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contents 11 Editorial 12 White Lodge, Oxted, Surrey, UK by Dyer Grimes 20 Balfour Place, Mayfair, London by Casa Forma 28 Design Industry News 30 Sonning by The Light Corporation 36 Private House, Kensington, London, UK by John Cullen Lighting 40 Fabrics, Paint and Wallcovering 46 Kingswood Warren Park, Surrey, UK by Hill House Interiors 52 Kitchens 56 Bathrooms 60 Chatsworth Road, Cheshire, UK by The Design Practice by UBER 66 Dairy Renovation, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK by Rendall & Wright Untitled-1 1

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An issue at this time of year needs to focus a little on the new season and, with it, new life, light and extended days. For those of you outside the UK this may not be an issue, for those of us who live by and adhere to the seasons here, summer is welcomed once again with open arms. So, the first project in this issue by architects Dyer Grimes is a delight to see; this award-winning contemporary home is iconic in its design and features the perfect pool and exterior living space in which to spend long summer days and evenings. This issue is more than this however, it is all about contrast in design, and equally interesting is our second project by Casa Forma: an art deco inspired London

project. I love the sophistication of this scheme, but equally the freshness of the converted agricultural building by Rendall & Wright featured later in the issue and the spring like vibrance of a more traditional home by Hill House. Let it never be said that we feature a “style” or “look”, it is all about encompassing design on a broad level and showcasing it to its full potential at design et al. Look out for a sneak preview of some of the short-listed design schemes in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 on page 56 where we have taken inspiration from some of this year’s short-listed contenders in the Bathroom Award category; in August you will once again have the opportunity to cast your votes, but for now I intend to give you little snippets of what is in store over the coming months leading up to then. Joanne

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The Sustainable Dream Home Winner Of The Residential Architectural Property Award by Dyer Grimes Architects

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Winner of the ‘Residential Architectural Property’ Award at The International Design & Architecture Awards 2013, White Lodge by Dyer Grimes Architects is a stunning white-rendered modernist villa situated in Oxted, Surrey. Lead by a design team who pride themselves on “turning ordinary places into amazing spaces”, the brief was to create this villa on the secluded site of an existing prefab bungalow with vast open living spaces and extensive glazing to maximise views of the mature grounds and feature swimming pool. John Dyer Grimes, Managing Director of Dyer Grimes Architects comments: “The dream was to build an ultra-contemporary, sustainable home in the heart of leafy Surrey – a bold design statement, far removed from the pitched roof architecture of the area”. Having sold their listed manor house a few miles away, the build would mark a new chapter in the owners’ life, exchanging traditional grandeur for a highly sustainable contemporary home designed for easy living and entertaining.

“ The dream was to build an ultra-contemporary, sustainable home in the heart of leafy Surrey – a bold design statement, far removed from the pitched roof architecture of the area. ”

“We are passionate about design,” says John. “It was special with this project to be able to start with a blank sheet of paper and design a client’s dream home.” It took 46 weeks to build and was completed one month ahead of schedule, however, this project was not without its challenges. Tandridge Council had a long standing planning policy that new builds should match the traditional vernacular of the area. The clients did not want planning restrictions to preclude them pushing the boundaries of contemporary design to create an iconic home they could be proud of. “We have a 90% success rate for planning permissions”, John explains. “Using our local knowledge and contacts we worked very hard with Tandbridge Council as well as with neighbours over three applications to secure planning for Tony and Nicky. It was so satisfying.” Another challenge was the sloping topography of the site which threatened to limit the overall footprint of the house and surrounding landscapes. Designs needed to overcome the confines of the site incorporating 480m2 of living space whilst making the most of its setting and the Surrey Downs beyond. It won approval of the planners by incorporating a threetiered structure within the sloping topography of the site and maximising the privacy afforded by surrounding trees. The clever structural design and innovative construction methods incorporate slender steel columns, high performance glazing and an advanced insulated render system. It is enhanced by intricate detailing including a shadow gap wrapping around the building between ground and first floor levels, stained hardwood panels to complement the crisp white render, and a feature glass and timber stair.

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“Our clients wanted an iconic modern house, designed for entertaining, which challenged the traditions of ‘green belt’ architecture,” explains John. The house, therefore, was to be both easy and cost effective to maintain with careful attention to renewable energy sources and sustainable materials. White Lodge provides 12% of its energy usage from renewable sources. With a thermally efficient envelope, the under-floor heating system is powered by the combination of an air source heat pump, solar hot water panels and super efficient gas boiler. The result – White Lodge is a champion of modern architecture in a green belt area and costs the owners a fifth of the running costs of their former 4 acre listed country estate. Aside from considering integral factors such as sustainability and low maintenance in the design brief for the project, the client, first and foremost, wanted a house to entertain in. Arranged around a generous entrance hall, the main living spaces comprise of large sliding walls which disappear into pockets to allow the living, dining and reception rooms to become one open plan space perfect for hosting parties. “Its sometimes very hard for clients to fully understand design drawings”, John comments. “Our 3d visualisation team created a virtual model of the home so that Tony and Nicky could ‘walk through’ all the spaces before a brick had been laid! It also enabled us to work out the precision structural engineering to create these large volumes of space and light.” One of Dyer Grimes Architects’ favourite aspects of the project is the cantilevered design of the house. This creates the illusion that the structure is hovering effortlessly in mid-air above its own reflection in the glass-ended swimming pool below. This combines, to stunning effect, with extensive glazing throughout which draws the surrounding landscape into the house and maximizes views from the first floor of the Surrey Hills beyond. Since its completion in 2012, White Lodge has been the recipient of several awards, with John describing its success at the International Design & Architecture Awards 2013 as “a wonderful accolade for our design team and also a reward for our clients’ flair, determination, and faith in us throughout this exciting journey. These awards are especially coveted as they reflect the views of our peers as well as the public”. Another “wonderful accolade” comes from the owners of the award-winning property themselves, Tony and Nicky, who express their gratitude towards Dyer Grimes Architects in helping them to create White Lodge: “We set out to push the boundaries of ‘country living’ and create a house in which we could live and entertain effortlessly, and without the ongoing maintenance costs of a period country estate. As soon as we met Dyer Grimes Architects we knew we could realise our dream”.

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Tailored Design Schemes Balfour Place - Mayfair, London by Casa Forma

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Casa Forma is a bespoke luxury interior design, and architectural design firm based in London. The international practice provides a comprehensive bespoke luxury architectural and interior design service for residential, commercial and hospitality properties. The award-winning design team focuses on detail, quality, and at the same time offers their clients value. Whether it’s a private residence, corporate space, development, yacht, or private jet, Casa Forma’s award winning interior design team draws on your lifestyle, personal tastes, and aspirations to help create a truly bespoke luxurious space.

“ The scheme should always be based on the client, on what they like and on what suits them. The design process is about collaborating with our clients and getting to know their likes thereby designing something that is truly tailored to them. ”

Casa Forma’s team of architects and interior designers collaborate to focus on improving the functionality of your property by optimising the space. Because they have the knowhow, Casa Forma welcomes architectural and structural challenges as they believe that functionality matters as much as design to create a comfortable as well as luxurious environment. Currently Casa Forma is working on a number of projects abroad including Switzerland, Monaco, Dubai, India, and China. Since its inception in 2007, Casa Forma has successfully completed over 65 projects. Every one of their designs is completely bespoke. Founder and Ceo of the company, Faiza Seth, who leads Casa Forma’s strategy and development initiatives comments: “The scheme should always be based on the client, on what they like and on what suits them. The design process is about collaborating with our clients and getting to know their likes thereby designing something that is truly tailored to them.” In the last three years, Casa Forma has won seven awards for interior design. The team has enjoyed great success at The International Design & Architecture Awards over the years, winning two awards in 2011, two in 2012 and one in 2013. Faiza remarks: “Entering the ID&A awards is important for Casa Forma in order to show case our latest works amongst other competitive designers.” In 2013, Casa Forma was also successfully shortlisted in the ‘Residential £2.5-5 Million’ category of the International Design & Architecture Awards with their Mayfair

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project ‘Balfour Place’. This residential development of over 2000 square feet in London was comprehensively designed by Casa Forma in an urban classic design. Situated close to Mount Street, which comprises some of the world’s most exclusive shops with brands including Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Scotts Restaurant, this is one of the world’s most prestigious locations. The design scheme benefits from exclusive highlights such as bespoke joinery fitted with seamlessly integrated cutting edge technology. The motorised sliding panels clad in leather, with bronze trim inlays, reveal the 40” TV. Additional highlights include a gorgeous bespoke staircase as well as a private mini spa with steam room. Faiza explains Casa Forma’s approach to a design such as this: “Our inspiration comes from nature, art, architecture, and simply the observation of every day beauty that surrounds us. We are also inspired by our client’s lifestyle, personality, hobbies and personal style.” A selection of Italian natural stones, wood and a unique design aesthetic have created a very sophisticated scheme to suit the client’s lifestyle and tastes. The English classical floor mixed with bronze trim was selected to enhance the space. The original windows have been restored and glazed with bespoke leaded stain glass which was designed in house. One of the focal points on immediately entering the apartment is a stunning bespoke staircase clad in dark oak with a bronze handrail and smoked glass. To add a touch of traditional English style to the property, beading was introduced to the walls, with polished plaster also adding an elegant touch. The entire apartment has been neutrally toned with rich materials and bespoke furniture. Keeping in mind the client’s personal predilections, Casa Forma have created a truly timeless project. “As a result of the recent slowdown in economic growth globally, we are dealing with a more price conscious customer than ever before,” Faiza comments. “Therefore, clients demand timeless design with a focus on design, quality, luxury, and at the same time great value.”

