IT TAKES A VERY SPECIFIC SET OF SKILLS TO DESIGN INTERIORS FOR SUPERYACHTS. Tamsin Bradshaw TALKS TO FOUR OF THE WORLD’S TOP NAMES ABOUT WHAT FLOATS THEIR BOATS
Four of the best designers of yacht interiors talk about what floats their boat
LUXURY AFLOAT The lavishly appointed superyacht Predator sports interiors by Bannenberg & Rowell
Last year, the 180-metre Azzam toppled Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s 164-metre Eclipse from its perch as the world’s largest motor yacht. Vessels of this scale demand interiors as impressive as their exteriors. The style and functionality required cannot be achieved by just any old designer, given the constraints of the unique interior spaces and the yachts’ operating environments.
Only a handful of specialists have the ability to deliver such design quality, among them Bannenberg & Rowell, Rémi Tessier, Silverlining and Molori Design. Some became involved in yacht furniture and interiors by chance while others have spent years studying the structural aspects of the trade. But however they came to the industry, their unique, fresh approaches place them among the most sought-after designers of yacht interiors in the world.