Q18 is the first issue of 2014 and kicks off with a guest letter from Chris Bangle, who shares his thoughts on the condition of superyacht design. Andrew Winch discusses how his studio uses technology to present new concepts, as Rabih Hage presents a critical evaluation of interior design.
Mario Pedol of Nauta Yachts takes the seat for Case Study, as we explore the studio's approach to motoryacht design having delivered 180m Azzam. We also look at Lady Candy, the first yacht to come from land-based interior studio Bamo, which is the focus for Domus.
We take you on board Apostrophe in Top Yacht, where we explore in greater detail the 39.7m Hakvoort. We discover how its rich art deco interior, envisaged by Reymond Langton, was realised and the challenges that had to be overcome. We also hear the latest advances in glass technology from leaders who work with this extraordinary material.
Space investigates the technical and creative challenges behind double-height lounges, while Design Debate looks at the issue of gross tonnage and the ways around the 500gt threshold from a creative perspective. We also introduce a new column entitled Trends, which explores the way in which trends influence design, using research conducted by the team at Vripack as part of VriThink!
Mood Board looks at the latest lighting products the market has to offer, as we pay a visit to Marina Mill and learn about the level of complexity that exists in delivering its hand-printed fabrics. While we investigate the value of crew input during the design process in this edition of Perspectives.
We also present new concepts from designers such as Roland Friedberger, Matt Trustam and Ward Setzer.
SuperyachtDesign, Q17 is the final issue of 2013. The winter edition includes Guest Suite columns on the importance of the studio environment and looks at the role of the naval architect today versus 40 years ago.
This edition of Space explores the world of departure lounges, as we look into whether or not designers should work more closely with Flag registries in Perspectives. Picking up on comments made during SuperyachtDESIGN Week earlier this year, we hear from a panel of experts in Design Debate about how to overcome barriers to innovation. We also hear from Greg Hoar in Tech Talk, as he discusses the qualities of vinyl.
Top Yacht takes you on a guided tour of the nature-inspired 32.6m Inukshuk built by Baltic Yachts, as we present our 'Six of the Best' interiors from the Monaco Yacht Show in the company of the designers. One of the projects we look at in particular is Heesen's Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects, which is the studio of focus in Case Study.
Clever space management is the key for this edition of Domus Design, as Mario Pedol of Nauta Yachts shares how the studio created 4@1Home for Dolce Vita Homes. We also speak to founder of Davidson, Richard Davidson and daughter Alexandra Davidson about what makes the family furniture business tick in Artisan. In Mood Board, we go through the development of fabrics from leaders in the production of textiles.
We also present concepts from Oceanco, motion code: blue, Gresham Yacht Design, Frank Neubelt Yacht Designs and A-sign Studio.
SuperyachtDesign, Q16 is our Monaco Yacht Show edition and includes a Guest Suite column by designer Peter Symonds who explores the qualities of Bamboo as a construction material. Quality, material, heritage and design are explored in Artisan, as we visit Baccarat in France.
We meet with Burkhard List, CEO of List General Contractors for In Business, while Design Events provides a "moment in time" review of the first ever SuperyachtDESIGN Week.
Rainsford Mann Design is our focus for Case Study, as we hear about its latest projects including a 90m submarine, an 18m fast patrol interceptor craft, and the detailing behind CIMC Raffles Yachts' 88m Illusion inspired by Rolls-Royce.
The British luxury car brand continues to inspire superyacht designers in this issue, as we present Stefan Monro's 450ex concept along with designs by Dubois Naval Architects, De Basto Designs, Andrew Trujillo Design, George Wolstenholme, Jonathan Peace and a 145m by SABDES. Making any vessel above 140m look sleek and sexy is a tall order and is the topic of discussion in Design Debate.
Top Yacht explores the thinking behind the interior of Icon Yachts' Maidelle (now Meridian) with designer Cristiano Gatto, as Kamini Ezralow talks to us in Domus Design about her work on Celestial Hope, Spain's Marbella Club Hotel and a new restaurant, OLiban, in Monaco.
Gunnar Vikingur speaks to us about Vikal International's 11.25m limo tender, which features a rigid roof that folds away into the engine bay in Tech Talk. Perspectives explores the work of architect Achille Salvagni, while Mood Board presents the 'finishing touches' used in the interior including bed linen, accessories and tableware.
