For Francesco Paszkowski, the commission for the interior design of the first Canados 120 yacht is a return to the company he designed yachts for early in his career. The Italian design studio is undertaking the whole interior design - including layout, décor and lighting - of the 36m motor yacht from the yard's flybridge range.
'The result achieved in this yacht is due to the perfect agreement and the close cooperation between our studio, the owner, who chose us for his yacht interior, and the boatyard,' says Francesco Paszkowski. 'The owner’s demands could be met, the shipyard accepted our proposals and always committed hard to look for the solutions the technical aspects of material processing and layout required'.
With two master suites and some flexible areas, the yacht's layout is a departure from convention, but Paszkowski has come up with some unusual solutions for dividing the space onboard. On the main deck the galley, dayhead and access to the wheelstation are enclosed in a well-defined space forward of the saloon and the dining area, which is accessed through grey glass sliding doors. When it is not in use, the galley – designed by Boffi - can be hidden behind fold-out lacquered panels, coloured grey to echo the titanium used throughout. Three-dimensonal stone cladding on the outer galley wall facing the dining area, together with strategic lighting, make it seem as if it is floating in space.
An entertainment room, positioned forward on the main deck, has special sofas which convert into a bed so that the area can be turned into a VIP cabin with en suite bathroom when needed. Both this room and the dining area have the benefit of fold-down terraces.
The palette of the interior is largely drawn from the natural materials used – oak, ebony, stone and titanium – with grey the dominant colour. Walls and floors are in grey-stained oak, while furniture tops and tables are ebony. The overall effect is one of sophisticated, understated elegance.
The lower deck is dedicated to the owner's and guest accommodation with three cabins – two master suites and a twin guest cabin. A system of sliding panels, covered in linen, can be used to divide the space in the owner’s suites without creating a permanent separation, for example, closing off the wash basin area of the bathroom, or separating the bedroom from the studio. Crew quarters are located forward.
**Francesco Paszkowski Design **
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