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 exclusive consultant.

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.