Yacht Interiors With Attitude (Less Is Not More, Less Is a Bore)
With a new generation of Yacht Owners who crave beauty, passion, but also authenticity, yacht interior design without purpose might become distracting; without beauty – boring. The question to be answered by a new wave of designers is: does less really mean more nowadays?
FANCY by Dada Interior Design Studio, the winner of the Interior Design-Concept Yacht Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2019, sets the scene for meaningful changes in superyacht interior design.
YACHT EXTERIOR LINES THAT TELL YOU A STORY
A 75-meter megayacht concept STEAMRING created by Baran Akalın brings the design characteristics of technology and aesthetics inspired by the 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. The vessel's helicopter pad, a deckhouse, a slick indoor pool and lounge area equipped with a gambling table and a bar with stripper’s pole, will make you understand that yacht design is also about experimenting, taking risks and breaking rules.
YACHT INTERIORS SPEAK ALOUD: “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE; YOU CAN ALSO BE AMUSING”
They say there is beauty in simplicity. Real elegance, however, comes from good taste and a dash of daring. The yacht interiors of STEAMRING are screaming for reinventing the future of interior design, provoking a debate about the new definition of luxury and the importance of functionality in design process. According to Doga Naz Cebeci, the Owner of FANCY by Dada Studio responsible for yacht interior spaces for STEAMRING, good design is not about beauty or functionality. It’s both and much more.
While art design is deeply rooted in FANCY by Dada's aesthetics and emotions, it can also easily serve the purpose. For that reason, Doga Naz also designed a big part of the yacht furniture and lighting elements. These pieces of art not only speak to your senses, but also capture the idea behind functionality on board the megayacht.
A large wall behind the dining table is made up of four panels that open and hide the TV when not in use. The large wall is designed and covered with texture stamped leather and dark indigo colored velvet that follows the interior design scheme of the superyacht.
The dining table is made up of marble inlaid with gold details and is complemented by ostrich leather, corset upholstered dining chairs. The dining area also has a massive skylight window above it and two opening terraces on the sides to create a spacious feeling and the ultimate dining experience.
The storage and cabinets in the master stateroom are defined by gracious curving lines. The floating King size bed’s structure is upholstered with the highest quality leather and luxury fabrics that complete the flamboyant design of the Owner's cabin.
CONCLUSION: LESS IS NOT MORE, LESS IS A BORE
Designing state-of-the-art superyachts and their interior spaces with multilayered details and unprecedented connectivity to the sea, is a courageous way to leave your comfort zone and go beyond mediocrity.
A bold interior design concept that creates a desire, delivers personalization, but above all, that represents a glamorous yachting lifestyle experience is not about new fashion. It is about adding a new value to a slowly changing environment by the new generation of superyacht designers with an experimental mindset and innovative thinking.
The Superyacht Trends Of The Future | The Works Of Art: The Scream of Freedom
You know you create a piece of art that comes to life when you can feel it is breathing, when it talks to you and starts raising questions. The team of designers from Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design redefine a relationship between art and superyachts by pushing the boundaries of unconventional design that expand as soon as we reach what we think is their edge.
Art Of Life
Enjoy Your Life Today: Yesterday Is Gone; Tomorrow Is Never Promised
Sander Sinot explains: “Sometimes one can forget that our life has a limited amount of time, so one can question, how do we use the hours we live? There is no answer other than to invest as much time as possible towards the quality of living. Freedom, love and quality time with family and friends is key. With our yacht concept Art of Life, we want to address this as yacht architects and designers.”
Art of Life is created for art-loving and explorer-minded owners with an emphasis on aesthetics and beauty, without compromising on functionality, space and technology. The striking exterior style, with its overhang at the stern and forward projecting bow, is reminiscent of a 16th century Dutch icon of shipbuilding. The schooner yacht ’Schoon’ means both ‘good looking’ and ‘clean’ in Dutch. This led to the term ‘schooner’ which stands for a fast, versatile and efficient hull.