Our summer edition of SuperyachtDesign, Q15, begins with articles from Andrew Trujillo, who explores the lesser known school of design, Art Nouveau, and Luis de Basto, who looks at the influence of land-based architecture on the design of superyachts. We also explore this connection in Domus Design, where we talk to Rob Wetzels and Gillian Brown about their work on residential projects.
There is an abundance of industry rules and regulations that designers have to keep in mind, but to what extent do these regs actually affect the designers, suppliers and builders? Our Design Debate asks a panel of industry representatives what they think.
Emanuele Castellini, co-founder of Italian textile manufacturer C&C Milano, talks to us for In Business about the story behind the company's luxury fabrics. In Artisan, Fameed Khalique opens the doors to his material larder, while Mood Board looks at the inspiration behind deck furniture collections.
In Build sees SYD catch up with Veerle Battiau to learn more about her work on the 71m conversion project, Enigma XK. We also talk to Mr Zaman in Top Yacht about his project with Royal Falcon Fleet, RFF 135, a yacht that promises to change our perception of design.
In Focal Point we explore the subject of designing an accessible superyacht, while for Perspectives Lottie Lyne of Crew à la Mode tells us how crew uniform design is a vital element in completing the superyacht concept.
Finally, we close the issue with a selection of concepts from design studios such as Chris Bowen, Feadship, motion code: blue, Oceanco, René van der Velden Yacht Design, Quartostile and Delta Design Group.
Starting 2013 with a clear automotive theme, SuperyachtDesign Q14 kicks off with a Guest Suite column by Bernardo Zuccon on the architectural precepts that form the basis of good yacht design.
A sizeable section of this issue is dedicated to what really gets yacht designers revving, as they tell us about their favourite car designs. We also hear from Martin H Redmayne, on his experience of the RWD Auto Tour.
In Perspectives, Guido de Groot deals with the topic of retro styling, while Adam Lay explores the influence of classical architecture in his design of the main lobby and staircase aboard 61m Lady Kathryn V in Focal Point.
Mood Board looks at the inspiration behind some of the latest furniture designs from international brands, as we visit Nuvolari Lenard's design studio in Case Study. We also meet with DKT Artworks in Artisan and reveal the intricacy that goes into the artwork the team produces for superyachts and residential interiors.
We get an exclusive peek at Achille Salvagni's interior concepts for Perini Navi for In Build, as Design Debate explores high-tech systems vs low-tech. Technology is further discussed in Tech Talk where we reveal the detailed workings of the noise cancelling system installed on Darlings Danama.
In Domus we speak to Kirby-Perkins and yacht designers Langan Design Partners to discover how the team transformed a basement into a classic Edwardian schooner. While Kohro, a relatively new brand with the superyacht industry firmly in its sights, is the focus of In Business.
We conclude the issue with a selection of concepts from design studios such as Persak & Wurmfeld, Christopher Seymour Designs and NC2/Frank Neubelt Yacht Designs.
In the final issue for 2012, Q13 delivers project and studio news from around the globe, and presents products and concepts that will influence the coming year. The issue starts with Guest Suite articles from Peter Buescher, Hugh Garforth-Bles and Carlo Tonarelli, each offering interesting insight into different sectors of the industry's design sphere.
In Top Yacht we take a walk around the interior of six superyachts (Stella Maris, Better Place, Lady Petra, Hamilton, Darlings Danama and Mogambo) while in the company of the yacht's designers. We also take a look at the Fendi Casa-branded interior aboard Lady Lara with Raffaella Vignatelli in Owner's Brief.
Q13 showcases the winner and runner-ups of the 2012 Awlgrip Challenge in Events, along with providing an overview of the second SYD Summit of the year and the SuperyachtDesign seminar at Decorex. The issue also explores the topic of production versus custom tenders in Design Debate.
We speak to Polly Sturgess of Pod Interior Style about designing lounge spaces and Henk De Vries takes the hot seat in Rapid Fire. Adriana Monk shares her views on car and yacht design in Focal Point, while In Business focuses on Ed Dubois and his approach to leadership. We also pay a visit to the design studio behind 77m Tango, Eidsgaard Design.
