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Shining a Light on the Cruise Ship Sector

June 5, 2022

Parla, the award-winning designer and manufacturer of furniture collections and original pieces for the international hospitality sector, is exhibiting at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami, 7 – 8 June, Booth 809. This is the first time that the company, recognised for its elegant, high-quality furniture and strong service ethic, has showcased its products at a cruise ship event anywhere in the World – a result of increasing interest from the sector in its products and Parla’s increasingly global presence with projects and distributors in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Amongst the pieces that visitors to the stand will discover are Parla’s two most recently awarded chairs – Rimo Armchair, which won a Bigsee Product Award and Nigiri Chair, winner of a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design. They will be joined by the Hug Sofa, a beautiful lounge piece, the softly rounded Oyster W Armchair and the Atlas Chair whose fine silhouette belies its comfort.

A selection of side tables reflect Parla’s design-led approach to harmonising the artisanal with the fine workmanship assured by the company’s state-of-the-art factory. They are a Tofu Table with its sculptural base and magnificent marble, glass or timber top, the sophisticated London Low Coffee Table and the Goba T Coffee Table designed for outdoor settings with Iroko legs and a choice of marble tops.

A range of bar stools are clustered in front of a specially designed and manufactured bar, giving witness to the many one-of-a-kind hospitality projects delivered by Parla in recent years. They are the elegantly crafted Flento Bar Stool, the Sabien Bar Stool which pays homage in its details to couture wear and luxury handbag design, and the striking Bloom E Bar Stool, ideal for outdoor use.


Betul Inci, Head of Design at Parla, says: “We are a third-generation family business, which gives us our authentic roots of craftmanship and a deep knowledge of what the hospitality sector is looking for, but we are also a young and empowered design team inspired by creating contemporary furniture for a wide range of hospitality scenarios, from hotels, bars and restaurants to cruise ships. In our homeland of Turkey, Parla means ‘to shine’. Our purpose is to do just that in terms of design, commercial sensibility, service and innovation.”