Welcome to March’s CSI+ Community News!

March promises to be a very busy month for CSI+, with in-person networking events happening in both Southampton, UK and Miami, US, as well as a online session featuring JOI-Design, certainly a lot of opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with the wider CSI+ community!

This month’s round-up includes a fantastic piece from Ulster Carpets on the impact that clever floor design can have on interior design, information on Sestra System’s partnership with Virgin Voyages, and the launch of a brilliant textile recycling initiative from Ege.

 If you’d like to see your content included in the next round-up, submit your entry before the 25th of each month and my colleague Rich will take care of the rest.

CSI+ Community Stories

Meyer Werft

After already successfully delivering the sensational P&O Iona in 2020, Meyer Werft celebrated another milestone this month – laying the keel of P&O’s upcoming vessel, Arvia. Due to be delivered at the end of 2022, the 570-ton block was placed in the world’s largest covered shipbuilding dock in Papenburg and promises to be the start of a exciting year for all involved!

Meet the new member of the P&O family

Meyer Werft's team celebrates after completing work on P&O's Arvia. All standing by ship in drydock.
Meyer Werft’s team celebrates after completing work on P&O’s Arvia.

Sestra Systems

Virgin Voyages have teamed up with Sestra as they bring their unique IoT-connected dispensing solutions and sophisticated analytics platform on-board to help drive and deliver Virgin Voyages sustainability vision. Virgin Voyages created the first cruise line that is carbon neutral for its direct emissions footprint. In addition to shaking up how drinks are served, the Crew on-board Scarlet Lady use data directly from Sestra’s platform to transform their entire beverage operation.

Join us for a drink

Drink dispensing system in a bar on Virgin Voyages 'The Scarlet Lady'.
Sestra Systems’ loT dispensing system in action on Virgin Voyages ‘The Scarlet Lady’

Ulster Carpets

Whether it’s to help guests feel admittedly at ease when they board or to channel the excitement of the casino, it’s impossible to underestimate the impact that flooring design can have on a space. In this latest blog from Ulster Carpets, they explore how, for truly creative design to succeed, bespoke carpet can provide that link for design schemes.

Capture the essence of your space

Brown zebra print carpet with two staircases on each side, designed by Ulster Carpets
Bespoke carpet by Ulster Carpets

MJM Marine

MJM have launched their 2022 charity partnership with the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance trust. Regional Air Ambulance trusts are vital to the medical care for individuals across the UK and we couldn’t be more delighted to shine a spotlight on this fantastic cause! Make sure to follow MJM’s LinkedIn page to keep up to date with their latest fundraising efforts!

MJM’s charity drive

Big group of MJM Marine's team standing in a warehouse, holding a banner for the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.
MJM Marine’s team supporting Northern Ireland’s Air Ambulance


In this wonderful new blog, Ege explore the relationship between humanity and nature and how, in light of the pandemic, our yearning for nature has never been greater than it is today. Through exploring ideas of ‘rough nature’ and ‘fine nature’, Ege examine how you can use biophilic interior design in 2022. If you happen to be in Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen, be sure to check out their showrooms as well where you can organise a guided tour of the above!

Explore our relationship with nature

Ege Carpet's flooring in room with table and ceiling light.
Ege Carpets relationship with design and nature

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Best of all, this is free to all participating companies, with places limited to just 10 companies. Reach out today to Claudia Gurr for more information!

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