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Sims Hilditch are shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 Sims Hilditch have been shortlisted for the Residential £1 – £2.5 Million (Project Value) Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. Foscote Manor is a stunning Grade II Listed Jacobean Estate in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by idyllic parkland. The designers were tasked with taking a dark, austere property full of orange oak panelling, 80’s paint and wall finishes and an array of ugly interior features and transforming it into a light and airy, elegant country home. Up to the minute home technology, power showers, a beautiful new kitchen and plenty of room for the clients 8 children to play were all high on the list of priorities. The house was in need of complete modernisation and the designers aim was to preserve the patina of the past, whilst seamlessly mixing in a modern aesthetic to create a more comfortable and elegant family home. As with all of their heritage projects Sims Hilditch wanted to celebrate the historic interior features of the property whilst carefully and respectfully updating the elements that were tired or outdated. Taking 8,000sq foot of space and making it work as a comfortable family home; each room flowing seamlessly into the next and each space having its own character and identity. As with many of their projects, the original kitchen was a worry from the start. It was not until Sims Hilditch had worked on the project for over a year and the client had seen the metamorphosis of the rest of the house that it was agreed the kitchen needed an overhaul. Sims Hilditch set about designing a stunning and practical new Neptune kitchen suitable for such a large family to include 2 Sub Zero fridge freezers, 2 dishwashers, an Aga and a three metre long island with 10 bar stools.

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Shortlisted: Stephen Clasper Interiors for the Living Space – Europe Award Stephen Clasper Interiors have had further shortlist success with their Sunningdale project, that has been shortlisted for the Living Space – Europe award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The project is an exciting one, as Stephen Clasper Interiors were charged with turning a prestigious, contemporary Berkshire home into a glamorous, open-plan space for entertaining. The client wanted to personalise her new home and create a sumptuous living space where she could entertain her friends in style. She wanted the home to be striking and unique. It had to complement her collection of contemporary art. Above all, it needed to radiate glamour. “We presented sketches and mood boards to illustrate our concept of a luxurious, free-flowing space. As well as being able to relax informally in the kitchen with her family, we wanted her to be able to entertain at a Champagne bar, before moving guests to the dining area and then the living room, which opens out to the garden.” explains Stephen Clasper, Creative Director at Stephen Clasper Interiors.

Cultured Pearls on Clear Acrylic Tiles by ShellShock Designs The bathroom, in our humble opinion, should be a place of sheer, self-indulgent luxury; a room where one can escape, and wash away the stresses of the day. Done well a bathroom can turn a good house into an amazing one, and we think we’ve found just the thing to transform yours. ShellShock Designs’ striking Cultured Pearls on Clear Acrylic promise to add that all-important finishing touch to any bathroom, creating the opulent haven that we all crave. ShellShock Designs offers a range of over 50 different Mother of Pearl tiles in a huge variety of gorgeous colours and textures, all farmed and manufactured responsibly. With a sterling reputation for both commercial and residential projects the world over we feel completely safe putting ourselves – and, of course, our showers – in their capable hands. The translucent effect of the acrylic makes it ideal for backlighting. Each individual panel is made from completely natural materials meaning that no two pieces are alike, and making for an elegant, personalised look. The outcome is a versatile and resilient surface that will stand the tests of use and time. For the full range of tiles, panels and mosaics from ShellShock Designs visit: or call 020 8952 1345 for bespoke samples and pricing.

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Lighting - the Way Forward Winner Of The Lighting: Scheme Award by The Light Corporation

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Over the past two decades, David Caddick and Tim Henderson, co-directors of The Light Corporation, have been involved in some of the most high profile architectural lighting projects on the planet. The Directors’ combined wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas are sought after by the world’s leading architects and designers, looking to take advantage of their unique blend of inspirational in-house solutions, combined with the production of eminently practical, but beautifully designed, engineered and unique standard products, for their projects. As professional lighting designers, The Light Corporation offer an unrivalled consultancy, design and manufacturing service, providing solutions to that elusive enigma that is, ‘a great lighting scheme’. Their services operate independently of any manufacturer, distributor or agent, allowing the team to design schemes and provide lighting products chosen for their suitability to the client’s specific project and needs. Throughout the world their lighting illuminates the finest restaurants, bars, retail, leisure facilities and the homes of many household names.

“ The main point to consider before embarking on any project is to understand the client brief fully before designing anything, as well as making sure you are completely aware of the space you are working with. ”

In 2013 their design for a private residence in rural Berkshire, ‘Sonning’, was the winner of the ‘Lighting: Scheme’ Award at the International Product Design Awards. As Tim comments: “Awards and recognition of designers and the design community are a fantastic way of increasing the profile not only of completed projects but also the people responsible for bringing them to life. From sharing ideas and concepts like this, it pushes the community to improve constantly.” The winning design was for a recently completed property built for a client who required a contemporary lighting scheme within their new ultra-modern home. The understanding client gave total freedom to the Architect, Gregory Phillips Architects, together with The Light Corporation’s Tim Henderson to fully integrate the lighting design around the architecture of the building and the surrounding landscape gardens, forging a true marriage of form and light. Naturally, Tim had a large number of products from The Light Corporation standard range at his disposal, as well as other specialist lighting manufacturers to source from and a bespoke product design department at The Light Corporation HQ dedicated to creating high quality, hand built products for this project’s unique lighting design. “The main point to consider before embarking on any project is to understand the client brief fully before designing anything, as well as making sure you are completely aware of the space you are working with,” Tim explains. “Paying special

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attention to these two criteria provides invaluable information to carry through the project.” A key feature of this home is the glass panels that make up the large open window areas around the house and provide high levels of natural daylight, making interior lighting an important consideration to fit in with the design of the building. This is why hidden lighting features play a large part in this unique feature of the home, and the extensive use of LED strip lighting compliment the standard downlight arrangements in many of the living areas without providing any direct lighting. “The advent of LED technology means gone are the days of designing around a simple light bulb,” remarks Tim. “Our products are now designed from the LED light source outwards which brings its own unique challenges.” A highlight of the exterior of the property is the main entrance path leading to the front door. Here, The Light Corporation’s Vizor Uno LED exterior pathlight was used for lighting the distance from the courtyard to the main entrance, allowing for reflections of light to be given off by glass and water along the way. Tim was keen to utilise the reflective nature of outdoor ponds and swimming pools where possible in the scheme to add dynamism and depth to the lighting around them, ensuring that these watery features would not go unnoticed by the clients and visitors alike. A further architectural highlight of the property is the use of fluorescent uplights within the flint exterior walls. Creating an additional hidden lighting effect, these beams of light appear to ‘cut’ through the wall providing another eyecatching feature externally. A selection of products used by The Light Corporation in this project include Shomei 1&2 and Tyrell 35 for general downlighting in the living areas, Dekard Wall Lights that add interesting stairway lighting effects, C-Beam 50 exterior spotlights, Sif LED’s for indoor uplighting and IP65 rated exterior downlights from Simes for under canopy downlighting. Some products were specially sourced from boutique manufacturers. The decorative Pendant in the double-height reception of the house was by Ingo-Maurer, while The Light Corporation designers used blown glass balls from Bocci to create beautiful bespoke chandeliers in other areas of the building. Finally, a flexible lighting control system by Lutron allows the whole lighting scheme to be manipulated by the client. This can be done in a number of ways to suit different times of the day and different moods, proving that this award-winning project is a bold expression of modern contemporary architecture which works in complete harmony with The Light Corporation’s exceptional lighting scheme.



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The Subterranean Lighting Solution Private house in London by John Cullen Lighting

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With over 30 years’ experience in lighting and product design, John Cullen is widely recognised as being at the forefront of lighting design and development in the UK. During this time, the company has been developing new light fittings with the latest technology for specification by the world’s leading designers. Originally set up by John Cullen in 1981, Design Director Sally Storey was brought in to design the first Chelsea showroom in 1983. It is her architectural background along with her design flair and vision that can still be seen throughout the company today.

