28 August 2014

MATERIALIST

Highlighting the pattern

UK, Cuxton. On a recent visit to hand-printed fabric specialist Marina Mill, SuperyachtDesign was shown the glowing qualities of its latest Extex brand, Solar.

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: James O'Callaghan

Glass expert on M/Y 'Venus', James O'Callaghan of Eckersley O'Callaghan speaks with SuperyachtDesign.com ahead of his appearance at the Global Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam (18-20 Nov).

GSF 2013 Speaker Spotlight: Jan Wurm

SuperyachtDesign speaks with Associate Director at Arup, Jan Wurm ahead of his appearance at the Global Superyacht Forum.

Under the Skin

While every superyacht interior is highly individual and subject entirely to the owner’s personal taste, it is still possible to spot style or material trends. Design Unlimited remarks on a growing interest in the use o

Material Wild

Developing new materials that have improved performance and functionality is a major focus of design innovation. London-based SCIN, the independent material gallery and library, is hosting a public exhibition called SCIN Goes Ma

Onyx

The choice of materials for a superyacht interior is, as we know, key. In Q4 SuperyachtDesign’s Materialist looked at marble, focusing on the snow-white marble from Carrara in Tuscany. However, its more exotic but equally

A Gripping Yarn

Typically seen as a domestic, social craft enjoyed by older women at home, knitting is not traditionally associated with contemporary interior design. However, designers are challenging these notions, creating stunning knitted

Zircotec's ceramic coating

Zircotec’s ThermoHold ceramic technology is to be used in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, to improve the durability of vessels’ winches over the course of the 39nm competition....… More

Natura

Leather is one of nature’s super materials it is cool in summer and warm in winter, it provides insulation, it is breathable and it only gets better with age. Thanks to modern treatments, leather can be used extensively… More

Purple Rain

The Purple Rain project was created by Oversee Yachts LLC amidst the downturn in the economy and is designed to appeal to a new social context. The aim was to develop a versatile, Explorer-style yacht that reflects changing … More

Fine Cotton

Cotton is one of nature’s super materials. It is breathable, hypoallergenic, practical, sustainable, recyclable and robust. But can it be luxurious as well? According to Jane Robson, founder of The Fine Cotton Company, … More

ThinkGlass

As SuperyachtDesign discovered back in Q3, the potential structural applications of glass are impressively wide. But glass can also be used for unique detailing. Canadian glass design and manufacturing studio ThinkGlass, creator… More

Material Hybrid

Artist Suzan Etkin has been working with glass since 1993 when she was invited to design chandeliers for master glass blowers in Murano. At her New York studio, Suzan Etkin Enterprises, she combines precious metals with glas… More

Ecooler

Most, if not all, current superyachts are fitted with AC, ensuring that comfort within the vessel is achieved regardless of location. However, what about keeping cool when out on deck, where the heat of the day is felt most?… More

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The @Table

UK, London. The latest piece to come from J. Robert Scott is a table called @Table designed by founder and president of the firm Sally Sirkin Lewis. As the name suggests, the latest piece was designed to accommodate a laptop or tablet and features a 90-degree swivel top.  More

Concepts

Alpine

Following the commission for a 90m explorer yacht, US-based Ceruqua set out to create an interior with a spacious main salon.… More

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