At The Backstage of Luxury Yacht Interiors
They create a unique approach to craftsmanship and redefine luxury engineering. They provide yacht interior designers with freedom and flexibility. They deliver a certain lifestyle to the yacht Owners. They present art objects that equilibrate with the life of the yacht interior surrounding. Meet WEDENSTEIN - Austrian Craftsmen, Engineers, Artists.
WORKS OF ART AS THE LIVING ORGANISM
WEDENSTEIN – the scope of their expertise include: special surfaces and special constructions for superyachts, fine cars and residential projects.
True love for what you do knows no boundaries and no measures – WEDENSTEIN and their art can infiltrate all the way through artisan, resin and liquid metal surfaces, luxury furniture, trims and accessories, artworks, handrails, upholstery – finishing up on 2D and 3D drawing engineering solutions. They create a distinctive manner of living to customers who identify with their innovative and “original brand without origins”.
EXPERIMENTS AS A TRUE METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE
They love combining unusual materials. Would you think that copper and carbon fiber or Scottish square fabric under lacquer and gold leaf wouldn’t go well together? Burlwood with gold, copper with lacquer, hand-stitched leather and alcantara – the list is long. WEDENSTEIN’s doctrine is: “In Art, practice comes before theory”.
PROJECTING TRENDS: OLD IDEAS IN THE FACE OF THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Fitting tons of bronze in superyachts is a rising market. WEDENSTEIN, using an advanced technology, is currently manufacturing about three thousand parts for an 80m superyacht project, collaborating with a renowned company in UK to extract the best that bronze has to offer: silent glamour blended with elegance.
Yacht Interior Designers love the aged look on metal parts, combined with stiff vintage leather that introduces a heavily sophisticated atmosphere. How to pull of the “romance” and charm of antiquity? If you dare to ask WEDENSTEIN, that means you are not afraid of making progress.
3. RESIN SURFACES
Three-dimensional surfaces with optical depth are elaborated the way to break with square interior routine, to add personal flair to yacht interior design and to help transform the luxury space into a “complex simplicity” of artistry. There can be created countless objects within the surface like real clover leaves, feathers of rare birds (collected around a mountain lake), or tunnels of pure gold. The surface experts at WEDENSTEIN also create faux-marbles and faux-stones, giving designers the freedom to decide on a unique specialty finish.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN MATERIAL SCIENCE
The creation journey is followed by in-house and external meetings with customers to discuss design challenges and quality improvement. The trips to shipyards, in turn, are to supervise the refit projects ensuring top standards and delivering, without dispute, one of the highest forms of artistic progress for yacht interiors. WEDENSTEIN processes about 1000 samples per year to develop new optical highlights, but also to develop new materials with chemical producers. Many commodity materials are manufactured exclusively for the company.
Diversity of imagination, emotional intelligence and passion for work are anchored at the base of the WEDENSTEIN’s beliefs. The final result is not limited to their talent as skilled artisans but it is also a consequence of the capacities of “mental powers” where art has its origins.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: www.wedenstein.com
Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) Impacts Yacht Interiors
"Virtual Reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also a dream, and so were computers and smart phones. The future is coming". Mark Zuckerberg's predictions may confirm very soon.
Virtual Reality is set to become a billion dollar industry. In 2016, Goldman Sachs estimated that it will reach $80 billion in revenue by 2025, both in hardware and software.
As an exciting technology that allows owners and buyers to get on board of a fully designed superyacht before it is built, Virtual Reality transforms building and buying process offering a totally different level of experience, especially with the tour of luxury yacht interiors.
ANCHOR-VR launches a Virtual Atelier dedicated to the superyacht Owners and industry professionals, founded by Anastasia Yushkova, former Editor-in-Chief of Boat International magazine and The Superyachts book in the Russian market.
Solutions offered by the company include Virtual Prototyping Software, Interactive Exhibition Solutions, High-quality Real-Time 3D Content to assist marketing and sales, Consulting on Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Strategy, as well as Integration Services and Training.
VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING SOFTWARE
ANCHOR-VR is able to guide a potential or committed yacht owner through the whole creative process, introducing and immersing him in the design and easing his decision making process during subsequent project development.
Using VR technology, a potential client is able to interact with one or more design concepts during, for instance, a boat show, to discover the possibilities of a yacht in greater detail. Using VR configurator, he can tweak the design to fit his exact needs.
Following the signing of a contract, the owner is able to communicate with his project development team using Virtual Prototyping software. This would allow him to discuss subjects such as the yacht’s general arrangement plans, volumes, and its ergonomics, with his design team — each of whom might be in a different physical location — while walking through the design in real-life scale.
At a more advanced stage, a highly realistic virtual mock-up could be ‘built’ to give a clear impression on the design, allowing timely decisions to be made on textures, colors and ergonomics. Last, but not least, the owner is able to store the digital twin of his vessel on a memory stock and share it with family and friends, allowing them a realistic tour of his new yacht while eagerly awaiting the delivery of his luxury superyacht.