“ The brief for the lighting design was balancing the needs of the traditional architecture of the exterior and above ground floors with its secret subterranean levels which demanded a stronger, more contemporary scheme. ”

John Cullen specialises in designing high quality discreet light fittings specifically for the house and garden. The in-house design team gain inspiration and direction from their lighting designers as well as architects, specifiers and private clients to produce products that work hard and perform to an exacting standard whilst striking a balance between design, functionality and efficiency. All products are proudly manufactured in the UK as precision is demanded across the range. The team are continually researching and developing the latest lighting technologies to bring the most technologically advanced products available. At John Cullen they provide the tools, backed up by technical guidance and expertise in developing the right products for each project. Recently John Cullen demonstrated this expertise with a Private House in Kensington, a project which won the ‘Lighting - Scheme’ Award at the International Product Design Awards 2013. This multi-million pound house was built on a vacant plot. Architect designed, it comprises a single dwelling of some 7,700 sq ft incorporating a three storey basement the full width and depth of the site, with a traditional four storey mews house nestling between two properties. The three bedroom house includes a ground floor reception room opening up on to the large garden, a fabulous kitchen and further drawing room, light wells, a sauna, gym and swimming pool complex with raise and lower bottom, wine cellar and cinema room. The internal staircase was crafted on site to fit this space. The brief for the lighting design was balancing the needs of the traditional architecture of the exterior and above ground floors with its secret subterranean

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levels which demanded a stronger, more contemporary scheme. “The discreet lighting in the sculptural staircase reinforces the important architectural task of pulling all the floors together,” explains Sally. This was a key aspect of the project and concealed lighting was used wherever possible to create an effective, simple and dramatic scheme that would carry broad appeal. John Cullen are always mindful of being energy efficient whether it is in designing a lighting scheme or designing state-ofthe-art new light fittings. Considerations are constantly given to the latest building regulations as they continually strive to create energy efficient solutions, future proofing against both current and upcoming developments. For this project, ease of maintenance was carefully considered and energy efficient LEDs were used where appropriate. One of the reasons the design works so well is because of how adaptable and multifaceted the scheme is. Sally comments: “Layers of light are used throughout all levels to provide a versatile lighting scheme to suit different times of the day. This was particularly important for the lower ground floors without any daylight.” Careful circuiting of the lighting coupled with the use of the lighting control system was designed to make a very large house easy to use, as well as being a joy to live in. John Cullen are currently based in their double fronted showroom in the Kings Road, over eight times the space of the original showroom. With its unique walk-in Lighting Pod and ‘The John Cullen House’, with over 10 room sets including a garden, the showroom offers a unique way for the general public as well as architects and interior designers to see the latest light fittings and technology at work. John Cullen now offer a wide range of in-house events to educate the industry about the power of lighting from RIBA accredited CPDs for design professionals to master classes for the general public. The design team works on projects around the world, however large or small. Whether you are looking to light a contemporary home or a listed property with period features, looking to refurbish your current house or build a new one or even to light a yacht, their design service can transform your project as demonstrated with this award-winning scheme.

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INSPIRATION FOR A NEW SEASON We review some of our favourite key collections and ideas for fabrics and wall covering this season

Armourcoat Boston Art Deco Makeover UK-based designer Armourcoat Surface Finishes have had their fabulous ArmourFX modular wall panels fitted within the stunning refurbishment of an original Art Deco tower in Boston’s financial district by Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston. Steeped in history, the tower at 185 Franklin Street was the headquarters of one company for decades, New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. or its successor, Verizon Communications Inc. After their departure in 2010, new owners Commonwealth Ventures undertook a dramatic renovation that added a large glass lobby on one side, and on the other, outdoor seating and space for restaurants and stores overlooking the park in Post Office Square. The building is now renamed ‘50 Post Office Square’ and occupied by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., the oldest privately held financial institution in

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the US. The most significant changes occur on the ground floor, where many of the building’s original features include its high ceilings and the Maine granite that lines many hallways. The ground floor lobby, designed by Elkus Manfredi, features a new exterior glass lobby, the interior of which has been clad in large-scale ArmourFX modular wall panels. In total 170 panels were created, most with unique dimensions to completely line the walls and create a stunning decorative effect. Armourcoat’s high gloss Venetian plaster finish – called Spatulata – was hand-applied to the MDF panels (all class 1 flame retardant) and then simply hung on site using ‘Z’ clips. ArmourFX, evolved from Armourcoat’s renowned range of applied seamless plaster wall finishes, can be used to create highly original integrated custom wall panel systems, signage or design statement single artwork pieces.

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Beaumont & Fletcher Bespoke Fabrics Collection Beaumont & Fletcher has added some surprisingly modern designs to its 2014 collection of bespoke fabrics. Piet shown here is a strong contemporary design that takes this unique collection in an exciting new direction. Amelia and Cathay are beautiful hand printed silks that are also available paper backed to be used as fabulous wallcovering. One of Beaumont & Fletcher’s latest designs, Clarence shown here, is equally beautiful in a contemporary or traditional setting.

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Romo Black Edition design et al can reveal that Nottinghamshire-based designer Romo has collaborated with celebrated British artist Jessica Zoob to skillfully recreate her paintings for an exclusive collection of printed fabrics, wallcoverings and cushions for Black Edition. Launched in January 2013, Black Edition presents exclusively designed collections infused with rich, contemporary elegance. Jessica Zoob’s imaginative use of line, texture and colour in her emotionally charged contemporary impressionist paintings translate effortlessly onto fabrics and wallcoverings to evoke a sense of elegant serenity that perfectly fits with the ethos of the brand. The fabric and wallcovering collection features 6 of Zoob’s paintings, with further works translated into a range of cushions. With state of the art digital printing the paintings are brought to life on pure linen, soft cotton velvet and a wide-width, light weight linen, with meticulous attention given to capturing the individual brushstrokes and layers of paint that add the depth and intrigue visible in Jessica’s paintings. The collection remains true to the original paintings in their colouring, with additional colourways skilfully created for Pleasure Gardens, Big Smile & Dreaming to add variety to the range. The scale of the paintings have been carefully adapted to create repeats, allowing them to be used more easily as drapes. The wallcovering designs retain the impressive scale of the originals and most of them are printed on two 70 cm wide rolls, which seamlessly fit together to create a 140cm wide design.


As a celebrated British artist, Jessica Zoob is immensely proud to have her work recreated: “I’m very excited to see my paintings recreated on fabrics and wallcoverings, Romo have created an exquisite and timeless collection which I am incredibly proud to be a part of.”

The Beluga wallcovering, designed by Sahco was inspired by the luxurious texture of caviar. And the surface structure of this unusual wallcovering really does look just like the precious, tiny black spheres. It is shown off particularly effectively in the black colourway. The detailed pattern was transferred to an embossing cylinder using the latest innovative techniques. Even, square areas divide the finely structured surface, producing a wall surface that is full of excitement. The heavy vinyl material on a paper backing highlights every detail perfectly. With this article, it is possible to start application anywhere within the square grid in order to achieve a more even wall design.

Passion, one of Jessica’s most prized works is a series of 6 paintings that have been selected, amongst others, for the exclusive cushion range. The series reflects the seasons of a relationship. Spring, brings a sense of anticipation; Summer, is full of energy and colour; Autumn, can bring tempestuous storms; Winter feels crisp and still. “If you’re lucky” says Jessica, “Spring will always come round again.” Emily Mould, Design Director of Black Edition added: “Jessica’s love of nature struck a chord with us as designers. Just as we are constantly inspired by nature’s delicacy of form, Jessica’s enthusiastic layering of paint allows her to express nature’s vibrant textures so beautifully. Translating this on to a variety of textiles has led to the creation of a stunning fabric and wallcovering collection.”

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de Le Cuona Shortlisted In the International Product Design Awards 2014 Collection Name: Stormy Serenity, by de Le Cuona Inspiration of the design and description of piece: de Le Cuona’s new collection, Stormy Serenity, is a contemporary twist on our favourite cashmeres, velvets, paisleys and linens. There are five new fabrics in Stormy Serenity, each with a story of their own.

Farrow and Ball The latest wallpaper collection from Farrow & Ball consists of four new beautiful patterns – Parquet, Jasmine, Chromatic Stripe and Samphire. Each design is available in five different colourways, ranging from subtle neutrals to bolder colours. The collection draws inspiration from nature and also features some classic designs. Parquet is a fun, tribal-like pattern inspired by traditional herringbone flooring and can be hung both vertically and horizontally. Creating a tropical aura, Jasmine features a leafy print inspired by the fragrant plant found in warmer climates. It is versatile, radiant and sure to make an impact. Chromatic Stripe is a pattern with a twist. This intriguing design features four different colours as well as varying thicknesses of stripe. The end result is a bold, contemporary and impactful design. The last pattern from the collection takes inspiration from the wild plant Samphire, which thrives on the British coastline. As a small and fascinating pattern, the design features a copper metallic paint – “A first for our wallpapers and very on trend for 2014!” Added Sarah Cole, Director, Farrow & Ball. Visit:

Zinc textiles The long awaited debut with of Zinc Textile’s wallcoverings explores the wonders of digital printing and masterfully translated on to paper the urban and glamorous style of its signature fabric designs. Collaborating with the world’s best designer – Mother Nature – Zinc has created Marbleous and Anguilla, two stunning designs that fearlessly push the boundaries of wallcoverings. These hugescale replicas of a section of highly veined, polished marble are digitally printed on both opalescent Mica and foiled grounds and presented in stunning neutrals and fashioninspired shades.

