At sea with Siebensee: Two superyacht furniture giants join forces
When it comes to finding the very best outdoor furniture for your superyacht, where better to look than to two respected manufacturers who have joined forces? Siebensee is the result of a collaboration between furniture company Finkeldei and exterior fitted furniture specialist Stükerjürgen. The two German brands have combined their skills and expertise to create a line of premium outdoor furniture, available in a wide variety of materials and at an attractive price point. The goal for Siebensee from the outset was to create high-quality products that can be customised to meet the individual requirements of designers, contractors and shipyards. Its first collection, Baltic, was launched at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show and was extremely well received. Unsurprisingly some might say, given the already glowing reputation of its founders.
Both Finkeldei and Stükerjürgen are already well regarded in the worlds of furniture making and superyachts. The family-run Finkeldei specialises in designing, manufacturing and maintaining bespoke furniture, and you can find its custom pieces on six of the 10 largest yachts in the world. The company is particularly known for the quality of its upholstered pieces, having maintained the same high standards of finish for more than 60 years. Finkeldei uses only the best raw materials and traditional hand-crafting practices and, thanks to its skilled team of in-house artisans, can turn even the most demanding furnishing ideas into reality.
Stükerjürgen has long been considered the expert for the development and manufacture of individual fitted furniture for exterior decks. Its expertise comes from 30 years of experience working in the yacht and aviation industries, and the company is now able to produce luxurious pieces that are beautiful, durable, lightweight and UV and saltwater resistant. Only the highest-quality materials are used in the manufacturing process, and Stükerjürgen offers its clients a comprehensive service, from measuring, engineering and manufacturing to painting and onboard assembly.
Together Finkeldei and Stükerjürgen have created Baltic, Siebensee’s first collection, which consists of several types of seating and sun loungers, a range of tables, a bar cabinet, and even an umbrella stand. Each item within the Baltic collection combines the finest teak wood and polished stainless steel, and various models can be customised to the client’s wishes. On the round dining table, for example, the tabletop is available in teak wood, a lighter weight, glass-reinforced plastic, or can be lacquered in a choice of colours. At the centre of the table is an onyx inlay, which can be illuminated by a backlight, and the tabletop rests on a striking cylinder of polished stainless steel that is incredibly lightweight despite its dimensions.
Another highlight of the Baltic collection is the bar cabinet. Formed like a cylinder, the cabinet hides a number of high-tech features, including a fridge that offers storage for a bottle of champagne and six glasses and is controlled by a smartphone app. With the touch of a button, the illuminated fridge silently raises out of the cylinder, allowing access to its contents. The Baltic collection is just the beginning for the new brand, however, and Siebensee has plans to develop further outdoor furniture collections, each in close collaboration with a well-respected designer. Watch this space.