Directions In Design Inc. partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau
Directions In Design Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with Jean-Michel Cousteau as the firm’s
The full-service interior design and
purchasing firm says the partnership will utilize Directions In Design’s marine
interior design expertise and Cousteau’s extensive knowledge of marine
environments as well as his experience in marine conservation to strengthen their
existing marine interiors division.
Cousteau is an explorer, environmentalist,
educator, filmmaker, and architect. The son of Jacques Cousteau, he founded
Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on his father’s pioneering work.
The Ocean Futures Society is a non-profit
marine conservation and education organization committed to inspire the world
to act responsibly for its protection. As Ocean Futures’ president, Cousteau
serves as a diplomat for environmental sustainability, providing educational
opportunities and reaching out to the public through a variety of media.
Cousteau graduated from the Paris School of
Architecture in 1964 and is a member of the Ordre National de Architects. In
1969, he directed the team that transformed a 100,000-square-foot section of
the former ocean liner, Queen Mary, into the Living Sea Museum in Long Beach,
Calif. In 2005, Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort received Conde Naste’s
top environmental design award. Other architectural projects include floating
islands, schools, and an advanced, marine studies center in Marseilles, France.
Directions In Design, Inc.’s marine
interior expertise combined with Cousteau’s experience in environmental
architecture, the company says, creates a specialized team that will provide
innovative design solutions.