How to master the art of glass on board a superyacht

26 January 2021

Light is often the first element of design; without it there is no colour, form or texture. Light has the power to make or break a room and can bring even the darkest corner of a crew mess to life. Lasvit is an expert in the field and through the art of glass can manipulate and transform light into head-turning works of art, taking inspiration from the surrounding seascape. We pick out our favourite wow-factor glass installations taking superyacht interiors into a new dimension...


GO

The interiors of the 77 metre superyacht Go were styled by H2 Yacht Design who worked closely with Lasvit to create a one-off installation on board the Turquoise flagship. Situated on the owner’s deck, a Bohemian crystal chandelier hangs over a back-lit onyx dining table and takes the form of a sea anemone. The owner wanted to capture the beauty of the underwater world on board, which Lasvit achieved using 400 hand-blown twisted crystal rods. Each individual piece acts like a fibre optic, drawing light to the very tip and illuminating the dining area below. The chandelier draws the eye to the centre of the room is complemented by two wall lights of the same design.

Tatiana

One of the most epic of Lasvit's nautical projects is a pretty pink chandelier that sits above the formal dining table on board Bilgin's 80 metre superyacht Tatiana. Made from hand-blown glass rods encased in stainless steel, this custom design takes its inspiration from sea corals and geometry with a soft pink hue to mimic a decorative amethyst crystal backdrop. While the owner's family and friends spend time together socialising and enjoying a five-star meal, the chandelier glimmers overhead. The piece marks another successful collaboration between H2 Yacht Design and the Czech-based glassmaker.


Lady S

The 93 metre award-winning superyacht Lady S was delivered by Feadship's Royal Van Lent Shipyard in 2019 and is home to not one, but five jaw-dropping Lasvit creations. The team worked closely with British design studio Reymond Langton to create five bespoke chandeliers to illuminate the interiors on board, including the staircase, lounges and even an al fresco dining area. The pieces were handmade from cut crystal – a material requested by the owner for its vibrant sparkle - and crafted into prisms to form the shape of a sea wave. Each chandelier artfully mimics the movement of the ocean.


Seven Seas Splendor

Seven Seas Splendor is magnificent inside and out. Apart from her sheer size, the ship is home to a breathtaking $5 million dollar, 300-piece contemporary art collection. There is a grand total of 553 exquisite crystal chandeliers throughout, illuminating the lounges, corridors and of course the spectacular assemblage of artwork, but none shines so brightly as Lasvit's chandelier that hangs proudly above the ship's grand atrium hall. A work of art in its own right, the light fixture features five concentric rings with 358 clear Bohemian crystal hand-blown glass rods and took five experts five weeks to install piece by piece.