A river full of history

A black and white photo of the founder

Enthusiastic clients since 2002

In 2002, Studio-L ‘Interior Architecture and Retail Design’ was founded by Liane van Leeuwen. In the early years, Liane enjoyed designing interior concepts for luxury fashion stores, opticians and jewellers.

When Liane was asked to create the interior design of a river cruise ship, she — being a skipper’s daughter — wholeheartedly said yes. Having been born and raised on a ship, a love of the water has been with her from the start.

This project gave us appetite for more and one thing led to another. Developing the most modern and luxurious interiors for river cruise ships is now Studio-L’s true expertise. The studio works with a team of professionals, each specialized in their own area. This is being noticed: cruise ships to which Studio-L contributed regularly win awards. Something to be proud of!

  • Excellence Princess – River Cruise Ship 2015 Hamburg Kreuzfahrt Guide Awards
  • Avalon Panorama – Best River Cruise Ship Award 2013
  • Avalon – Best River Cruise Line Cabins Award 2015 +2016 + 2017
  • Excellence Empress – 2020 Green Award Gold
Top view interior design
Technical drawing
Composition of materials used to designing interiors


“Since 2010 Studio-L has been at the core of the Avalon fleet interior design, and since then, Avalon continues to win awards for its Panorama Suite (‘Best River Cruise Stateroom’) and vessel design (‘Best Vessel Design’). This is a testament of the abilities of Studio-L to transform visions and customer needs into reality with creativity and utmost care for all details.”

~ CEO of Avalon Waterways
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