Even during one of the most unprecedented years on record, Reymond Layton managed to successfully deliver an impressive seven superyachts over the course of the previous eighteen months. We were curious as to what the design studio had to say about acheiving such a spectacular goal given the current global circumstances: "We delivered a few just before the pandemic and a couple during the pandemic" shared Pascale. "It was a bit of a challenge. Artefact was delivered in the middle of the pandemic, which was the worst one because we couldn't see her go".
One of the most avant garde yachts to be delivered in recent years, the 80m motor yacht Artefact was exhibiting at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Her asymmetrical exteriors and impressive glasswork is a far cry from the miniscule portholes of yachting history: "In the old days you would have small windows because of the structure of the glass and the steel, it was the regulations. Now glass technology has increased so much you can have huge, huge windows." shared Andrew. "There is a view of the sea from every room, but at the same time the place is super cosy and comfortable." added Pascale.
Searching for inspiration can be difficult when embarking upon a new project; the founders shared with us the collaborative sources of inspriation when beginning an innovative and inspirational interior design such as M/Y Artefact: "The clients are the inspiration. The owner and the family are quite incredible people who had great ideas." Pascale commented. "It was an incredible family, an incredible design brief. This was to be his first yacht and his last yacht." Andrew added.
How can you top the interior of such an impressive yacht? Well Reymond Langton has no plans of slowing down, they shared with us the future plans for the design studio: "We have two 100m yachts in construction at the moment, so they will be delivered in 2023." shared Andrew Langton. "And one of them is to be quite daring!" divulged Pascale Reymond.