UK, London. Tim Gosling, the principal designer and founder of furniture specialist Gosling, has launched a new marine-specific collection called Gosling Marine. The latest range has been developed for use on the exterior deck and is made from carbon fibre and features teak detailing. The collection aims to provide a wider choice of furniture for this area of the superyacht, as Gosling believes that, in contrast to the interior, the choice of suitable exterior furniture is limited.
“Carbon fibre allows you to design and create pieces that would normally have to be much thicker and heavier,” explains the English designer. “Rather like the leap forward in the technical ability to make steam bent and laminate furniture at the turn of the 19th-century, carbon fibre allows you to create unusual shapes.”
Known for its high quality and bespoke furniture, Gosling is no stranger to the superyacht industry having supplied yachts before. However, as Tim reveals, the decision to offer a luxury marine-specific collection came from the desire to experiment with a new material that would work well on deck. “The idea of using carbon fibre was the main attraction for us in developing this collection. I have always been led by craftsmanship and the idea that boundaries can be broken. It’s a wonderful dialogue between the artisan and the designer.”
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