ve expanded our current portfolio to land-based hospitality projects and private residences, as well as textiles with the debut of our inaugural textile line, the “Voyages Collection,” in partnership with Kravet which received the Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) this year.

In addition to our anticipated cruise project launches such as luxury vessels Norwegian Prima and Regent Seven Seas Grandeur, we were again tapped by American Cruise Lines to outfit their new fleet of American Paddlewheelers. This year’s release of American Melody marked our first time collaborating with the brand and expanding into river cruise design.

Gratitude list:

  1. Interior Design Hospitality Giants 2018, 2019, 
  2. Interior Design Rising Giants 2019, 2020, 2021
  3. Interior Design #1 Fastest Growing Firm 2020 
  4. IIDA Designer of the Year, Yohandel Ruiz, 2019
  5. Cruise Ship Interiors, Best Cabin Design, 2020
  6. ADEX Award, “Voyages Collection,” 2020
  7. Cruise Ship Interiors, Design Studio of the Year, 2021 current finalist

Our gratitude list would be incomplete without a most heartfelt thank you to our talented and driven team. Their effort is motivational, their work is exceptional, and their creativity is inspirational. With a passionate spirit towards the goal, anything can be achieved by our DADO family.

In closing, thank you for embarking on this journey with us and in many ways growing with us to reach new levels of success. Together, let’s have a memorable holiday — sharing gratitude around the table and beyond. 

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving that is filled with love, hope, and blessings. Cheers to another year!