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The second collection, Glamorama Wallcoverings is rich in luxe qualities and cutting edge designs, presented in an urban and eminently sophisticated colour palette. Replicas of Shagreen, Mosaic and antiqued plaster are expertly printed on shiny foils and elegant natural looking grounds. Bold new designs either flocked with a velvety touch or textured to look like fabric, include asymmetrical geometrics and a fashioninspired Houndstooth. The sexy curves in Mr. C, reminds us that Zinc is ever the advocate of the glamorous 1970s style. | Tel 0207 352 7801

Taking A Fresh Approach Kingswood Warren Park, Surrey, by Hill House Interiors

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‘You only get one chance to make a first impression’. This is the philosophy of Surrey-based design consultancy, Hill House Interiors. Co-founders Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves have built this award-winning company with their friendly, approachable attitude, enthusiasm and meticulous attention to detail. They take pride in every commission in the UK or abroad whether the client is a leading developer in the luxury housing sector or a private individual.

“ You only have one chance to make a good impression- so create the WOW factor wherever you can. ”

Hill House Interiors have enjoyed incredible success at The International Design and Architecture Awards over the years. Beginning in 2010, when they won the ‘Bedroom’ Award, their success continued in 2011 with the ‘Home Cinema’ and ‘Residential £5 million plus’ Award followed by both the ‘Bathroom’ and ‘Living Space’ Award in 2012. Commenting on the awards, Jenny remarks: “We noticed a real buzz around the awards last year, throughout the industry – which is fabulous. When we spoke to other designers, they told us they had voted for our schemes – now that really is a great accolade!” At the International Design and Architecture Awards 2013, the design consultancy made it their fourth consecutive year, winning the ‘Residential Swimming Pool’ Award as well as competing in four further awards. Shortlisted for the ‘Residential £2.5-5 million’ Award, the design practice were called upon to create a High impact total interior scheme for a 5 bedroom luxury show house at Kingswood Warren Park, Surrey. Hill House wanted the property to ooze sophistication and timeless elegance and their ‘first impression’ philosophy is evident the moment you step into the property. The design scheme layers painstakingly sourced objects, fabrics and bespoke furnishings, which add colour, warmth and an air of utter luxury. As Helen explains: “The Industry is moving away from ‘quick fix’. Hill House offer a couture service which is what our clients aspire to.” A real focal point of the property is the kitchen, where Hill House have created a South Beach themed kitchen and breakfast room. When we ask Helen for her advice on design schemes, she comments: “You only have one chance to make a good impressionso create the WOW factor wherever you can”. The generous open plan space features a melange of bespoke furniture, upholstered in vivid aqua, emerald and turquoise fabrics

by Zinc. The semi-circular sofa, a Hill House hallmark, echoes the curved designs in the bold fabrics, while in the sleek, but highly functional kitchen, smooth black lacquer units conceal a bank of top-end Miele appliances. Soft muted indigo hues were selected for the adjacent super-living space, where a bespoke églomisé glass cabinet disguises a secret bar. Adorned with tactile cushions in luxurious mohair and silk, the focal point of the space is the classic contemporary seating area, with a feature wall of metallic grass cloth, supplied by Fameed Khalique. The curtain fabric is by Romo, and the bespoke dining chairs are upholstered in a deeply luxurious laser-cut velvet by Kravet. Full length, fold back doors off the living space open onto a sunken patio, creating a sun trap. Upstairs, with the feel of a luxury 5-7* hotel suite, the Master Bedroom encapsulates understated elegance, furnished in a sumptuous, sophisticated style. The tranquil and calm space comes with a subtle raisin and oyster colour palette, a beautiful Italian leather bed and a delicately hand embroidered bed throw. The property is peppered with quirky features and touches of humour, in particular in the ultra-glam ‘air stewardess’ guest bedroom. This room features jazzy comic strip air stewardess fabric cushion covers, a recycled comic textured paper feature wall, sixties classic bubble chair on monochrome print rug by Jacaranda, and as a tongue in cheek art installation, a vintage line up of airline uniformed dolls encased in perspex. One of the reasons the design works so well, Jenny remarks, is due to the working relationship between the team at Hill House and the property developer behind Kingswood Warren Park: “This impressive property was built by Octagon Developments, with whom we have worked with for over 15 years. As Hill House were involved right from the beginning, through careful planning we were able to introduce a sense of flow to the property”. This glamorous project blends Hill House Interiors’ signature style with an au courant flavour of the world of couture. With meticulous attention paid to every detail of the scheme, the finish is comparable to that found only on a multi-million pound yacht.


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final result was a stunning, seamless and sculpted curved shape. Corian work surfaces were used throughout the kitchen as they appealed to the client’s modern aesthetic, and as a finishing touch, Cochrane Design managed to obtain the prototype white Zip Hot Tap which completed the bespoke pristine white centre piece. The pale grey, ultra smooth concrete flooring was constructed with under-floor heating and up lighters set flush into the floor, minimising clutter. The different sections of the room are defined with floating ceilings, which helps to inject a little warmth into this otherwise perfectly cool London Home.

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RIGHT: Stephen Clasper Interiors The brief was for this project was to deliver a kitchen and family area that was completely out of the ordinary – a space that didn’t look like a kitchen as we know it. The designers rose to the challenge and handled every aspect of the scheme, from initial concepts through hand-crafting the fitted furniture to final installation. The design was focused on delivering a unique room with a strong sense of opulence throughout. Their use of special, dyed veneers with dark, high-gloss lacquer and bespoke inset chrome panels provided a highly luxurious feel. The hand-made cabinetry incorporated the latest fitted Gaggenau appliances. Stephen Clasper Interiors have been shortlisted for the Kitchen Over £50,000 Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. BELOW LEFT: Boscolo We are delighted to announce that interior design group Boscolo are shortlisted for the Kitchen over £25,000 award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. The scope of the project was a complete renovation of the interior in order to bring it up to date and meet the client’s specific requirements. The client has a large extended family living locally and they entertain guests visiting formally and informally on a regular basis with dinner parties. As such the kitchen was a focal point for the brief. The designers are particularly proud of their achievement in responding to the spiritual nature of their clients. They were under strict instructions to avoid using any fabrics and products derived from animal products e.g. leather & ivory. Every item had to be checked with the suppliers to

ensure that they complied with their clients’ request. Further to this, the design focused on an understated theme throughout with the use of a calm colour palette and tactile surfaces that were reminiscent of nature, avoiding any loud colours and patterns. The key aspects of the project were, a glass breakfast bar was specified to give the impression of greater space whilst still serving its core function, two identical drop pendent lights designed by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Foscarini highlight the central line of the room and provided symmetry and a sense of balance upon entering the space and the use of large floor tiles enabled the designers to reduce the number of distracting functional grout lines allowing a cleaner finish and drawing the eye to the detail of the surface itself.

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Ahead of the International Design & Architecture Awards, which London will host once again in September 2014, we thought it would be a great source of inspiration to take a sneak preview of this years short listed entries to date in The Bathroom Category. This year it is all about the glamorous aspects of the bathroom, with comfort, texture and tone of key significance. MAIN IMAGE, Design



Timeless elegance envelopes you as you walk through the mirrored double height doors and the palette is welcoming and luxurious. From the marble floor beneath your feet to the crystal chandelier, you are immediately aware of the exceptional craftsmanship and materials that have been carefully selected to create this room. The stunning symmetry on three sides comes from the clever use of practical and beautiful fixtures and fittings. They have been applied to great effect creating a composition of order and calm in the room.

LEFT: Stephen Clasper Interiors The designer’s brief was to deliver to their discerning client a remarkable small bathroom with a strong sense of mood and luxury. “We developed a striking design concept using bespoke furniture incorporating mother-of-pearl, high-gloss black lacquers and dramatic recessed lighting to add glamour and atmosphere.” explains Stephen Clasper Creative Director of Stephen Clasper Interiors.

Light is bounced around using three large mirrors seamlessly inset into the panelling. The natural light brings out the luminous quality of the marble that has been used on the counter, splash back, bath, shower and floor; all stunning examples of a classic material (Carrara marble) being applied in a practical and beautiful way.

The designers delivered the complete project from initial design ideas through hand crafting the furniture in their workshop to final installation - the end result is a stunning small contemporary bathroom which impresses guests and fits perfectly well within this magnificent residential property. LEFT: Joseph A. Berkowitz Inc. The project is a very refined dressing closet and bathroom featuring custom dashboard veneer burl cabinetry modeled after an international men’s clothing store. This space was created by combining a small existing closet with an adjacent bedroom. It features matching his and hers vanities (his shown) divided by the ladies walk in dressing closet (partial view).

RIGHT: Time & Space London Time & Space London, were approached to rework this bathroom into a cross between The Sanderson Hotel and a nightclub. The client had restricted space and budget to work with, so any solution needed to rely on layout and lighting for impact rather than expensive components. The brief from the client was to create a high impact, nightclub, inspired bathroom that facilitates a master suite.

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ABOVE: Second Shortlist Success For Time & Space London The clients approached Time & Space London to create a personal sanctuary environment in their newly built home, as they were unhappy with their existing bathroom space. The build was to be entirely monochrome and exceptionally clean lined. It was therefore critical that any solution met these parameters whilst also creating a unique space in the home. “Creating a personal sanctuary space for the clients was possible due to the large size of the bathroom and it was decided that this should be located with views from the windows of the grounds.” explains Benjamin Peak, owner and interior designer of Time & Space, London Creating a personal sanctuary space for the clients was possible due to the large size of the bathroom and it was decided that this should be located with views from the windows of the grounds. Privacy however still needed to be considered and both shower and WC should not be overlooked. Product storage was also critical. The design is held together by the Central Island which is designed not only to hold the basins and recessed mirrored cabinet, but also the drinks station area on the sanctuary side.

