Jordana Reuben Yechiel's top 5 interior design names to watch

The Interior Designer: Francis Sultana

Whether you like to dabble in ocean-inspired interior design pieces or take classic inspiration from the greats, such as Gio Ponti and Christian Liaigre, knowing who to trust when it comes to maximising your yacht's interior can be tricky. For the freshest, most in-demand interior designers, look no further - Jordana Reuben Yechiel knows who to call.

The interior designer: Francis Sultana

Sultana has furnished some of the swankiest homes in London, New York and Tel Aviv, as well as the fabulous Grand Hotel Sofia. He effortlessly mixes mid-century and art deco design with the most modern furniture, and designs his own range at his atelier in St James’s, London. His punchy style has brought him a well-earned place in Wallpaper* magazine’s top 20 global interior designers. He’s now turning his attention to yachts and is working on a project with Royal Huisman.


The contemporary designer: Reinier Bosch

Bosch came out with a Bang*, a Whaam! and a Varoom with his editioned, illuminated pop word glass tables. He’s quickly made a big name for himself, too, and is exhibited in all the major design exhibitions, such as Art Basel and PAD; his “puddle” wall-hung mirror with melted, dripping bronze was a PAD highlight. Yacht owners should check out his Hurricane Table (above) and the pleated, winged wall-hung table.


The gallery: David Gill Gallery

Head down to the David Gill Gallery in Mayfair, London, to discover the best up-and-coming talent around. Young Bright Things - a group show staged earlier this year - comprised the best young art, design and fashion talent, curated by fashion editor and writer Gianluca Longo. Among those on show were needlework designer Petra Palumbo and shoe designer Charlotte Olympia.


The embellisher: Susann Eschenfelder

Eschenfelder’s upholstery takes interiors to an ethereal place where design meets art and romance. Bedspreads are adorned with grey sea pearls and cushions scattered with amethyst stones and interlaced with silver leaf thread. No wonder she’s often asked to add her finishing touches to superyachts.


The joiner: Studio Becker

Studio Becker, started in Norway and based in San Francisco, is the joiner which thinks of everything and serves the most exclusive lifestyle needs with Italian design, German precision manufacturing and American practicality. My favourite is the Ultimate Piano Bar, a fully functioning piano with a full-service bar.


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