Looking forward to what might inspire 2013, we track the developments in lighting products over the past year in Mood Board, while exploring the secret to successful exterior furniture design in Perspectives. And finally in Concepts, you can expect the usual innovative designs, this time from the likes of Newcruise Yacht Projects & Design, Aeronautica Industries, Bury Design, Moore Yacht Design, Paolo Giordano Yacht Design, Scott Henderson and Nauta Yacht Design.
Our autumn edition of SuperyachtDesign, Q12-which is also our Monaco Yacht Show issue-delivers the latest in design-related news, and presents fresh ideas from some of the best design studios around the world. Hot off the drawing board in this issue are concepts from the likes of H2 Yacht Design in collaboration with Laurent Giles, Ken Freivokh, Vripack and Fincantieri.
We start the issue with a Case Study visit to British studio Michael Leach Design to meet Leach and studio partner Mark Smith to discuss their approach to yacht design. And in Domus Design we talk to South African property developer and yacht owner Kirk Lazarus about his company Molori, the design inspiration behind Molori's private retreats and his superyacht Told U So.
As the new owner of luxury furniture manufacturer Linley, Jamie Edmiston is the face of In Business, revealing his future plans for the British brand. We also explore the design criteria behind the next generation of superyacht marinas in Perspectives.
Q12 delivers not one, but two Focal Point features. The first article looks at the latest bespoke sofa project by New York design veteran Vladimir Kagan. This is followed by a column from Based Upon's Ian Abell, on the company's latest centrepiece-feature aboard a recent refit project.
Taking a closer look at the classic art of marquetry, we talk to Howard Sansome of Aryma in Artisan about their work on projects like Lady Christine, while in In Build designer Martin Kemp reveals the first renders for the interior of the BSD Logica147.
Our summer issue of SuperyachtDesign Q11 delivers a special concept article on Reymond Langton Design's new 63-metre SWATH design for Abeking & Rasmussen.
Q11 sees the arrival of another new column entitled Mood Board. This section explores the design development of interior products, starting in this issue with a look at luxury carpets.
We meet with Nick Candy of Candy & Candy for our second Domus Design feature, and hear how the Candy brothers built up their property empire and injected residential experience into Candyscape II. Our In Business column reveals the corporate philosophy behind Vedder Finest Interior, as we speak to director Ludger Dohm.
Focal Point dives into the world of mast design, as we take a look at the considerations behind the design of the mast and antennas with Derik Wagner of MTN Satellite Communications. Wepay a visit to Rhoades Young Design in Case Study and Laurent Giles Superyacht Architecture in Perspectives.
We present the intricate art of silversmithing at the workshop of Georg Jensen in Artisan, and present Six of the Best from Maison et Objets and an overview of our own Summit event, with guest speakers Andrew Winch, Tim Heywood and Terence Disdale.
SuperyachtDesign Q10 is the first issue of 2012, and introduces two new feature columns, as we explore both the commercial side of design in greater depth and the crossover of yacht design with land-based architecture.
In Business is the first of these new columns where we take a look at the management styles of key figures in the business of yacht design. Our first candidate is Giovanni Costantino, the flamboyant chairman and CEO of Tecnomar.
Domus Design is the second new column, which delves into the world of residential interior design and its relevance to yacht design. Michael Keech and Graham Green of the Keech Green studio are our focus, as they share their land-based background and how this transferred to their first interior aboard Blind Date.
ther articles include an analysis of Bannenberg & Rowell Design's latest interior projects, Kaiser and Aurelia in Top Yacht, a two-part Case Study on emerging design studios Hot Lab and Van Geest Design, and a discussion on design and ownership by Riza Tansu in Owner's Brief.
SuperyachtDesign Q9 explores the finer details of cabin design in Cabin Space with interior design consultant, Georgina Cox. In Materialist, SYD hears from Ed Roberts at Hodgdon Yachts about the multiple aesthetic and structural applications of wood
As a special feature this quarter, we pay tribute to the late Vic Carless-the artist behind some of the finest watercolour depictions of famous yachts.
There are interviews with the designers of Numptia, Mike Kelsey Jr of Palmer Johnson, the Italian owner of the 36-metre sloop, Canova and French designer Christian Liaigre about his refined concept sketches of Vertigo.