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The design is impressive with all elements such as the grey glass selected to match in with the rest of the home. Its spatial layout allows for privacy and much more from the space than had we treated it as a ‘bathroom’. The Sanctuary Space gives the client a special space for themselves which, when combined with the drinks and fridge area provides a unique solution to helping them unwind.

Materials within this fabulous development at The Keys in Quinta Do Lago have been sourced from around the world to deliver unique finishes and features. These have been chosen for quality as much as for texture, beauty, rarity and sustainability. The homes have a timeless quality to them, as classical elements have been introduced into the design.

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The Master Bathroom of this light-filled apartment at The Keys was designed to embody a sense of well-being, where the bathroom becomes a retreat designed to revitalise, pause & reflect.

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Creativity Combined With Comfort Chatsworth Road, Cheshire, UK Winner Of The Home Cinema Award by The Design Practice by UBER

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The Design Practice by UBER is one of the UK’s foremost interior design agencies. It specialises in high-end residential interior architecture and design and has won multiple international awards since it’s inception in 2009. It’s projects range from international grand residencies to local room make-overs. UBER are not only an acclaimed Interior Design Practice, but a collective group of companies offering an unrivalled suite of design services. The Design Practice has an insight into the hot collections of the interiors industry; they know how to add value, giving a competitive – as well as aesthetic – edge.

Once the team had softened the bar area with tactile materials such as cowhide ‘s’ shaped benches and wallpaper, the ambiance called for some dramatic feature lights (as well as task spots) to allure the eye between the spaces and link the two, without being a complete distraction from the open cinema.

The Design Practice by UBER have been winners every year at the International Design & Architecture Awards since the awards began in 2010. Director Jim Evans comments, “these highly prestigious awards are a phenomenal way of recognising and promoting talented young companies alongside much respected and established peers.”

The home automation specialist set about installing a discrete state-of-the-art system, with 7.2 surround and equalisers, that delivers optimal sound quality according to where the clients sit in the room. The projector was upgraded to a 3D 1-chip HD projector which is future-proofed to progress up to full 3D as and when the client chooses.

The design brief for this project, winner in the ‘Home Cinema’ category of the 2013 awards, was to update and unite an underused bar and cinema space, converting it into an envious, moody club feel with the latest discrete technology. Jim explains, “the young client had installed a cinema system as an early adopter in the very early days but they recognised that not only had the technology and audio moved on considerably, but the interface was so complex and un-user friendly, they had lost the will to bother with it.” The lady of the house also found the room too dark, plain and uninspiring with a separate bar area that was underused due to lack of an inviting atmosphere. More lighting was requested but not at the cost of altering the darker mood. Rather than a complete overhaul, the team were to retain as many elements as possible to cohesively bring the spaces together, allowing the bar to overspill into the cinema and vice versa.

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There was a redesign of the cinema area to incorporate the hidden speaker and systems, all finished in a wonderful crushed velvet, that refracts the colours from the projected movie, and completed with hand finished metal wall lights and a lush black wool carpet.

Of the system itself Jim remarks, “it is as neat as it is impressive.” As well as the concealed speakers, the system units were built into a wall cavity and hidden from view behind a wall panel. The redesign of the adjoining bar space, incorporating new task lighting and feature drop lights, allows the eye to be intrigued with the space beyond from either side. The use of similar textures and materials throughout allows the look to flow through to the cinema incorporating individual reclined double seating, cinemastyle in two rows of three. The team also addressed the all-important interface, which is now driven from an iPad that the whole family uses effortlessly. The result is something of a transformation. Jim remarks, “the clients and their friends have been blown away - almost literally by the quality and power of the system. They are also delighted by its ease of use, and revel with their guests in the stunning look and feel of the room. Actually, make that ‘auditorium’.








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Country Comforts The Award winning renovation of a former agricultural building by design company Renall & Wright.

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Launched by Lindsey Rendall and Helen Wright in 2006, Suffolk-based interior design practice, Rendall & Wright, offer a comprehensive, bespoke interior design and soft furnishing service for discerning clients for whom luxury, quality, and style is not for compromise. Winner of the ‘Redevelopment’ Award at the International Design & Architecture Awards 2013, Lindsey Rendall was appointed to bring together a team of professionals to restore and extend a 19th century part listed dairy building in rural Suffolk.

“ The interior has been designed to feel elegant, calm and contemporary, but most importantly, to sit comfortably within a rural agricultural building ”

Having worked with the client on a variety of previous projects, an in-depth brief wasn’t issued, nor were Rendall & Wright required to produce concept renderings for presentation. The brief was to create an open, contemporary space to sleep two people with additional flexible sleeping, whilst retaining the building’s existing internal layout. The development was to be undertaken mindfully and sympathetically of its historical use with the design uncluttered and modern in feel, but not stark. The completed property was to feel inviting, bright and relaxing whilst retaining the historic architectural features of the building, with the façade restored but not altered. The inspiration for the chosen design comes from the stunning Suffolk countryside which surrounds the property. A soft pallet of muted greys which blend through to blue and pink hues, taken from the Suffolk skies whilst visiting the property, provided the base for the scheme. Onto this soft canvas, bright pops of lime were added to signify vivid green tones seen across the landscape. “The interior has been designed to feel elegant, calm and contemporary, but most importantly, to sit comfortably within a rural agricultural building,” explains Lindsey. The ranges of natural textiles, felt, wool, linen and touches of silk build layers of texture, creating interest without distracting from The Dairy’s natural beauty and shape. Stone, glass and wood are used for all surfaces with this theme repeated throughout the building to provide continuity and flow within the space. The kitchen has been designed with flat fronted units, sleek worktops, glass splashbacks and finished in the wall colour to allow it to effortlessly blend into the background. Details such as the dovetailed joints on the breakfast bar provide textural detail and induce a rustic edge. The bathroom is purposefully simple, with clean fluid lines

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used for the sanitary wear to contrast with the angular lines of the shower screen, bespoke sink unit and the recessed storage units. The mosaic splash-back behind the bath and the soft lighting, coupled with the curves of the free-standing bath, draw the eye to the beam which runs through the wall. In the lounge area, the log-burner provides a central focal point and creates a divide between the three living spaces. Its central location ensures the heat is evenly distributed throughout the large open space. The flue is designed to exit the roof at the rear of the property to prevent disruption to the roof line as you approach the property. It changes material at the point of passing the central structural beam to a polished steel pipe, the reflective surface of which effectively disguises the otherwise significant section of flu. Throughout The Dairy, soft furnishings are modest, as a reminder of this building’s working history. The pendant lighting over the dining and kitchen areas, for example, are inspired by heat lamps often found in livestock sheds. A particular challenge for hanging the pendants were the off centre positions of the kitchen island and dining table. Great care was taken to mitigate this asymmetry by precise positioning of the pendant fittings. The furniture is understated throughout the property, with the heights of all pieces kept to a minimum in order to maximise the feeling of height within the rooms. The beams have been stripped and lime-washed to soften them, and to draw out the texture and beauty of the wood. The principal pieces in the living room are finished in a gloss lacquer, which tone with the walls to aid the feeling of light and space. “One of the most important elements of the design”, Lindsey comments, “is simplicity inspired by the building’s agricultural history and Suffolk location. This provided the opportunity to use local Suffolk craftsmen to hand produce beautifully finished fixtures, fittings, bespoke furniture and lighting, adding true provenance to the property.” The natural muted pallet of colour and materials specified work harmoniously with the farm setting and picturesque surrounding Suffolk countryside, creating a fluid link between the internal and external living spaces. This carefully considered style of design has enabled The Dairy to retain its integrity and sit quietly at home on the farm.

