Company profile

Steen Friis Design was founded in 1998 by Steen Friis - Architect of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Over the years, Steen Friis Design has been involved in a series of high profile projects for some of the major ship owners and yards all over the world. We excel in complete design packages spanning every aspect of exterior and interior design, signage and corporate branding for both newbuildings and conversions alike.

Today the design studio is owned by OSK-ShipTech A/S and shares the same office in Copenhagen resulting in great synergy and extensive design expertise for the benefit of our clients. 

Areas of expertise

  • Newbuildings
  • Conversions
  • Interior Design
  • Exterior Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Signage 
  • Graphic Design
  • Contract Specification
  • General Arrangements
  • Outline Specification
  • Project Management
  • Inspection
  • Inventory
  • Long-term Maintenance Strategy
  • Long-Term Supervision

The difference

We believe that through our distinct approach to ship design and naval architecture, our design studio can have significant influence on the ship designs of the future. Our work is influenced by the Scandinavian Design Tradition which is characterized by:

  • Designing for the human scale 
  • Focus on onboard behavior
  • Attention to details & materials 
  • Clean lines
  • Innovative design solutions
  • Informal & adaptive architecture 
  • Sustainability
  • Responsibility towards budget
  • Focus on health and safety issues