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DIV Shipbuilding Group recently made headlines as the contract was signed to build the ‘world’s largest private residence yacht’, the 282-metre NJORD. The intriguing project will feature 118 private residences for sale, as well as a number of superyacht amenities and design features. A far cry from a conventional superyacht, NJORD could not by the same token be fairly labelled a cruise ship, and will also incorporate a vision of sustainability and scientific research. We caught up with exterior designer Espen Oeino to discuss the multifaceted project, and whether she is symbolic of larger shifting trends in superyacht ownership and enjoyment.
Bright and early on the second day at the show, we were joined by Francesca Muzio, Owner of FM Architettura d'Interni. We discussed their diverse portfolio of design work as well as their bespoke approach to each project with passion and drive for excellence...
Superyacht concepts provide an important part in the advancement of the yachting market. Some are more extreme than others but more often than not there is an element or two that stand out to push the industry away from the norm. We take a look at the design concepts that have caught our eye so far this year and point out the features that make them special.
FM Architettura d’Interni's recent superyacht concept MY 77M illustrates a drastic shift underway in the world of of interior design. Confronting the shifting mentality of yachting, they share with us their plans in reinventing their approach to innovation as they discuss emotion, purpose, spacial choreography, and the future in design.
As the yachting world moves toward a new kind of era; where exploration and experience reigns supreme over statement and showiness, the world of interiors naturally follows suit. Benetti M/Y Waku encapsulates this, with everything owed to the interior talent FM Architettura d'Interni, proving how a space "feels" for an owner is every bit about design than build.
FM Architetture D’Interni are world leaders in the field of interior design, having applied their talents to such lavish venues as the Shangri-La hotel in London and the Beirut Penthouse in Lebanon.