Statement style: Maximalist inspiration for your yacht interior
by Risa Merl
Whether your yacht is 25 metres or 55 metres, the very nature of life on the ocean often means that interior spaces on board can be small, unusually proportioned and with less natural light than on-land. As a result owners and designers can shy away from bright colours and lots of print in the belief that simple designs and lots of light hues will make spaces look bigger. However, when chosen carefully, a few bold pieces can bring life and personality to your yacht without overwhelming it. Bring maximalism – the big, bold and beautiful interiors trend – on board your yacht with these statement pieces, says Risa Merl.
Cheers: St Louis crystal mug
Crystal guru St Louis brings maximalism into the details, as seen in the 90th anniversary of its iconic Tommy collection. The Tommy Mug is available in nine colours, is a sure to brighten up any bar top.
New Wave: Christian Ghion vase
Tidal wave, underwater ripple or sand caressing the shore? The Christian Ghion vase from Daum’s Art Edition plays with these ocean effects, leaving its sinuous form up to interpretation by the viewer. The grand vase is a limited edition – only 125 were made, and it stands 35cm tall.
Larger than life: Puiforcat centrepiece
Magnificat Puiforcat is a collection that takes Puiforcat’s handcrafting skill to maximum dimensions. This table centrepiece, handmade from nickel-plated brass with a width of 75cm, will make a statement in the dining room of even the largest superyacht.
Nectar of the gods: Marine Leather print
Using digital printing, Marine Leather’s Nectar Collection creates a bewitching burst of colour on rich full-grain leather. A sweet hummingbird pings to life against a light background.
Sweet stuff: Lasvit lamp
The aptly named Candy collection from Lasvit is full of colourful candy striped goodness in a variety of shapes. The Czech glass and lighting brand presents this tasty collection in plenty of options, from spherical chandeliers to a sweet table lamp and whisky tumblers.
Join the club: Tribu chair
Designed by Monica Armani for Tribu, the Tosca club chair is intriguingly stylish. Not your typical outdoor furniture, it features an extra-large braiding that draws the eye. While the material has a natural appearance, it’s 100 per cent weatherproof. The water-repellent cushions can also be made in myriad colours and patterns to max out this design.
Birds of a feather: Dedar fabric
This exotic textile interprets the patterns of the bold ancient Chinese screens, popular among Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries. In bright shades inspired by precious stones and metals, the gold-adorned Silkbird Jacquard fabric from Dedar will add pizzazz to any yacht’s interior.
£214 per m2, dedar.com
Touch of blue: Haviland tableware
Bring a sense of the sea right into the dining room with the rich Damassé dinnerware collection from Haviland. The bold blue pattern is inspired by traditional woven silk fabrics in collaboration with the Ritz in Paris, reinterpreted for a contemporary feel to create a rich yet modern plate service.
Fine dining: Visionnaire table
Sculpted grey marble melds with mirrored steel in the Kerwan dining table, part of the Alessandro La Spada Collection curated by Visionnaire. The table plays with unexpected geometric proportions, with the curved legs creating a gracefully double-sided effect.