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“ Clean and long lines give Lady Britt a timeless yet modern profile. ”

Feadship are renowned across the world for building famous motor yachts throughout history. Therefore, unsurprisingly the stunning 63-metre Lady Britt has been highly received by the super yachting world. Shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards in 2013, Lady Britt is a true credit to Feadship and her owner. Launched in 2010 from the Koninklijke De Vries Shipyard in the Netherlands, Lady Britt is the essence of sophistication. Her slender white exterior is the engineering and design of De Voogt Naval Architects of Feadship. With a steel and aluminium superstructure, she has a state-of-the-art stabilisation system to minimise roll motion effect and ensure no comfort is lost on this magnificent vessel. Speaking at the launch of Lady Britt in 2010, CEO of Feadship Henk De Vries believed this yacht was the most successful vessels produced by Feadship: “Lady Britt is the finest yacht this yard has built to date.” The owner, a Scandinavian businessman had previously chartered through Feadship frequently in the past and therefore was very specific in his requirements. He lived and breathed the project throughout the whole process. He was very involved with very detail of the design, construction and the fitting out. Henk De Vries, CEO of Feadship noted he was taken back by the knowledge the owner displayed in the negotiations. Marijn Smit, Event Manager at Feadship explains “The owners were very experienced and involved in the project bring many visits to the yard.” As Smit notes, the owner is a highly experienced user of charter yachts and has always had a productive working relationship with Dutch-based Feadship. Having previously chartered the 61-metre Secret and the 60-metre Paraffin, the owner developed a relentless passion for superyachts. Former Captain of Paraffin, Patrick Cowley is now the man commanding Lady Britt from continent to continent. Since the launch in 2010, she has clocked up the nautical miles covering 16,000nm in only 16 weeks. Smit believes the design is effortlessly contemporary describing that the vessel’s “Clean and long lines give Lady Britt a timeless yet modern profile.” The renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon Design Studio was tasked with designing the interior to the owner’s meticulous requirements. With two full width staterooms, accommodation

onboard the Lady Britt is second to none. One of the yacht’s staterooms, situated on the main deck is the owner’s personal quarters, with separate his and hers bathroom and his and hers dressing study. The cream and soft colours allow the natural light to illuminate the whole room with immense tranquility. In total Lady Britt can accommodate up to twelve guests in six guest staterooms. Opposed to a formal approach, the main salon is effortlessly simple. With the capability to transform into a cinema, the incredible features onboard spoil guests. The custom-made dining table by Silverlining can be extended to accommodate 14 guests. On the lower deck there are cabins for ten guests and a sofa in the sitting area turns into a queen-size bed – but it is certainly not a foldout sofa. Onboard guests can be assured of ultimate relaxation as they can enjoy the facilities in the wellness spa. As well as a massage room, there is also a barber’s shop, a hairdressing salon and features a range of body care products by top skincare brand Elemis. A flagship feature of Lady Britt, which is entirely exclusive to this vessel, is a fully equipped sauna with a side-opening door onto a small terrace that allows you to cool off by plunging into crystal clear waters. The spa onboard Lady Britt is truly world class, equipped with facilities that vessels of a similar size fail to match. Guests can enjoy an intimate movie experience on the bridge deck by watching a Hollywood blockbuster in an open-air movie theatre. The bar features sit-up stools and a unique carpet, which is handwoven from the Central American country Guatemala. The custom made furniture inside the salon has been exclusively produced by the renowned Silverlining in Cheshire and Hugh Garforth-Bles at Dudgeon Sofas in London. The spacious sundeck demonstrates the excellent design by Feadship and Redman Whitelely Design Studio. This space can comfortably accommodate cocktail parties, a disco and even live concerts. Lady Britt has the potential to be one of the most successful charter yachts to enter the market in years. Her modern and sophisticated nature allowed this vessel to be an outstanding contender in the last year’s International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

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A Timeless Yet Modern Masterpiece Lady Britt by Feadship

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The interior, accommodating two people for night stay, is as spacious as this size of boat can provide. Very light colours are used to create an even more spacious feel. With clean and futuristic lines, the interior is aesthetically in-sync with the exterior appearance. Why does the design work so well:

Submitted by: Red Yacht Design Overall length: 40ft Naval architect: Red Yacht Design Exterior stylist: Serdar Sisman Interior design: Red Yacht Design

Her luxury sports car appearance emphasizes her speed and reflects her features in a right way.

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Fusion by Red Design

Fusion is a provocative project which juxtaposes sharp, aggressive lines with the soft, oval lines of the sea. She is a four-people power boat especially designed for superyacht owners to get around the shores and have some fun at high speeds. There is one cabin with a bathroom and a kitchen area so she can accommodate two people onboard during dayand night stay comfortably.

With two 450 hp main diesel engines and the high propulsion efficiency yielded by pod drives, she can reach speeds of 47-48 knots. Bigger engines can be chosen to exceed max 50 knots of speed. Surface drives can also be used as an option for max speed. She will be a sandwich construction utilising hybrid carbon fiber, epoxy resin and high density PVC foam. The production method will be vacuum assisted infusion process. There is a sunbathing area that can be used while not cruising at high speeds. The seats in the cockpit are specially designed in accordance with the high speed appearance.

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Overall length: 98.8m Exterior stylist: Sam Sorgiovanni Interior design: Sam Sorgiovanni Waterline length: 98.4m Beam: 18.5m Height to maindeck: 6.1m

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Expedition by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

The Expedition yacht features over 36m of internal tender storage with 25m being available for full displacement vessels taking up 2 decks cleverly positioned under a fully certified retracting helicopter deck. Each walk around deck celebrates fabulous forward views and generous exterior aft decks. The design is clean and smooth and features long sweeping curves; a trade mark of the Sorgiovanni style.

With the introduction of the reverse bow to the 98m Expedition yacht concept, it is possible to increase motoring performance and sea keeping while at the same time increasing interior volumes forward giving us more exterior aft decks and a more functional vessel.

an entire deck featuring superb forward vistas, a private lounge and 9m pool.

The ultimate in expedition mega yachts, designed not only for the perfectionist but also the adventure seeking yachtsman.

The luxury design accommodates 14-18 guests and 32 crew comfortably within separate entire decks while the owner enjoys

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Favourite / key aspect of the project: The powerful bullet shaped bow, defined by natural sheer lines, will carve through the waves and provide reserve buoyancy for a smoother ride under all conditions, deflecting the bow wash away from the hull. The ample interior space across the three decks is also a key desirable attribute.

ICON ER175 by Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design

Overall length: 53.4m / 175ft Naval architect: Ivan Erdevicki Exterior stylist: Ivan Erdevicki Interior design: Ivan Erdevicki

Why does the design work so well: An exceptional, harmonious integration of the non-planing hull and a stylish superstructure drives the boat’s efficiency, seaworthiness and comfort at sea while she reaches speeds of 31+ kn.

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Conceptual Designs – The Way Forward We take a look at three award winning concept design schemes

ER175 a three-deck, 54 metre high speed superyacht under 500 GRT with stunning looks, dynamic sweeping lines and a powerful image. The ER175 is a futuristic-looking vessel with sleek lines, stunning looks, a powerful image and a comfortable, luxurious interior boasting ample deck space for leisure and entertaining. The yacht features three full decks plus the fly bridge, all elegantly incorporated within the aerodynamic superstructure. The exceptional 175 ft hull and superstructure are one harmonious, integrated structure with the design focused towards the boat’s efficiency, sea worthiness and overall reliability - both for high speed dynamic stability and comfort at sea. The yacht is under 500 GRT and designed to be built as semi-displacement hull and superstructure in aluminium alloy with 31 plus knots speed and the Transatlantic range at cruising speed. The long waterline hull is designed for fuel efficiency

and twin diesel engines ensure reliable and smooth sailing. The luxurious accommodation sports a full beam, extra large owner’s stateroom with his and hers head on the main deck (separated from all other accommodation). A generous galley leads into the full size dining area and spacious saloon with bar, opening onto a sun deck large enough to accommodate all guests. Five full size guest suites are located on the lower deck with direct access to the main deck (separated from the crew quarters). The pilothouse deck, aft of the bridge, sports the sky lounge, open-air bar and full size dining area - concluding with a circular Jacuzzi and ample seating and sun beds. Aft at the lower deck level is a large, permanent beach club for sunbathing and boarding the yacht’s tender and jet skis, which are stored in the boathouse. Here, a hydraulically operated door allows for side launching without disturbing the beach club arrangement.

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Name: Arman Fissette Company: ARMAN Position within company: Director Website: ARMAN recently reached the shortlist for the IY&A Awards 2014. Their project, Dune 75 will compete for the Yacht Concept Design over 30 metre award. To enter the awards email:

5 Minutes with Arman Fissette What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?

A transition from superficial opulence to substantial experience. I think ever more consideration will be given to life and activities onboard and around the yacht, while in the past, superyachts were often designed around a fashionable visual style. A superyacht is worthless as a leisure product if it can’t deliver on an entertainment level. I think that’s also what explains the recent attractiveness of explorer-type superyachts.

How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?

Very important since they are judged by a large number of design-aficionados instead of a select group of ‘sometimes biased’ industry leaders. The “concept” category also allows promising designers to break through based on talent, not on their current brand value. Most awards just support those who are already established names. How do you relax?

What projects are you currently working on?

Two 80m. and 88m. superyacht designs I’m developing with different yards. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?

Only work on projects you are passionate about. With that, a large part of your work will be what you want to be doing with your day anyway. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.

1. Design for space and transparency 2. Design for experiences, not just a status symbol 3. Design less, but better / omit the non-essential and place the effort in the details 4. Design for manufacturing efficiency, maintenance and disassembly 5. Design outside your own comfort zone. The superyacht industry needs to in novate to attract new customers. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Find out what design credo you stand for as a designer and stick with it…good design is independent from fashion.

Music! What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Present a new, innovative yacht design concept and help pull the superyacht industry forward. Do the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, and pass it! Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself: Your favourite place to travel to in the world?

Where locals are open, joyous and honest; often in developing countries like Nepal or Bolivia. However, New Zealand also scores high on that level and nature there is top-notch and very varied! Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?

Che Shale, a secluded kitesurf-hotel on the Kenyan coast, just north of Malindi, where food is unbelievable, service casual but correct and the guests looking for the perfect mix of relaxation and kitesurf adrenaline shots. The place that gives you the most energy?

The high mountains, especially the Himalayas.

