Adam D. Tihany and Matteo Vercelloni CoDe Italian Design Museum
CoDe Italian Design Museum is Golden Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design Award Category.
CoDe Italian Design Museum

CoDe, the Costa Design Collection, is the first museum-type cultural space on a cruise ship, created to capture the spirit of “Italian taste” through a selection of objects and furnishings, fashion items, artifacts and anecdotes. Each exhibit is intricately connected to the history of Made in Italy, a sentiment that represents the value of expertise and invention in the “Bel Paese,” making these design objects true points of reference for Italy’s global influence from the 1930s to the present.

CoDe Italian Design Museum
Adam D. Tihany and Matteo Vercelloni CoDe
Adam D. Tihany and Matteo Vercelloni Italian Design Museum
Adam D. Tihany and Matteo Vercelloni design
Adam D. Tihany and Matteo Vercelloni design
Tihany Design; Matteo Vercelloni

Tihany Design is a highly creative design atelier with a concentration in luxury hospitality design. Founded in 1978 by designer Adam D. Tihany, the firm is known for creating bespoke hotel, dining and cruise ship interiors at some of the most iconic and luxurious properties around the world. Tihany was one of the first designers to collaborate with internationally acclaimed chefs such as Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck to create signature restaurant interiors. The firm has become a leading name in the cruise industry, creating innovative design concepts for Holland America Line and ultra-luxury Seabourn vessels, and Tihany is currently serving as Creative Director to Italy’s Costa Cruises and the iconic British cruise line Cunard. Tihany has licensed product lines for celebrated international companies including Christofle, Kartell, Roda and Poltrona Frau. With the recent launch of Tihany Product Design, he will continue to forge meaningful collaborations with renowned manufacturers around the world. Tihany Design projects are characterized by their personal identities, timeless elegance and strong sense of place. The firm’s body of work showcases a fluid, yet profoundly diverse design vocabulary, illustrating Tihany’s philosophy of custom-tailoring each project to fit to the unique vision of the client. Matteo Vercelloni was born in Milan and graduated in architecture with honors from the Faculty of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1986. His professional career began while still at university, working with his father Virgilio and the company Uniplan, where Matteo was a director. In 1991 he received a special mention in the Caoduro Awards for architecture criticism. He was Professor of History of Design at (Milan Polytechnic) for a decade and has also taught at NABA, ISAD, IED and the Brera Arts Academy in Milan. In 2008, he began collaborating on a large number of architectural projects with architect Stefano De Feudis. Vercelloni is a regular contributor to architecture and design magazines such as INTERNI, Abitare, Costruire, Flare, Domus, D-Donna, Lotus International and Casabella. He has served as editorial consultant for the architecture section of INTERNI since 2000. His publications include: “Design” Guide Cultura Mondadori 2004; “Breve Storia del Design Italiano” 2008, 5th edition published by Carocci in 2013; “Marzorati Ronchetti 90 anni per il Design”, Electa 2012; “Achille e Pier Giacomo Castiglioni” and “Piero Lissoni”, monographs for the “Design” series published by Il Sole 24 Ore Cultura, 2011. In addition, Vercelloni wrote the “Costa Smeralda” monograph and edited the “CoDe Costa Design Collection magazine of Italian Style” for Costa Cruises in 2019.