They all bear the mark of Terence Disdale Design. launched last year by Abeking & Rasmussen, may be smaller than those iconic yachts, but she shares the same Disdale DNA and does not suffer in the slightest for equivalent five-star amenities. She does more with less. She is a veritable oasis of calm in a riotous world.
Disdale is responsible for both RoMEA’s exterior styling and interior design. The yacht has classic balanced lines. In concert with Disdale’s fundamental design philosophy, the goal with RoMEA was to create a timeless look, and he has succeeded. RoMEA appeals to a universal palate, albeit a palate that caters to good taste, elegance and class. When I visited the yacht in Monaco, I appreciated how subtle and graceful her interior design was. “Less is more,” as the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe advised.
Disdale, by self-admission, tends not to defy convention so much as embrace it. “I did not try to create cool,” he says. “Cool doesn’t last. I have a common-sense approach to design. I am not one for out-there concepts. I don’t believe in form over function. I shy away from the ‘wow’ look.”
Indeed, Disdale’s signature designs are known to stand the test of time. In the case of RoMEA, timeless does not translate to plain Jane. Instead, RoMEA exudes a slightly quieter luxury than many big-statement interior designs of late. While there may be a seeming nonchalance to Disdale’s verbal design description, in reality