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“ The vessel’s flowing lines were carved by the designer’s hands whilst in model form and are meticulously styled to perfection to create tension around the atrium and funnel ”

Launched in 2010 from the Blohm + Voss Shipyards, the 96-metre Palladium is a super yacht with a unique character. With the exterior designed by Hampshire-based Michael Leach Design (MLD), she boasts a modern and streamlined image. MLD are renowned for their refined and revolutionary designs. With a portfolio that boasts award winning motor yacht Anna, it is not surprising that Palladium was short listed for the over 60-metres at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013. Palladium was project managed on behalf the Owner by Alastair Bingham of MTD. Speaking to Blohm + Voss, Bingham stated: “It wasn’t about rushing, it was about creating excellence! The yard’s team overcame every challenge we could throw at them and in doing so crafted the most graceful engineering solutions.” Palladium is impressively green, with the ability to travel 6000nm at 14 knots. Her innovative superstructure and slender curves are composed of steel, alloy and composite with contemporary glazing. Michael Leach at MTD wanted to create a vessel that had enduring design inside and out: “The exterior styling of Palladium was to be like none other. The goal was to produce a timeless design; non-confrontational, yet elegant and revolutionary. The styling also had to encompass a functional interior with plenty of natural light.” To accommodate the Owner’s large family and friends, Palladium is able to sleep 16 guests in 8 cabins. The sleeping quarters comprise of a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 6 double cabins. With a capability of carrying 34 crew members, a luxury yachting experience onboard is ensured. The Owner’s previous yacht, the M.Y. Solemar was becoming too small for his growing needs. As an experienced user of super yachts he was very specific in his requirements. He wanted a vessel that could cater for his passion for water sports but also provide a luxury open space on the main deck, allowing his guests to enjoy the action in ultimate relaxation. With a swimming pool, seating areas and sun bathing areas spread across the main deck as well as garages for water sports, Palladium is the perfect yacht for the Owner. As Michael Leach explains the garage area is not the place to relax with an ice-cold beverage, but more to get into your wetsuit: “The garage areas remain quite technical, it is always full of flowing action; the whole area resembles a formula one pit line, with mechanics, instructors and wetsuits everywhere. Not the place to relax with a book and a G&T”. The notable features of Palladium

demonstrate the MTD’s attention to detail whilst she was in the shipyard. Above the swim deck platform the main deck has been extended to create a sunshade for guests wanting to relax in a cooler climate. The owner is 205cm tall; therefore the ceiling heights were custom-made to 245cm – higher than most other super yachts built to date. With a lift on the aft deck to lower Jet Ski’s into the sea, water sports fun is definitely a priority onboard Palladium. With effectively no sundeck, Palladium’s features are significantly different to yachts of a similar size and stature. The sundeck is actually part of the main deck, but Michael Leach explains this particular feature was not an advisable aspect for Palladium: “A sundeck would usually have a sundeck lounge and this would have dramatically exaggerated the height of the vessel, something that we wished to avoid.” The vessel’s flowing lines were carved by the designer’s hands whilst in model form and are meticulously styled to perfection to create tension around the atrium and funnel. Although Palladium is noticeably streamlined, her hull has significant bulges enabling a spacious 2-metre deck, which contain the wider than normal passarelles and the life rafts. The Aft Deck is a signature feature of Palladium. This area is an excellent place for the owner to host dinner parties with two large tables that can accommodate 32 people. A Solid GRP awning shelters the area with removable awning panels for guests to enjoy a romantic starlit dinner. With custom-made materials from Cheshirebased Silverlining, the overall concept of the furniture was raised to the very highest level. Designers were able to utilise compound curve elements to further enhance and complement the exterior design. Leach added: “The challenges of design and manufacture are self evident when one witnesses the complexity of the materials that Silverlining have crafted together. The most exciting feature of the furniture in this space is the way the main coffee table appears to grow from the floor.” The dining room features a unique carbon fibre dining table coated in metal, a revolutionary technique custom-designed by British company Based Upon. The table is able to accommodate up to 20 guests and emerges out of the floor. Glamour is also a consistent feature onboard Palladium, with bespoke lighting above the dining table, which is hand inlaid with thousands of Swarovski crystals. This timeless vessel is one of a kind. It allows Owner and guests to enjoy an ultimate super yachting experience, but also endure exhilarating water sports fun.

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Water sporting fun onboard Palladium Palladium by Michael Leach Designs

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“ Tango has taken the styling of large super yachts a step further, combining this new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction from Feadship, and a well-considered layout both on her exterior decks and in her distinguished yet comfortable interior that was created by Eidsgaard Design. ”

Tango is a flagship 77-metre super yacht launched by Feadship from the Royal Van Lent Shipyard. Netherlands-based Feadship and De Voogt Naval Architects have produced some of the world’s finest super yachts. The company have a global fleet of around 200 vessels and have always thrived on the adventurous nature of their clients. The exclusive London-based Eidsgaard Design has provided the innovative exterior and interior designs for Tango. Tango showcases a very characteristic exterior styling and is one of Feadship’s finest vessels in recent years. Her unique two-tone exterior comprises of a muscular white hull, with a super-sleek grey superstructure. Feadship’s Event Manager, Marijn Smit explains the unique exterior styling combined with the interior is a highly prized aspect of Tango: “The result is an exceptionally creative and innovative yacht in terms of both the exterior profile and the interior styling and layout. The yacht has a contemporary two-tone exterior. Her muscular looks are combined with signature lines that bring additional elegance to the profile.” Tango features a displacement steel hull, teak decks and was registered in the Cayman Islands. She is powered by four MTU 16V4000 M70 engines and despite all of her 77-metres she glides through the waves at a maximum speed of 22 knots. During negotiations with Feadship, the Owner requested a yacht that can travel at an impressive maximum speed. However, he also stressed that Tango must be highly economical whilst cruising slowly across the ocean waves: “The owner wished to attain a maximum speed of 22 knots while also being very efficient at low speeds,” added Event Manager, Marijn Smit. Accommodation onboard Tango is exclusively luxurious with Eidsgaard Design demonstrating their world-class reputation. The Owners’ vast array facilities are offered on the Owners’ deck, with aft deck seating. The al-fresco dining table is perfect for a dinner party, which is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. With a sky lounge and an Owners’ hall leading to an Owners’ lounge and bathroom, Tango provides ultimate privacy. An Owners’ study and a full beam Owners’ stateroom are equipped with his and her bathroom and dressing room. You can also relax in the Owners’ private sunbathing area to the front of the Owners’ cabin. The privacy of Tango is a signature

aspect and is the perfect super yacht for a quiet getaway. Tango can accommodate up to twelve guests in six exquisite staterooms. With a team of 22 crew onboard this Feadship vessel; a unique and tranquil yachting experience is the only option for visiting guests. Tango features a spa, contra-flow pool and a massage/beauty salon on the bridge deck. On the sundeck guests are able to bask in the sunshine, dine eating lunch or bathe in the Jacuzzi. According to Marijn Smit one of the most impressive features of Tango is the overall space inside the yacht: “The brief was to ensure maximum volume with the available dimensions. The enormous interior space is quite remarkable, and was made possible because of the inside/outside enclosed area on the main deck aft.” The overall design of Tango is timeless. Eidsgaard Design and De Voogt Naval Architects of Feadship have launched a super yacht where privacy and relaxation is the ultimate priority. Upon asking Marijn Smit to explain how the design of Tango comes together, he added: “It is the seamless transition between inside and outside spaces.” Tango was short-listed for the Motor Yacht over 60-metres award at the Yacht & Aviation Awards 2013. She was a fabulous contender amongst other Feadship vessels including 87-metre Musashi and 63-metre Lady Britt. Benetti’s Diamonds Are Forever was the eventual winner in the Motor Yacht over 60-metres category. Although Tango was not the winner at the Y&AA 2013, she was indeed the winner at the 2012 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul. The judging panel described Tango as a pioneering yacht, setting the trend for other designers to follow: “Tango has taken the styling of large super yachts a step further, combining this new and elegant appearance with supreme engineering and construction from Feadship, and a well-considered layout both on her exterior decks and in her distinguished yet comfortable interior that was created by Eidsgaard Design.” Tango is able to further enhance Feadship’s reputation as one of the world’s finest super yacht builders. Built for the Owners’ comfort, she is truly a prestigious yacht, leading by example in all aspects of design,

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A Tranquil Stay On-Board Tango Tango by Feadship

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Giamboi Designs have been Shortlisted for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award design et al are pleased to announce that Giamboi Designs have been shortlisted for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. Curvelle Quaranta is the largest Carbon Hybrid Superyacht Catamaran in the world, winner of multiple awards and described by many professionals as the future of cruising. The brief for the exterior design was in a way very simple but the task surprisingly challenging. The brief said to make a Superyacht Catamaran look as slender and elegant as a mono-hull whilst maintaining a huge interior volume and one extra deck. A flexible layout on the main deck with a huge amount of accommodation made it a very difficult task. Mauro Giamboi explains: “I had to sculpt, what was a rectangular box on two pontoons into a beautiful object. I finally achieved this after 350 original renders and 13 scale models. Several journalists that reviewed the yacht told us that the Curvelle quaranta is the best looking superyacht catamaran they have ever seen. Their compliments are much appreciated.�

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Shortlisted: Rodriguez Interiors for the Yacht Interior Design Award Rodriguez Interiors’ project, SOLANDGE, has been successfully shortlisted for the Yacht Interior Design Award in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. SOLANDGE is a 85.10m motor yacht, custom built in 2013 by Lurssen Yachts in Rendsburg ( Germany ). The yacht’s interior has been designed by Rodriguez Interiors and has exterior styling by Espen Oeino. SOLANDGE yacht has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 13.80m (45’3”ft).

