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
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.