2 5 C R E A T E T I M E L E S S L U X U R Y W W W . U L S T E R C A R P E T S . C O M SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Inspiration from unexpected places Costa Smeralda to pay homage to Italy “Costa Smeralda will be a tribute to Italy, and to the things that makes our country appreciated all around the world. Design is definitely one of them. We are proud to have a real Italian design museum onboard Costa Smeralda, featuring many of the names that have contributed to the ship’s construction and its success,” said Neil Palomba, president of Costa Cruises. “Inspiration for my furniture comes from everywhere. A few years ago, I was so captivated by how hard alabaster had been carved into a soft curved sculpture that I was inspired to design a bench based on the concept of intertwining ribbons. Ideal for indoor and outdoor areas on cruise ships, the Basel Bench has mirrored metal ribbons that artfully flow around a polished stainless-steel base to create a sense of movement,” said Felicia Zwebner, CEO of FZ Collection.