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.
2019-2020: Private Motor Yacht 142m | Germany | Resin artworks, loose furniture, several decorative metal surfaces
2019: Private Sailing Yacht 33m | Mallorca | Refit of decorative metal elements
2019: Private Motor Yacht 73m | UAE | Leather accessoires for all bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and master suites
2019: Private Motor Yacht 141m | UAE | Refit of metal elements in Owner`s Restaurant
2019: Private Motor Yacht 117m | Netherlands | Decorative elements Owner`s lounge
2019: Private Motor Yacht 62m | Italy | Decorative elements, Resin artworks, several loose furniture
2018-2019: Private Motor Yacht 80m | Germany | 1500+ decorative metal elements through all rooms, primary bronze / palladium
2018-2019: Private Motor Yacht 80m | Germany | Decorative elements on bridge and in guest rooms - primary carbon fibre and Resin
2018: Private Motor Yacht 110m | Italy | Refit of decorative elements
2018: Private Sailing Yacht 44m | Mallorca | Refit of decorative elements
2018: Private Motor Yacht 85m | Spain | Refit of Tromp l`oeil surfaces and decorative metal
2017-2018: Private Motor Yacht 90m | Netherlands | 350+ decorative metal elements, primary bronze / titanium
2017: Private Motor Yacht 55m | Netherlands | Leather accessories
2016-2017: Private Sailing Yacht 33m | Netherlands | 500+ Decorative metal elements, primary copper
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: www.wedenstein.com
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.
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
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.