SYD takes you to Turkey with the H2 Yacht Design team to look at two yachts in two different shipyards and Mark Stumer of Mojo Stumer talks to us about architecture, yachts and the interior design of Sky.
In Design Debate, the very topical area of design awards is broached, and asks what prestige awards confer on winners and who should judge.
Finally we have a review of the top products from this year's Decorex and Focus shows and we present new concepts and design related articles by some of the biggest names in the industry.
SuperyachtDesign's 2011 Monaco Yacht Show issue brings with it a new and fresh-looking soft cover!
Work, Rest & Play, our Space feature by Ellen Anderson, makes a case for designers to pay more attention to crew spaces. In Materialist, we explore the world of ceramics, a historical material used in modern products, offering beauty, versatility and value for money.
Beatrice Witzgall explains why lighting is more than basic illumination in Perspectives, as Focal Point reveals Rémi Tessier's new range of superyacht furniture, featured first on Satori. We also discover the secrets of Redman Whiteley Dixon design studio in Case Study.
New to this issue is Artisan, where we explore the materials of Madagascar and Indonesia via Livingstonehome studio in Genoa. We also treat you to an interview with Alice Huisman, managing director of Royal Huisman, in Rapid Fire. There are also reports from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and Coventry Degree Show.
In Owner's Brief, we hear from Rembert Berg who tells of a very special restoration project on the classic 22.8-metre Feadship, Serena.
SYD deservedly dedicates attention to new media in Design Debate, with six opinion leaders delivering their verdicts.
Concepts include the likes of CRN, Bicube Design, DBLA, Moore Yacht Design and Tony Castro.
In our extensive Space feature, Lounging Around, Mark Tucker of Design Unlimited presents solutions to flexible lounge space, illustrating the various options available. While in Materialist, design consultant Georgina Cox walks us through the finer points of fabric selection.
Interviews with top designers include Andrew Winch in Rapid Fire, who tells us what inspired him to be a yacht designer. We discover Bill Tripp's avant-garde views on design, technology and performance in Case Study.
Q7 gives an overview of the second Nespresso Cup and the sixth SuperyachtDesign Summit, which tackled the topic of the MLC and its impact on yacht design and safety at sea. The Events section also presents Six of the Best products from the 2011 Salone del Mobile, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Design Debate is on 'Minimalism', a term often bandied about in the design world, but what does it mean? Guest Suite commentators include Ian Hornsby, Gary Grant, Peter Symonds and Adam Lay.
Perspectives covers lift technology with guest contributors, Emile van der Starre and Mike Brandt. Elevators are almost de rigeur on superyachts and are now appearing on vessels of 40-metres or less.
Included in the issue are Concepts from Ken Freivokh Design, Hydro Tec, Christopher Seymour Design and Arman Marine.
With a distinct Italian flavour, Q6 looks at various design studios across Italy. In Case Study, SYD talks to Giovanni Zuccon, while In Build looks at a 45-metre displacement superyacht being built at Rossi Navi, with exterior designer Tommaso Spadolini.
Focal Point takes a closer look into the innovative dining chairs created by Wetzels Brown Partners in the interior of award-winning Chrisco.
In this quarter's Space, Heather Hawthorne talks us through the spa area, exploring the various innovative ways of incorporating a spa onboard. Steel and increasingly aluminium are easily the most prolific materials in the construction of large yachts. In Materialist, naval architect and aluminium specialist Nick Stark touches on the world of metal.
Design Debate gets the ball rolling on the topic of luxury marketing with key industry representatives offering their views. We ask them about superyacht design and marketing in our post-crisis world, exploring what needs to change to attract new superyacht owners.
Guest Suite includes columns from Tine Willumsen, Evan K Marshall, David Jensen and Thierry Verhaaren. Concepts, from the likes of Reymond Langton Design, Claydon Reeves, Hot Lab and Newcruise, to name a few, along with cutting-edge products are also showcased, with Rapid Fire putting Andre Hoek in the spot light.
A major theme throughout Q5 is the comparison between car design and yacht design. In Case Study, editor Justin Ratcliffe talks to Chris Bangle, the controversial former head of design at BMW, while Design Debate asks leading designers from both the car and the yacht industry what we can learn from each other.