The architectural setup aboard is intuitive with a clear functional layout and a smart logic flow in the interior. This, combined with state-of-the-art and fully integrated technology, makes Art of Life a unique concept of customized luxury.
The integrated architecture of the design offers the owner a haven of privacy and the sensorial stimuli for both inner peace and exploration of the beauty and richness of luxury travels. s
The exterior features are ideal for dining together, partying and enjoying the ever-changing seascape. All four decks are designed based on fitness for purpose, resulting in maximum comfort for the body and soul thanks to the large indoor pool, sauna, treatment, hair & beauty and massage areas as well as stern lounge, which boasts a 384-inch retractable cinema screen. This superyacht concept, with its pure and aesthetic interior that uses precious materials, rich detailing and superior yacht interior craftmanship, has the capacity to accommodate 12 guests and 35 crew members.
Holding The Key To Our Aesthetic, Intellectual, Cognitive And Spiritual Satisfaction
The base concept for the design has been the craving to create a balance between nature, luxury and innovation and pushing the boundaries of contemporary yacht design even further. Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design is well known for creating spectacular custom designs and surpassing the traditional boundaries faithfully reflecting their philosophy – make the impossible possible.
The design is based on elegant, straight, geometrical lines, while the connection with nature is created with the extensive use of transparent surfaces, the most luxurious natural materials, fine woods and textured stones. This choice reflects a sort of duality and harmony. Silk carpets, multiple woods in the wall panelling, fully customized furniture, tranquil lounge and extensive dining facilities create hospitable and luxurious settings.
The environment provided by the inner garden can be set to different moods and is fully customizable using different lighting conditions, mist dispensers and water features.
All the living spaces have been designed with the utmost care emanating intimacy and tranquility. The interplay of natural light spilling in through the vast glass surfaces and the artificial lighting provided by cleverly placed sources further enhances the sense of balance. The large windows on the two walls of the owner’s bedroom and the one of a kind upper deck observatory all emanate freedom and openness while the large sliding glass doors help the owner and the guests seclude themselves from the rush of everyday life.
Using fully customized furniture and accessories the inner spaces are functional while offering all the modern amenities every owner might expect. The spacious main lounge, the spa deck, the gym, and the sea-level swimming pool, not to mention the spectacular staircase from the main deck to the 900+ sqm panorama deck and the water-cooled two storey glass façades are all accessories to the climate controlled inner garden that is the heart of the design philosophy behind the dream that is Nature.
The straight and open sight lines that are so characteristic of all Sinot designs further enhance the connection between contemporary form equated with equilibrium in nature.
Balance between technology and nature, geometric and organic, openness and intimacy, beauty and functionality.
PINETTI | TRANSLATING A PRODUCT INTO A YACHTING EXPERIENCE
Italian Tradition and Contemporary Chic - Pinetti is a home accessories manufacturer, renowned for developing bespoke luxury leather products, designed for style and functionality. Each piece of collection is created in a way to reflect class and practicality - suitable for any super yacht interior. Founded in 1983, Pinetti encompasses love for style, yachting sophistication, but, above all, passion for beauty. Take a look at the Pinetti's trademark gems and discover their decoration details on Ferretti Yachts.
Wing Rectangular Tray | Its non-slip material, handles made of chromed metal wing-like and leather that comes with water and scratch-resistant calfskin - all this adds versatility to yacht interior design.
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
Tankoa Yachts | About Classic Principles Of Contemporary Design
Tankoa has launched M/Y Solo at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Rethinking the exterior lines of Suerte (another mega yacht of Genoa-based shipyard), Francesco Paszkowski Design in cooperation with Margherita Casprini, has created a true yacht interior marvel.
The idea behind the Solo’s interior design was to create an exquisitely elegant atmosphere by designing a modern, minimalist but warm interior. The use of cold materials like marble and steel as well as contrasting them with the subdued tones of the soft furnishing and carpets create timelessness and enhance the sense of elegance. The balance that is essential in the overall design language is reflected in the finest yacht interior craftsmanship that remained focused on the smallest detail, creating "the big picture of human art".
