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Panel System artists at the new SEA LIFE Jesolo: made in Italy at its best.


Panel System worked as theming contractor for the newly opened SEA  LIFE in Jesolo, close to Venice, providing the realisation of all scenery, paintings, graphic works and complementary furniture, as well as the external façade paintings.

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Panel System was responsible for the whole art direction of the site, project managing all activities and co-workers, attending co-ordination meetings with the client as head company, and ensuring delivery according to the agreed time schedule.

SEA  LIFE Jesolo follows an exciting path through different settings, that develops across various rooms, each of one of which is decorated with different natural features  , from lakes to grottos to a Caribbean landscape.   Although on the one hand every single SEA LIFE aquarium must fit standards of the brand, every SEA LIFE is unique, conveying a mood inspired by its location. In SEA  LIFE Jesolo we can breathe a bit of Venetian atmosphere and enjoy a little  of the delights of Lake of Garda. The use of different materials and techniques along with specific colours enhance the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

“Every time we are called to transform what is just a wide open space into a complex sequence of harmonic rooms, noticing day after day the drawings becoming reality, it is always a great emotion” – says Matteo Bastoni, project manager and Creative Director of Panel System.

Panel System, which had already worked on SEA LIFE Gardaland and Legoland Gunzburg a few years ago, has now given a special Italian style to this location. “Our past experience in SEA LIFE Gardaland and Legoland Gunzburg allowed us to show our client our capacities and contributed to create a good and profitable relationship, “ continues Matteo Bastoni.  ” “We are truly proud of being chosen as theming contractor which has been an exciting experience where we have had the opportunity to put into practise our expertises and our creativity. Nothing has been left to chance in singling out of every detail, accurately chosen according to the style of each room. Take the Venice room, for example,   with its unique atmosphere: hanging gondola, carnival masks, red and white lagoon poles, typical windows and grills are distinctive features of this setting, not to mention the Shipwreck, or the Tropical Bays of Rays.”

Merlin Attractions Italy’s Project Manager Francesco Luna says “For the whole thematisation of SEA  LIFE Jesolo, Panel System worked close with us to make a fantastic final effect. We had high expectations for this location that Panel System contributed to meet. Its care in details and its creative team made a real difference”.

About Panel System

Panel System is a young and dynamic contractor company, committed to the development of projects and the realization of structural, decorative and finishing items for the leisure and entertainment industry.  Our constant search for new materials and techniques has enabled us to find creative solutions for theme parks, waterparks, amenities, business premises and public spaces.

About Merlin Attractions Italy

Merlin Entertainments Group is the leading name in location based, family entertainment, which has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years.  The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 30 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13000 employees.


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