The client's main concern with the design of the saloon was ensuring there was extensive lounge seating to create an area where they felt very much at home. This was easily achievable through the introduction of a selection of sofas, armchairs and dining chairs, creating the feel of a residential living room.
The creation of a bar and a more formal dining area for the client, his family and guests to enjoy, were two other key requirements. To do this, we opened up the dining room and widened the yacht's aft access area to create more space to accommodate these areas. The aft redesign also allowed us to make necessary location changes to the VIP sleeping area access, which sits below the yacht's saloon, and the guest powder room, which sits on the same level.
Aesthetically we wanted to create a space that was light and open whilst also comfortable so our design focused on maximising natural light with plenty of large windows and a light colour palette. I have always maintained that light installations make a huge difference to the overall ambience and feel of a project and this remains true when designing a superyacht. We installed a rigid glass light installation above the dining table by Haberdashery, a London-based design studio specialising in innovative, contemporary lighting products. We also chose custom Cesare Ferrari dining chairs for the dining area, a selection of sculptures by Charles Hadcock and throw cushions by Cameron Broom as well as resin walling from Based Upon.