Focal Point looks at Vikal's first tenders for Coral Island, and in Focus Extra, designer Chris Lyall from RIB-X tells us why they only employ designers from the automotive field.
Space looks at the art of dining on a superyacht, exploring the changing use of space, galley design, wine storage and the considerations needed to create functional, luxurious and enjoyable dining areas. Materialist is dedicated to the world of composites, taking you through a host of synthetic composite products that reflect a more contemporary interpretation of luxury.
From examining SOLAS regulations or looking at crew space design, Ed Dubois, Peter Hülsemann, Danny Keeven and Tommaso Spadolni offer thoughtful Guest Suites. Concepts presents designs from the likes of Rainsford Mann Design, Porsche Design, Gian Paolo Nari and Feadship, to name a few. Perspectives looks at a variety of technical sketches from designers like Adam Lay, Jon Bannenberg and Jonathon Rhoades.
In this issue we hear from Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Tim Saunders Yacht Design, Sabdes Design, Pastrovich Studio, Donald L. Blount Associates, Avadesign and Oceanfast – all presenting their latest ideas and innovations.
Guest Suite columns from Ron Holland, Sally Johansson, John Cantu and Jonathan Strachan express their views from the cross fertilisation of design disciplines to feng shui in interior design.
Space delves behind the scenes of audio-visual systems and entertainment spaces. Glyn Hutchinson along with a handful of commentators, discuss the various elements and considerations needed to achieve the ultimate entertainment system. This is taken further as Greg Marshall talks about his work on Big Fish and Richard Beattie tells us his story of the new yacht in Owner's Brief.
In Materialist, SYD travelled to the Apuan Alps above Carrara to explore natural stone and marble and to investigate how yacht designers are only now beginning to realise its full potential.
Nicola Elstone from Elstone Hayes Associates discusses the important task of sourcing art for superyachts in Perspectives, while we take a closer look at Australia-based Sam Sorgiovanni in our Case Study. Design Debate tackles the sensitive topic of recognition, with opinions from designers, naval architects and shipyards, each sharing their views.
The summer issue of 2010, offers Guest Suite columns from Andrew Winch, Peter Buescher, Stephen Hills and Dan Hooton, covering topics from onboard security to the steps that can be taken to make the business of yacht construction more 'green'.
Space examines the realm of deck space and looks at designs, opinions and products from the likes of Blohm & Voss, Heesen, Espen Oeino and others. In Materialist we investigate glass, a versatile material with multiple uses that has yet to see the same innovative structural applications in the yacht building industry as in land-based architecture.
Rapid Fire gives an insight into the working life of Tim Heywood, while Lee Savage from OceanLED talks about LED technology in Perspectives.
Design Debate asks leading industry subcontractors how the manufacturing and assembly process can be improved and we also look at the thorny issue of intellectual property at the third edition of the SuperyachtDesign Summit.
This issue continues with a look at the Global Superyacht Forum and includes the winning designs from Seatec 2010. We investigate the gym area in Space, presenting an eclectic mix of design ideas, products and concepts from industry leaders including Andrew Winch, Amy Moses, Technogym and Power Plate.
In Materialist, SYD explores the world of custom carpets with Oliver Treutlein, while Design Debate looks at the effects of the economic downturn on the superyacht industry asking the experts how they perceive the economic crisis to have affected the industry.
Guest Suite presents columns from Bill Prince, Adriel Rollins, Rob Papworth and Nick Boksa, who share their expert opinions on topics ranging from the importance of refits in times of economic uncertainty to the age old question of form versus function in new concepts.
The first edition provided an insight into what was to follow in 2010. In Materialist, we explore the world of leather, its many applications and introduce some of the top craftsmen in their field. Focusing on an area that is rarely discussed, Space delves deeper into the design of bathrooms and dayheads and the details that goes into this beautiful space. Other articles include Guest Suite columns by James Lawson, Mark Boddington, Michael Schutte and Wim Koersvelt, who talk about industry-related topics.
Rapid Fire with Rudolf Rincklake van Endert, founder of Metrica INTERIOR.
Concepts, designs, opinions and products from the likes of Bannenberg & Rowell Design, List, Glyn Peter Machin, Vondom, and Dennis Ingemansson to mention a few.