International Property & Travel Volume 28 Number 6

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Interiors Masterclass Alexander Wong from Alexander Wong Architects shares his advice on creating ultra-luxe superyacht interiors LUXURY IS COMFORT Comfort to me means not only well proportioned and ergonomically correct designs, but they should also be visually pleasing, and in the case of designing cabins at sea, it is better to have fewer sharp corners. Plush cushions on well-upholstered sofas, padded walls with leather, and smoothly curved handrails in high gloss timber or lacquer are details that will remain lingering in the memory of your guests on board for decades.

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One of the most luxurious boats in the Mediterranean, Lauren L is an exquisitely designed yacht boasting 20 cabins and 40 berths – the ideal base for a summer celebration. There is also an abundance of thrilling activities on offer including water skiing, kneeboarding, windsurfing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and kayaking as well as access to a Jet Ski and three Waverunners. Those wanting a slightly slower pace can enjoy the on-board gym or a dip in the ocean before relaxing on the sundeck. Other amenities include four guest area decks, inside and outside dining areas, a children’s playroom, continuously updated film and music library and a beauty salon and spa, just to name but a few. For the ultimate in relaxation, Lauren L boasts zero speed stabilisation to ensure comfort at anchor and whilst underway.

LUXURY IS SENSUAL Our sense of luxury is deeply psychological and saturated with images of our perceptions on sensuality. Nothing cuts closer to the point than introducing hyper tactile materials like cashmere, leather, raw silk, faux fur, marble, satin, velvet, high gloss timber, crystals, and lacquer. These all bring out the drama and contrast between warm and cold, hard and soft, textured and smooth making the experience totally unforgettable and quietly touching.

LUXURY IS GLAMOUR Revisiting the Art Deco Era is an obvious choice but not necessarily the most straight forward one. Any objects of desire must be perfectly lit in this special setting and therefore closely collaborating with an experienced lighting consultant would be highly recommended. You can include dark rosewood in high gloss finish contrasts with shimmering crystals inspired by the creations of Lalique and Swarovski. Classic deco pieces of furniture adds precedence to this space exuding an air reminiscent of a time when “The Great Gatsby” was written.

Available per day from £84,659 / €99,286 / $117,509

LUXURY IS FANTASY My ‘Futura’ project will have you traveling forward in time where you will arrive in a fantastic realm. Inspired by Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, spiral sunshades mimic Verner Panton’s chandeliers to create a translucent backdrop for energy-pod inspired futuristic sofas and go-chairs at dining by Lovegrove.

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