Main woods: high gloss Macassar ebony, “fiammato grigio”, custom tinted grey oak and black oak.
Ceilings: made of brushed aluminium panels, tinted grey oak and nubuck.
Stones: Forest Black Antique marble from France, Cappuccino marble from Rajasthan, Striato Elegante Honed marble from India, and Pure White Onyx from Mexico.
Stairwell flooring: of white Onyx Cristallino while the walls are made of destressed oak sourced from a 300-year-old farm in Norway.
Hammam marble: Calacatta from Tuscany.
The sauna wood: sourced from a medieval castle in Finland.
B.E.A.C.H CLUB - Best Escape Anyone Can Have
The yacht interiors radiate a contrast with their minimalist but cozy modernity. The fact that the external and the internal design language remains surprisingly harmonious (the Owner’s desire was to create a strong contrast between interior and exterior), is a true testimony for the masterful craftsmanship of Francesco Paszkowski Design.
In her six cabins M/Y Solo can accommodate twelve guests. The hairdressing/massage room, an amazing beach club, a glass-walled gym with its own terrace, spa and a swimming pool are just some of the features to provide all the necessary comforts for the Owner as well as for charter guests. For the ultimate charter experience Francesco Paszkowski underlines that this design: “required continuity between the various social spaces, a precise but flexible division according to use, good communication between the exterior and interior, and the rigorous use of architectural principles”.
The Beach Club, a key feature on board SOLO, is a fabulous place of relaxation, rest and tranquility. It's equipped with sofas, bar, TV, bathroom and an oversized glass-walled gym (created by Technogym) with fold-out terrace that is also directly linked to the spa zone. The latter comes with sauna, also fitted with its own fold-out terrace, hammam and 5°C Celsius chilled water shower.
MASTER SUITE - Make Your Rest Artful
The master suite has separate terraces and a Bisazza mosaic-tiled, glass-walled jacuzzi. Full-height windows with 180° views enable admiring new horizons and drifting in endless sea of space while the two skylights further enhance the sense of freedom. The Owner's study (as well as the hair dressing/massage room) can be converted into additional cabins as they are both equipped with an en-suite bathroom.
Luxury Yacht Interior Brands on M/Y SOLO
Interior sofas, chairs and armchairs: Fendi Casa.
Exterior sofas and seatings: Kettal and Tribu.
Interior fixed ceiling lights: Altraluce.
Exterior fixed ceiling lights: Palagi.
Loose light fixtures: O Luce, Penta Light and Fontana Arte.
Bar stools: Cedrimartini
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The cooperation between Francesco Paszkowski Design and Tankoa gave birth to another icon that will assure the shipyard’s position among the world’s finest yacht builders. It will also ensure the place among one of the most thoughtful "hosts"" anticipating the needs of his "guests", working with the best yacht designers who ignore designs that ignore people.
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
Building a Design Legacy of Award-Winning Ilumen 28M Series by Dominator Yachts
Old ways will never open new doors. The commitment that unlocked the door of Imagination allowed the vision of Luca Catino, who is responsible for the interior design of Cadet V to stand out, to look different and to show that difference boldly, with no regrets. Built by Dominator Yachts, part of Ilumen 28M series - M/Y Cadet V is the custom-made and unique to the last detail masterpiece of Italian Design. This luxury yacht won the "Best Semi-custom Yacht of the Year" award at The World Yacht Trophies 2018 in Cannes.
Key features of Cadet V include three stylish en-suite large stateroom while the main deck offers elegant outside dining area shaded by flybridge hardtop.