Impressive statistics show the high value that VR/AR brings to product development, decreasing construction time by 25%, reducing the duration of meetings to review mock-ups by up to 50%, while having the potential to lower fail costs by up to 75%.
The earlier that those involved adopt this technology, the sooner they discover its advantages. VR/AR removes stress from designers and project managers while providing realism and excitement together with a heightened sense of anticipation and motivation to yacht owners.
ANCHOR-VR will be happy to assist in the exciting journey of yacht interior design and construction, offering the knowledge, expertise and inspiration found within its team of skilled, motivated and enthusiastic VR professionals, together with significant cost savings.
For more visit: www.anchor-vr.com
Top Yacht Interior Furniture Designer at Monaco Yacht Show 2018
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. Those working at Glyn Peter Machin, one of the world’s leading furniture design companies, know how to take joy in the creation process, unceasingly conducting experiments, making discoveries, changing our perspective on luxury yachting. GPM designs, develops and creates yacht furnishing, while drawing inspiration from the icons of the era of Danish Modern Design.
Their furniture can be characterized as sophisticated classical contemporary - using hardwoods, steel, aluminium, rattan, upholstery, modern resins or leather their creations have a distinctive style widely regarded as a silent ambassador of their brand in yacht design.
The mission of Glyn Peter Machin is to find the unique design path that bridges the gap between different cultures to incorporate it into their precisely created, thoroughly personalized furniture and glassware objects. The creation process is closely followed and scrutinized from the first sketch to the production and final installation phase, all along working closely with the clients who regard furniture design a means of self-expression. The fine materials shaped by traditional and modern techniques result in creating icons that take yachting experience to the higher level of splendor and class.
All their bespoke pieces tell their own stories. The company is constantly craving for innovation by experimenting with traditional materials and forms in surprisingly new ways. Their style is well reflected in iconic design of the armchairs on famous M/Y Galactica Star by Heesen Yachts.
GPM believes that the purpose of a bespoke design is to express the client’s individual and luxurious lifestyle, making their yacht interiors a true manifestation of personality. After all, style is to say who you are without having to speak.
A new collection of Glyn Peter Machin's bespoke furnishings, object and accessories will be shown at Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
THE ART OF STYLING | TOP 3 SUPER YACHT INTERIOR FIT-OUT SPECIALISTS
Always keep your eyes open. Anything you see around you can boost your creative thinking. Innovation skills usually give a different perspective and inspire to improve your own design process.
Get familiar with 3 superyacht interior product providers from England who understand the requirements of yacht market, fulfilling the needs of growing population of ambitious yacht interior designers and giving the Owners of yachts the value they deserve. After all, design means nothing until somebody lives in it.
1. GLANCY FAWCETT
Glancy Fawcett is a global luxury interior design specialist active in the field for more than 30 years. Having recently expanded into new markets in the Americas and Europe, they also extended their product lines to include Architectural and Lighting. What sets them apart from the rest is their exceptional bespoke service. They adopt a flexible approach to each project and create an intuitive vision of beauty to fulfill their clients’ desires. Their wide range of in-house designed products takes luxury to a completely new level. Over the next few months they are launching their full own brand collections - the KG Collection and the JF Collection. What hides behind these big names that combine their areas of expertise to provide cutting-edge solutions? We will have a chance to find out soon.
H2 Design 's superb project teamed up with Glancy Fawcett | photo: M/Y Turquoise by Turquoise Yachts
2. HARLEQUIN LONDON
For the past over 60 years Harlequin London has been an important supplier of luxurious tableware, decorative accessories and interior styling accessories for yachts and jets. One of Harlequin London's gems is 'Tresor' – a collection by Raynaud – designed by Mariela Schwarz Montiel. This famous tableware reflects feminine spirit of luxury inspired by Indian saris, embellished by a delicate geometric print with gold accents. Harlequin London's unique eye for detail aims to create an unmatched brands value for yachting market and has been the key to their success for decades.
Harlequin London's tableware on M/Y Kohuba | Photo of courtesy: Princess Yachts
3. GILLIAN WEIR
Where “only the finest make the grade.” Since its foundation 16 years ago, Gillian Weir has been providing “above and beyond” service to their international clients. From stylish barware to bespoke tableware, Gillian Weir offers the customers the exclusive interior design service with portfolio of over 400 suppliers. We all love Italian style and Gillian Weir presents Italian-inspired collection from GioBagnara that has been known to yacht interior decorators since years. A wide range of custom-made products representing some of the most iconic names in luxury retail are visible on M/Y 11.11, being one of the finest examples of top luxury interior styling.
Gillian Weir are proud to be a part of the project for M/Y 11.11 | Photo of courtesy: Benetti Yachts