The much-awaited Monaco Yacht Show (September 25-28) will showcase the most impressive and innovative yachts created by titans of boatbuilding and design, and inside each one equally fabulous furnishings provide that extra wow-factor. Here is a selection of such pieces that will be on display at the event.
Agresti – Smart Identity armoire
Brand new from the Florentine fine furniture maker, this handmade, interactive armoured armoire comes in finishes of classic Canaletto walnut or polished ebony. Your valuables are encased in a white leather interior that comes with six Swiss-made winders for your automatic timepieces and a secret compartment.
A wealth of technological safeguards include a two-step access process involving a biometric fingerprint scanner and facial recognition, video recordings of break-in attempts, and alarm messages activated when under physical threat.
Tribù – Elio chair collection
The Belgian family-run design house specialising in high-end outdoor furniture can add discreet luxury to your superyacht with its new Elio collection, conceived in collaboration with international design house Yabu Pushelberg. In a nod to Helios, the Greek sun god, pieces capture fleeting and luminous hues seen in the sky at dusk.
The teak-framed chairs are weather-resistant, designed for both indoor and outdoor environments, and acrylic-fibre cushioning draws inward in a cocooning effect. Hand weaving creates a material that mimics the gentle touch of light, with gradient effect in the seat and backrest achieved by weaving 16 different colours of yarn into one strand, making each piece one of a kind.
Silverlining Furniture – ‘Elements of Time’ Collection
Premiering at the Monaco Yacht Show, this neo-luxury collection comprises 16 furniture designs inspired by the natural world and fascination with the universe’s changes over millennia. Demonstrating “luxury with a conscience”, beautiful finishes are created with sustainable materials like straw, softwoods, palm leaves, second-grade leathers, wood veneer marquetry, wire-eroded metal and leather offcuts.
Names like Tectonic Plateaus, Lunar Halo, Iridescent Flare and Tefoni Fire, reflect owner requirements for lower maintenance and modern yacht aesthetics of lighter, lower sheen, more tactile finishes. In addition to palaces, luxury residences and museums, the British furniture maker has left its mark on some 100 superyachts, including Oceanco M/Y Equanimity and Blohm + Voss M/Y Palladium.
Tai Ping – Brio Collection
Launching at MYS, Brio is a texture-driven pass-tufted carpet collection, made using artisanal mechanical techniques to recreate the look of hand-made carpet. Designed to be installed easily and without seams, it helps to provide a feeling of spaciousness. Unrivaled pile density and smoothness bring tactile luxury underfoot, developed from yarns in 80 custom colours using New Zealand wool and dull silk. Extra customisation is also available with the choice of an extended palette of 480 colours, or opting for more luxurious yarns like felted wool, half-wool-half-silk combinations and in-house innovated hard-wearing man-made fibres. Each Brio carpet can become a unique piece, with the application of custom pattern and texture by skilled artisans.
Gosling – Lounge Tub Chair
Part of the Gosling Marine deck furniture collection and conceived for superyachts, inspirations draw from luxury travel in the 1930s and lightweight materials used on airships. Designer Tim Gosling is very involved with the marine industry, having recently designed exterior furniture for Feadship’s 94-metre (308-foot) M/Y Lady S. Visually perfect for any yacht, the Lounge Tub Chair combines a white carbon-fibre frame, traditional teak trim and a stainless steel inlay for utmost durability, corrosion-resistance and low maintenance.
First commissioned in 2017, it was awarded the Bespoke Guild Mark in late 2018, which recognises excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function for items with very limited production runs.