Two beautiful artworks by Stefano Curto featuring thousands of stunning Swarovski crystals in the main salon and master cabin take pride of place in the refined yacht interior. The gorgeous suede by Foglizzo forms a part of a different colour scheme in each of the luxurious cabins. The bathrooms feature an accompanying handmade file rouge mosaic by Sicis, while the pearl grey parquet accentuated by darker ‘comento’ edging provides a soft palette for the blue agate recessed on the walls of the master cabin and lower deck lobby.
What makes this boat unique is, according to Luca Catino, the use of “primitive forms and their intersection that generates elements that we can cyclically find in every environment".
Passion for art is the supreme source of inspiration, followed by the taste of the Owner and the characteristics of a Nordic design like minimalistic, decluttered spaces, warm woods, cool blue and gray textiles. Modern and clean lines are to keep the entire space feeling cohesive and effortlessly elegant.
A lot of attention was given to the selection of materials of extreme richness and contrasts. Fine woods used to dress the yacht interiors, with tonalities of grey and blue oak reflect the lifestyle living shaped in the integrity with the natural environment.
Cadet V presents the combination of an advanced technology and master craftsmanship that produces one-off works of art, luxury and style. The ultra-modern design is completely unique to the industry. By mastering strong visual contrasts, screaming out the contemporary and masculine aesthetics, Luca Catino embraced the design as a way of life and art that can never be imitation.
Interior: Luca Catino Design
Shipyard: Dominator Yachts
Photo: Breed Media
Interior Decor: Boutsen Design
M/Y Stella di Mare | Timeless Beauty Tells Her Design Story
Stella Di Mare is an outstanding full displacement explorer yacht with interior designed by world class interior architect Umberto Fossati - the Owner of Fossati Design Bureau. This exceptional yacht was presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, being one of the smallest (39,67m), but most original custom yachts on display.
The Yacht Interior is inspired by Post-Modern movement of 70s. A wave of bold contrasts and new colors prevailed over the austere palettes of the Modern era. By taking inspiration from resources of history, redefining it and adapting for modern use, Fossati created an emotional content and transcendent design experience.
The primary materials include: warm walnut, cherry and black lacquered wood, brown and beige leather as well as brushed bronze that represent a classical elegance with a twist of contemporary touch. Salon on the main deck and its double “L” shape sofas merge the space with the dining table for 12/14 guests.
The contemporary floor standing globe in the upper deck is made by famous artisan globe makers Bellerby & Co, who also created a globe chart installed in the dining area. As a truly unique custom-made addition to the interior design based on Fossati’s project, the globes became a trademark of M/Y Stella di Mare.
When life gives you twists and turns, embark yourself on an Italian boat: a custom made wine cellar that can contain up to 800 bottles are tribute to the typical Italian lifestyle, brought to the greatest perfection, offering enjoyment and appreciation of life with the best cuisine and finest wines.
The Owner’s desire was to have a full custom interior for formal use without missing the functional necessities of the Explorer yacht. His intention was also to “create a connection between three generations of Family, by giving the possibility to leave a personal touch onboard starting from the first generation of 75 years old to the third one of 7 years old".
Stella di Mare (built by CBI Navi) and her post-modern interior design embraced a broader concept of timelessness than retro. Trends come and go. Style, in turn, evolves, endures and transcends generations.
Exterior & Naval Architecture: Hydro Tec S.r.l.
Shipyard: CBI Navi
Photo courtesy: A & B Photo Design
Art Event: Michele Chiroli
Riva 110' Dolcevita: A Visual Extravaganza Made in Italy
Do you remember that iconic moment of cinematography as Anita Ekberg walked into fontaine de Trevi in Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita? The new addition to the fleet of Riva Yacht is carrying the name Dolcevita for a reason – that same atmosphere of luxurious elegance and hedonistic freedom pulsing through the classic scene is radiating from the super sporty silhouette and dynamic lines of this innovative flybridge yacht.