Aileen Rodriguez of Rodriguez Interiors comments on the design of the project: “Like every client and owner of a mega yacht this project was no different. As a designer you have a list of the owner’s wishes and wants and it’s your job to fit it all in with style and grace. Since I have had the privilege of knowing the owner and his family from previous projects it made this one all the more important to show them that my design skills could be pushed and that it exactly what they did. The owners visions of the boat were many but one that will always stick with me, is they wanted to walk on into a very elegant Main Salon. Which is what we accomplished by giving them two magnificent walls of back lit amethyst as the first thing you see and feel.”

Shortlisted: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts for the IY&A Awards 2014 Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc./ Nordhavn Yachts have been successfully shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their project, M/Y Aurora, competing for the Power Yacht 25-40 metres Award. Nordhavn 120 #1 is an achievement of the owners’ wishes; a masterpiece of function, form, aesthetics, performance, efficiency and of course, a source of enjoyment. The goal was to design a fully classed Mega Yacht with true expedition capability. Pacific Asian Enterprises wanted a stylish exterior design that would maintain a certain amount of ruggedness in order to define her intent. The interior design and décor was to be luxurious yet functional with an emphasis on privacy and crew/guest separation. The team met their goals with an AS classed 120 foot yacht weighing in at over 800 thousand pounds with a gross tonnage measurement of 414 tons. All of this in a sleek yet powerful profile. The interior design by Destry Darr Designs meets all of the requirements of luxury and elegance. The four guest staterooms are separated by the mid-ship engine room which allows the privacy and uncongested traffic flows the team were looking for. Stealth doors and crew passages give the crew the ability to get anywhere in the yacht without being noticed or even seen.

Happy Design Studio Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards (opposite bottom) Happy Design Studio have been shortlisted for the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2014. Entering the Private Aviation Exterior Design category with their orginal aircraft livery design and paint supervision on a Bombardier Global 5000. Exterior Designer: Didier Wolff, Happy Design Studio Completion Center: RUAG The whole aircraft exterior design is born from a ceramic tile detail which is part of the aircraft

interior’s luxurious tableware set. The design’s application to the exterior of the aircraft makes it one of the most complex designs painted on an aircraft exterior today. Consisting of five colours, each with a fading effect from the front door to the last window, the aicraft reveals it’s full design details only when approaching boarding. Series of vertical stripes sets ranging in width coat the entire body appearing from window to window and from white to full colour. The engines have the same striping and fading effect but horizontally and the lines around the irregular barrel form of the nacelles have been shaped with absolute precision

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NISI Yachts Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 2014 NISI Yachts have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with their 1700 XPRESSO, demonstrating exceptional performance, styling and speed expectations for a 60-foot flybridge cruiser. The NISI 1700 is a shining example of innovation at it’s best and is the first model to be released in NISI’s XPRESSO series (the 5th model for the company). Recent seatrials yielded 41-knot top and 33-knot cruise speeds. This design boasts extensive use of carbon fiber, kevlar and advanced acoustic insolation. The NISI 1700 exceeds the highest

quality, safety and comfort standards for a yacht in this class. The NISI 1700 is an instant modern classic that exudes charm. Beneath the surface, boasts today’s state-of-the-art technology, combining outstanding performance with luxury and comfort. Handling is fused with powerful lines — a plumb bow, sparkling stainless steel stanchions and rugged lifelines, crowned by a command deck atop the covered wheelhouse. Enticing features cloak 21st century engineering — the wave-piercing hull, pod propulsion, stabilizers, and the cutting-edge electronics complement casual opulence and legendary styling at its best.

Shortlisted: Oyster Yachts for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 Oyster Yachts will compete in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 with their project, Twilight, shortlisted for the Sailing Yacht over 30 metres Award. The first Oyster 125 Flybridge, Twilight is a powerful performance cruising yacht with a stunning open plan, split level living area. The upper saloon offers an uninterrupted panoramic view. This exceptional Oyster superyacht offers accommodation usually associated with 50m+ designs. With a view to series production, Oyster Yachts brought together one of the best teams of internationally recognised designers, engineers and consultants to research every aspect of the overall design concept, structural specification, engineering and interior design. For over two years this team, including Dubois Naval Architects, optimised the Oyster 125. This huge input of expertise, goes way beyond that invested by any individual purchaser due to both time and cost. This significant investment has created a truly class leading superyacht. To further enhance this unique package, the hull and decks composite construction produced from female moulds. As there is no need for a painted finish this will significantly reduce maintenance costs (no spraying or respray costs).

Lufthansa Technik Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 Lufthansa Technik have been shortlisted in the International Yacht and Aviation Awards with their project “Long Range Traveller” entering the Private Aviation Cabin Interior Category. Completion Centre: Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg Interior Designer: Michael “Skyboek” Reichenecker The design of the seat structure was developed in a cooperation between Lufthansa Technik and PIERREJEAN DESIGN STUDIO. A concept study for a carbon fiber based light weight interior including innovative lighting, paneling, wall structures and rapid decompression features. In the main cabin the technical goal was to allow for the maximum range of roughly 6,100nmi as defined by the manufacturer. From a design point of view, first, you need to optimize the floor plan and then secondly dispose of everything non-essential without compromising comfort. The designer invented a modular carbon fiber wall system that incorporates rapid decompression functionality in the interior walls and does not require a secondary structural subset. In addition, the lining consists of modular carbon fiber elements with integrated cabin lighting and air conditioning systems. The elements also have inbuilt window shades and last but not least, cover the noise insulation.

ARMAN Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014 ARMAN have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, entering the Yacht Concept Design over 30 metre category with their project Dune 75. Overall: An innovative design language enabling the use of LED-embedded glass facades in yachting to serve as a platform for a new level of yacht personalization. The goal for this project was to develop a yacht with flat surfaces and more monolithic proportions, allowing the use of LEDembedded glass panels on a large portion, if not the entirety of the yacht’s superstructure. For this, a canvas-like screen was created that can be used to personalize the yacht’s superstructure according to the owner’s

mood, the yacht’s natural environment or for special events like birthday parties or corporate events. The glass panels are designed on a grid-base, so that they can be tiled with a standardized, repeatable shape and size across the superstructure’s surface with minimal need for special parts. The modularity of the glass tile allows the yacht’s superstructure to be manufactured in parallel to the hull (prefab), off-site in an adequate environment. Also, the material properties of glass have a beneficial effect on yacht ageing, compared to traditionally painted superstructures. All this allows for quality, timing and maintenance improvements, very important factors in modern-day yacht building.

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Further Shortlist Success for Ken Freivokh Design in the IY&A Awards 2014

Scrolls and other details were all custom developed specifically for Vorontsov, and adorn her beautiful carvings and shapes, both at the stern and the bow sections

Mikhail S Vorontsov is the world’s largest laminated wood yacht. She is a traditional three-masted schooner which incorporates the latest technology.

The design was developed in harmony and in a timeless classical style which echoes the nautical atmosphere and values reminiscent of the period when indeed all yachts were built in this way. The external styling, with voluptuous radii and sculptural separation of mahogany and mirror gloss white planes is echoed by the interior paneling and impressive mahogany furniture with sparkling accents of mother of pearl.

Ken Freivokh Design has achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. Mikhail S Vorontsov will compete for the Sailing Yacht over 30 metres Award.

terminating with a most elegant bowsprit. Her carefully considered proportions, layout and detail will unquestionably challenge all stereotype preconceptions about both sailing yachts and wood technology. She boasts impressive volume for her length and a quite unique layout which includes owner quarters aft with a private owner deckhouse, a guest accommodation flat linked to a very handsome central deckhouse with panoramic views, and efficient crew quarters leading to their own separate deckhouse. Luxe Et Al 7

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With just a few weeks to go now until The International Yacht & Aviation Awards, it is an exciting time of year. Now in their 4th year, The Awards have grown both in size and significance over the past few years and will be held this year at London’s prestigious Hurlingham Club on 9th May. There is still time for you to vote on line for your favourite schemes and we welcome your votes. Online voting will remain open until Friday 2 May at 5.00 pm GMT. Voting enables the awards to be wholly objective and fair I feel and is open both to industry professionals and readers. It does take a while to vote, but I can assure you that the schemes online this year are well worth looking through and are quite inspirational. To vote go to and

follow the links the The Yacht & Aviation Awards. This month, we have been reviewing recent short listed projects and taking a closer look at short listed contenders from 2013. However, I think the over-riding theme of this particular issue of Luxe et al has to be innovation. We are looking at award-winning conceptual design, ideas and schemes for the future. Are they viable? Are they workable? The question will, of course, be for you to answer or consider; the passion with which they have been created however cannot be questioned. Until next month Joanne

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