UK, London. The first SuperyachtDesign magazine of the year has arrived and within it is the first sponsored Product Special — an annual guide with the latest products to come from suppliers and luxury brands around the world. Together with our newly developed Product section on, it easier than ever to find and access the latest furnishings, materials and products on the market at any time, in any location.

The Product Special is supported by features that explore the world of furniture and furnishings on board. This edition of Perspectives looks at the practicalities of furnishings on board and how they could be designed and built better.  

“Everything always looks great when you first set up a boat, but after just the first season things can look horrendous,” says Zyanya Sebastian, purser of Cloudbreak. While the crew have a lot to say on the practical elements of furniture and product design, our guest columnist Ben van Berkel from Dutch studio UNStudio, which reimagines the concept of static furniture and makes it far more organic, discusses some of the studio’s work in Guest Suite.

Main salon and dining room on Galaxy

Detail is pivotal to any great design, especially when looking at furniture or product pieces, which is why embroidery specialist Victoria Bain spends many hours ensuring every detail is seen in her works. “Precision and finish in this game, it is the ultimate,” explains Bain in relation to her work, the focus of this edition of Artisan. “Yes it is unique and yes it has to fulfill all the criteria, but for the designer it is about having everything perfect.”

Getting it perfect was one of the many aims for the team behind Rossinavi’s 39.3m Taransay, which takes a step back to the 1930s, achieving the splendour of the 20th century in a new build project by utilising technology of the 21st century.

Rossinavi’s 39.3m Taransay

From the visual to the technical, this issue tackles the challenges of the new Polar Code on the design process, while the focus of Design Debate is on the impact of the International Maritime Organization’s Tier III NOx requirements, which apply to new builds over 500gt as of the 1st January 2016 and vessels under 500gt in 2021.

DeepFlight's Dragon

This issue also looks below the waterline, as we speak to Van Oossanen Naval Architects about its hull design solutions in Case Study, while in Focal Point leading manufacturers of personal submarines reveal the innovations that make underwater exploration easier and safer.

From what exists today to what the future might offer, in this edition of Concepts we speculate on the ideas and thinking that may influence the projects of tomorrow. While we speak to designers Fiona Diamond and Steve Gresham about bringing the quality and attention to detail that is demanded on superyachts to residential projects.

Steve Gresham and Fiona Diamond (L-R). Image by Justin Ratcliffe

“You never show a wire — it’s always routed through the legs of tables, chairs or cabinets,” says Diamond. “That knowledge is ingrained in me now and I bring it into my residential projects.”