Following the path laid out by 100’ Corsaro, the cooperation between Officina Italiana Design and the Strategic Product Committee of Ferretti Group Engineering Department brought a really unique vessel to life, especially in terms of exterior design where the already dynamic and sleek shape of the white hull is emphasized by the sweeping glass surfaces providing a glass-hull ratio most likely unparalleled among yachts of this class. High-quality stainless steel provides both structural strength for the superstructure and a frame to hold the window area that extends all along the main salon. This one of a kind feature used extensively not just in the exterior but also in the interior, as well as adoption of carbon fibre evokes the sort of sophisticated high-tech feeling that will be attractive to the clients looking for a more dynamic and contemporary ambiance.
The main salon is designed to feel like an open loft with its enormous windows providing unobstructed view of the sea. The cleverly chosen furniture with the simple and elegant accessories reduce clutter to a minimum. The polished flooring working in parallel with the polished ceiling optically enlarges the available space, while the meticulously chosen colours and surfaces help dividing the open area. The darker tone of the decks with the light colour of the furniture is framing the overall design, while conforming to the design language of breezy, relaxing and sporty character.
Riva 110' Dolcevita was available for viewing along with four other premières from Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line and Riva (Ferretti Yachts 670, Custom Line 120’, Riva 66’ Ribelle and Custom Line Navetta 42) at Cannes Yachting Festival held between the 11th and the 16th September 2018.
MONACO YACHT SHOW 2018 SETS THE SCENE FOR A NEW QUALITY IN YACHT DESIGN
The first words that come to mind when you take a look at Illusion Plus? - Design as a Journey of Discovery. The innovative approach to yachting by presenting luxury in simplicity of line and form sets a new direction in yacht interior design.
Illusion Plus is the latest project of Pride Mega Yachts. A Netherlands based firm - Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design - was responsible for creating the exquisite, travel-inspired interiors. The use of spacious layouts, custom furniture and luxurious accessories are the hallmarks of their aesthetics.
The combination of contemporary furniture of straight and elegant lines with traditional materials of glass, exclusive metal, natural stone and fine wood creates an atmosphere that emanates modernity and a unique Asian taste. The palette used is light and earthy - it strengthens the feeling of closeness to nature and helps to create a serene and accommodating atmosphere that suits the taste of modern owners who prefer spending their time in private luxury. The interior is defined by long sight lines, huge windows and open areas to let light spill in. The use of natural light bouncing off polished metal, shiny glass and veneered wood surfaces is underscored by subtle shades, tones and hidden artificial lighting.
This rich choice of materials accentuates the feel of luxury. Fine and rare wood is integrated with metals, leather and natural stone using unrivalled artisanship to create contemporary and elegant atmosphere in both the interior and the exterior area. All the fixtures and accessories are supplied by the world’s finest manufacturers and in many cases they are custom-made exclusively for this project.
Illusion Plus merges Asian tradition with a modern look providing wide-open decks and tranquil social spaces. These interiors are designed in harmony with nature and will provide the Owner and his guests with exceptional lifestyle experience.
M/Y Illusion Plus will be presented at Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
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.
YACHT CHARTER EVENT IN BARCELONA AT ITS FINEST
The MYBA Charter Show was held at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona from the 23-26 April. Being the 30th annual show, this year was a very special event. See the 7 most iconic yacht interiors presented this year in Barcelona.
1. M/Y GIRAUD by Admiral Tecnomar
Just one look at this amazing 40 metre impero 40 semi displacement vessel with her straight angular lines will give us a perfect idea of the masculine kind of interior styling her designer, Luca Dini has dreamed for this yacht. All the interior and exterior spaces have been conceptualized according to the purest contemporary and modern style. The capacious exterior spaces are dominated by light brown, white and beige that makes every second spent on the decks enjoyable and sets relaxed tone of understated elegance.
The interiors however, while stylistically remaining universal, have a very different atmosphere. The stark, clean lines of the furniture and the widespread use of dark tones with concrete grey on the floors and on the wall panelling, as well as the light grey and silver of the linen in the guest cabins are perfectly counterbalanced by the well thought out placement of light sources and the surprising splashes of colour. The materials used, the etched glass by the stairs and the sliding doors, polished dark surfaces, textured panelling and boarding, the alternating metallic glossy and matte of the furniture further consolidates this strict and stark styling of quiet opulence.
