After achieving an M.A. in Architecture from the University of Rome, Francesca Bucci went on to work in leading firms including Perkins + Will, Peter Marino, and Polshek & Partners. Her years' experience with these firm further solidified Francesca's areas of expertize in architecture, interiors, and project management. After developing a substantial design portfolio, Francesca and a partner established BG Studio International.
Now BG Studio works with luxury developers, hotels and cruise brands to create upscale interiors, with firm projects located in New York, Miami, and throughout Europe. With a cruise portfolio featuring clients at Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises, Francesca most recently has spent time working on Celebrity Cruises new ship, Celebrity Flora.
Read on to find out more about Francesca's time working on Celebrity Flora and don't miss her speaking at the Cruise Ship Interiors Conference in the session 'Sustainability in Design & Operations'.
I am the president of BG Studio International, a New York City hospitality design firm where we are constantly looking for new ideas and innovations. My daily life at the office entails diving into new concepts and translating them into beautiful stories to be narrated to our clients.
I grew up in Italy and my fondest childhood memories are painted with the sea in the background.
It's simple - a deep passion for the sea. I grew up in Italy and my fondest childhood memories are painted with the sea in the background.
The guest experience is paramount to every design decision we make and right now, we see a great opportunity of blurring the line between hotel and cruise ship design.
The main industry challenge was and still is to convince people who have never cruised to embrace this great way of traveling. The guest experience is paramount to every design decision we make and right now, we see a great opportunity of blurring the line between hotel and cruise ship design.
I am proud to have worked on Celebrity Cruises' Flora, an innovative exploration ship that exclusively operates in the Galapagos Islands. Flora is one-of-a-kind. She is truly a luxury mega yacht with the life force worthy of an explorer!
Sustainability is the biggest trend now. Also, there are a lot of new materials that manufacturers are willing to certify in order to pass the restrictions imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Inspirational, innovative, forward-looking.
I will be talking about Flora and how seamlessly she combines modern luxury with sustainability and design, redefining the expedition travel experience.