Six bridges spanning 106 meters in length, 23 guest cabins, a lobby of 400 square metres and up to 44 guests: these are the impressive numbers of the My Dream super yacht. For the realisation of the interior design the Ciarmoli Queda studio was chosen, founded in 2009 by Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda.
It is not the first experience of this pair of designers in the yachting sector. They also created the interior design of Caramel, from the Turco shipyard, in collaboration with Numarine. My Dream represents, however, a project of different scope and approach: “Free from every scheme – explain Ciarmoli and Queda – we analysed the spaces and began to imagine domestic places with special attention to comfort. Only a few elements, often repeated, such as the Boiserie of the walls, which in different environments change skin but the design remains faithful, or the ceiling, in fabric or glass. An expedient that creates uniformity, giving a precise sense of identity to each area of the yacht.”
The planning of the interior design aimed at the nautical world has differences compared to traditional sectors such as contract or residential interior design: “In yachting, the boiserie must be completely removable and capable of inspection, and a panel is made up of about 16 different elements. We believe this allows one to understand the incredible attention to detail of the work carried out and the great opportunity we have had in studying even the smallest details,” the duo explain, who also reveal to have drawn inspiration from French cabinet-makers and Italian master craftsmen.
The project finds its maximum expression in the boiserie, where “the spaces follow each other, they widen and then close into small lounges, or are inserted in a continuum of places dedicated to guests such as the bar, the game room, the reading room or the main lounge, where it is possible to converse on large sofas.” The interiors of My Dream are characterised by five colours to enhance the different areas of the yacht: Jade, Azul, Cotedazur, Siena, Acqua.
Each shade carries with it a meaning and a celebration: “Jade refers to the coloured facets of the beautiful oriental stone. Azul and the magnificent blue of Portugal (country of origin of Miguel Queda). Cotedazur and the clear sea that merges with the Mediterranean Sea. Siena with the warm colours of the earth. Acqua as a tribute to the Sea.”
Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda relied on suppliers to ensure quality and reflect the desired style: “To express the concept of modern cabinet-making we chose Annibale Colombo, for the comfort of the sofas we selected De Padova and Flexform. Loro Piana fabrics have played an important role for their quality. And for the entire structural part, from the boiserie to the ceilings, as well as for some fixed furniture, we have collaborated with Yachtline 1618 SpA.” Other suppliers include Marine Leather, Ferreira de Sà, Rubelli, Officina Ciani, Tabu, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, De Padova and Limonta.
And the future? “At the moment we are finishing a hotel project for Kempinsky, in Dubai, but we are laying the foundations for the next nautical project starting with a unique and customisable line of furniture, ideal for yachts.”
Credits Frederic Ducout