To see more go to: Admiral Yachts
2. M/Y ARADOS by Sunseeker
M/Y Arados (ex. Blush) is a 47 metre long tri-deck from the shipyard of Sunseeker. She is simply oozing luxury and indulgence. The interior spaces are defined mostly by light pastel colours and the warm, light brown shades of oak highlighted by chrome and silver. The window areas are especially generous and flood the interior with such an abundance of light that not even the somewhat darker shades of the furniture and the brown of the flooring will compress space. Although these starker colours may sound harsh and cold, the interplay of the considerable dark areas and the much lighter accessories and furniture actually evoke a sense of warmth and coziness. M/Y Arados perfectly melts style and space with her modern, exceptionally luscious interiors.
To see more go to: Sunseeker London
3. M/Y LEGEND
The 77 metre long M/Y Legend is absolutely one of a kind among the vessels to roam the seas. She has the most pure bred heritage of an explorer yacht possible starting her life in 1974 as Giant, a Class 1 ice-breaker sailing under Soviet flag. Although she was later sold and converted into a yacht, the philosophy of function before the form was never lost despite of the complete remodelling. Legend’s interior was designed with the assistance of Beerens and looking at the photos it is obvious that rather than the nowadays widespread modern styling the owner preferred a much more classical elegance. Strolling through her interior spaces is an adventure and the lobby salon with its whiskey-bar and a cigar room seem to be the heart of the yacht. Guests chartering Legend and joining her Arctic exploit will spend more time on board than those roaming the Med, therefore the interior must be as cozy and warm as possible providing the most complete luxury available. Even though the design language remains universal, the different areas named after major world cities have a variety of styles. The guests will see dark and polished wood with rich red leather upholstery in one while enjoying more art-deco details in the next. The masters suite is a stylistic exercise in itself perfectly balancing the pale colour palette with the warmth of woods. It was the owners' goal to make exploration an adventure with Legend and she is a yacht that is an ideal balance between function and luxury.
To see more go to: Fraser Yachts
4. M/Y ALFA NERO by Oceanco
Alfa Nero, built by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco is an 82 metre vessel amalgamating classical with contemporary and pop-art. The exterior lines are dynamic and modern while the dual-tone paintwork on her exterior evokes the sail yachts of golden ages. This sense of luxurious duality follows when one is getting onboard. The spaces are impressive even considering the size of the hull. The interior designed by Pinto also successfully blends innovative and contemporary with a traditional luxury. The furniture and the accessories stand out by small details of style reflecting and connecting the travellers with the sea. Beige, cream and white rule here and even the occasional more saturated accessories serve the purpose of emphasizing the intimacy created by the gentle curves of the furniture and the tranquilizing pallette. The spotlights highlight certain areas while several hidden sources draw attention to the ceiling features completing the atmosphere. M/Y Alfa Nero reflects a subtle and silent elegance.
To see more go to: Edmiston Yacht Charter
5. M/Y JOY by Feadship
The 70 metre long Feadship was delivered in 2016. Her sweeping exterior lines reflect the taste of design phenomenon of Bannenberg and Rowell while the interior spaces were dreamed up by Studio Indigo. The design was approached with a different philosophy, reflecting the taste of the owner. In yacht design the prevalent trend is to maximize available space and use capacious areas to create a sense of comfort while available spaces deliberately kept somewhat more constrained in Joy create their own challenges for interior designers. All these were tackled by Indigo in a masterly way. As opposed to some designers, who strive to apply a uniform style to all interiors, all of Joy’s cabins tell their own stories. Over 200 different materials were used to give an individual and unique atmosphere.
