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.
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