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 BEST YACHT INTERIOR DESIGN AS A BUSINESS OF TRUST
They say it's not talent as an independent element to decide about the success of yacht interior design but talent in relationship with "design ideas as an expression of purpose". The success of M/Y Irisha was to define and develop a solution for universal design that would be understood and used for a better quality of life.
After winning the award for the Best Interior Design at the World Yacht Trophies 2018 in Cannes, M/Y Irisha presented her dynamic exterior lines and fabulous interior space at the Monaco Yacht Show held from 26 to 29 September 2018.
The excellent choice of colors and materials of this 51-metre fully custom motor yacht carry the touch of Harrison Eidsgaard. Irisha's interior is the essence of modern design and a well-conceived concept that will forge an emotional connection with charter guests, creating an environment that "fills purpose".
The award winning interior areas were designed to evoke a sense of tranquility and quiet elegance. This is further enhanced by the use of neutral tones, the application of soft but precisely designed light sources, the sensibly luxurious furniture and even the gloss and matte material covering the walls.
The interior spaces can be used for hosting formal events while can easily serve as the cozy hideaway to clear your mind. The winter garden on the aft deck is a perfect example of the multi-purpose nature of most interior spaces providing another "avenue" for Owners and guests to feel close to nature and connect with the energy of the Ocean. Once the separator glass wall is removed, the garden becomes a part of the main dining area with an extendable dining table, large enough for up to 22 guests.
In case some private time is required, the owner’s stateroom with its quiet and – thanks to the large windows – well lit study provides the perfect space. The hand-felted silk bedhead in the master cabin created by Claudy Jongstra - a famous Dutch artist and textile designer - evokes a sense of casual and discrete luxury.
Another striking design element is the staircase connecting all three decks. Realizing this staircase with its organic shapes provided another unique challenge to tackle but once DKT Artworks has done their magic the staircase became recognizable and awe-inspiring feature among yacht interior designers.
Combining the exceptional visual language of Harrison Eidsgaard with the work of "creative minds and disciplined eyes" of the superb team involved in the project, Heesen Yachts added to their new addition to the fleet a perfect balance between form and function, creating a multi-layered relationship between human life and its water environment onboard the vessel.
M/Y Irisha is currently available for charter with SuperYachtsMonaco.
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 FINALISTS | THE INTERNATIONAL YACHT & AVIATION AWARDS 2018
Design et al with the leading yacht and aviation design magazine Luxe et al is hosting the 8th The International Yacht & Aviations Awards – this key event in the calendar rewards provides fantastic networking opportunities to those attending.
International Yacht & Aviation Awards is the only design-focused awards for the industry with the sole intention to concentrate on the essential design elements of both the yacht and aviation sectors. The event is an ideal opportunity for designers, naval architects, shipyards, private jet manufacturers and product designers to showcase and promote their work and achieve recognition.
The designs submitted from all over the globe can be also in the concept phase. The shortlisted outstanding interior and exterior design entries are presented online and voting is open to industry professionals as well as Luxe et al readers and customers.
A unique part of the voting system is that votes have to be cast in every single category, giving all shortlisted projects maximum publicity from international industry professionals to create opportunities and to provide inspiration to all.
The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018 will be held on Friday 18 May 2018 at wonderful Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy. Take a look at shortlisted finalist in the following categories:
YACHT CONCEPT - OVER 40M: Theodoros Fotiadis Bespoke Design
MASTER CABIN AWARD: Dominator Ilumen AG
INTERIOR DESIGN - POWER YACHT: Crescent Custom Yachts
www.crescentyachts.ca | Photo: Forest Johnson
INTERIOR DESIGN - POWER YACHT: Esra Kazmirci Interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN - SAILING YACHTS: Michela Reverberi & Compositeworks
www.michelareverberi.it | Photo: Quin Bisset, Q&K Media
TABLE AWARD: Sebastien Barrau Manufacture
DECK DESIGN: Michela Reverberi & Compositeworks
www.michelareverberi.it | Photo: Quin Bisset, Q&K Media