To see more go to: Feadship
6. M/Y ANDIAMO by Baglietto
Following her major interior refit in 2017, Francesco Paszkowski's yacht design on board Andiamo is an enthralling example of the Italian school. Her interiors are kept clean and straightforward. The colors represent simplicity and serenity; they seem to have been used to denote plainness and the yacht interior's unpretentiousness. Lacquered surfaces shift into natural textures, and the light flooding in through her expansive windows is reflected back and amplified by the polished ceilings. Ebony and oak, onyx and leather can be found everywhere contrasting with details like the stainless and glass cylindrical elevator taking guests to every deck. The golden surfaces, crystal accessories and polished white details emphasize opulence. The open plan main salon opens directly onto the aft deck and ends in a grandiose and sumptuous U-shaped sofa that is inviting for relaxing conversation after dinner.
To see more go to: Francesco Paszkowski Design
7. S/Y PANTHALASSA
Panthalassa externally designed by Foster + Partners, built by Perini Navi is a breathtaking blend of clean, modern lines and represents the heritage of the golden age of yachting. The interior design of Panthalassa is unmistakably luxurious but also minimalistic. Creating airy and spacious areas even in the somewhat more constrained space is defined by the classical lines of the hull. It was imperative for the designers to provide as much natural light as possible and in order to reach this goal a unique system of skylight were utilized reflecting sunlight into the interior. Warm, natural materials create an equally warm and welcoming atmosphere enhanced by touches like the saddle leather wall panelling, the teak flooring and the granite surfaces. Paola Lenti’s handmade furniture with her easily discernible style help to create an informal ambience of Contemporary Style.
To see more go to: Burgess Yachts
Super Yacht Projects: Progetto Bolide | Se77antasette | Mauna Kea
“Knowledge is limited to all we know now and understand; Imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand”. How far can the human imagination go?
When considering the top three Italian yacht concepts: Progetto Bolide, Se77antasette and Mauna Kea – an essence of harmony, elegance and performance come to mind reinforcing the notion that the best designers “dream without fear and love without limits”.
Progetto Bolide by Exclusiva Design and Tankoa Yachts
Born from passion for perfection that evolves and unlocks new value – to realize Progetto Bolide and to build a leading-edge mega yacht that charts new horizons with revolutionary exterior and awe-inspiring yacht interior design, Exclusiva Design teamed up with Tankoa Yachts. The collaboration of these two Italian “design tailors” is all about re-evaluating how people approach yachts and experience space. The strength lies in the beautifully arranged gym, the stunning swimming pool and the master bedroom equipped with a glass ceiling. The owner’s penthouse is arranged on two decks, while a glass surface of 250 square meters prepares guests for a journey where art merges with nature.
Photo: Exclusiva Design
Se77antasette by Romero and Benetti
Se77antasette is a 77-meters long and 14.20-meters wide yacht concept. As Vincenzo Poerio, the CEO of Benetti Yachts explained “Se77antasette elevates yachting to a higher dimension than we have never seen before”. Benetti shipyard along with world known designer Fernando Romero premiered the exclusive Se77antasette yacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show of 2017. This breakthrough yacht design combines delicate lines with functionality and power with artistic form – exemplifying the quintessence of Italian design principles. With her enormous terrace, amazing swimming pool, observation area of 270-degree with view on the sea, 100 square meter master suite, two VIP cabins, four guest cabins and a special area that transforms into a heliport, Se77antasette is taking design to a new level of luxury.
Mauna Kea by Roberto Curtò Design
Mauna Kea is a 101 square meter super yacht concept created by award-winning designer Roberto Curtò and developed in cooperation with Superyachts Monaco. Named after the famous Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea’s key features include a private Jacuzzi, a dedicated heliport and a flight of stairs leading directly into a swimming pool on the main deck, while the first and the only water slide on a superyacht creates an entirely new yachting experience. All these unique features present this outstanding modern architectural look blending perfectly with her elegance and high quality. The project has recently been shortlisted for the "Concept Over 40 Meters Award" in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018.
Photo: Roberto Curtò Design
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION | M/Y GRACE E AT MIAMI YACHT SHOW 2018
Nature is a driving force and a sort of projection of Rémi Tessier's vision of the interior space on M/Y Grace E. The final result seems to be based on three fundamental questions: how it looks, how it works, how it feels. What are the answers? The stylish interior designed to perfection, ample exterior, combination of comfort, simplicity and elegance. Is there anything else Luxury should be asking for?
Coming up on February 15-19 2018 – five big days in boating with the legendary Italian yacht builder Perini Navi - Picchiotti.
Visitors will experience access to the one of the most luxurious boat exhibition events in the world. The 30th annual Miami Yacht Show is to introduce a new look and layout in a very welcoming environment. One of the most prestigious participants - M/Y Grace E (built by Perini Navi - Picchiotti), will be on display.
A dream to have a "floating wellness center" to take care of the Guests turned into reality with the decision of expanding the yacht concept from 54 to 73 meter vessel and designing bigger interior and exterior space full of amenities. This includes a treatment room with hydrotherapy bath, steam and dry sauna, a well-equipped gym as well as sunbathing and yoga area outside.
Rémi Tessier - being in charge of the yacht interior design - admits that during material selection for Grace E, much consideration was given to its simplicity and compatibility with nature. M/Y Grace E is designed for function. Tessier uses the sandblasted, bleached and polished Sycamore wood (known to be highly resistant to decay), high-gloss ebony, and bleached wenge as the main types of wood on board. They are tailored to the vision of the Zen-like interior design, providing an open living space and giving more exposure to the natural light.
According to Burak Akgül - Chief Business Development Officer for Perini Navi - M/Y Grace E is an important stepping stone in Perini Navi-Picchiotti and Vitruvius innovative Naval Architecture. The cutting-edge design of Grace E explores new horizons in yachting industry that was remaining unknown until her launch.
The building team's dedication to think ahead of time and bold approach to yacht design takes M/Y Grace E to the high level of excellence. Apart from unique design solutions, "form follows function" philosophy also holds true and proofs to be a point of reference for Perini Navi vision of yachting.
PROJECT MAIA: PHENOMENAL YACHT INTERIOR SPACE BY REYMOND LANGTON AND HEESEN YACHTS
The unique design solutions of Heesen Yachts are to meet the most demanding construction standards and to solve the most complex aesthetic challenges. Project Maia is the embodiment of this philosophy. She is a 50m steel-hulled, full displacement motor yacht below the 500GT threshold. Her bulbous bow and an easily driven fast displacement hull form are optimized to glide through the water with minimal vertical movement, yet designed using the latest developments in ship building engineering.
Reymond Langton Design was entrusted with the creation of interior spaces for Project Maia. The company has over a decade of experience in both interior and exterior design for super yachts. In their work they crave for glamorous and highly functional solutions. Whether the requirement is for simple and elegant or more avant-garde interiors, Reymond Langton surely delivers.
The Winner of the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards 2018 has created a warm and inviting space for Maia, using a simple colour palette. This luxury balance evokes the feeling of tranquility and gives a premium lifestyle experience, which is so deeply rooted in all Reymond Langton design aesthetics.
The contemporary Zen-like feel is achieved by combining simple lines with textured materials. They provide a subtle contrast to the yacht interior accessories. A sense of harmony in space “warms” interior design and keeps it at the highest visual standards.
During the daytime the interior areas receive a fair amount of natural light, yet in the evenings thoughtful indirect LED lighting provides a warm and inviting ambience with a soft overall glow while drawing the eye to key design features. The atmosphere has been additionally enhanced by using subtle hidden sources and bright spotlights emphasizing certain areas of the interior. All these little details make the design and provide further proof for Reymond Langton’s recognized excellence in yacht interior design.
The delivery is scheduled for later this year and remains one of the most anticipated events in yachting industry.
For more visit: Heesen Yachts