Redesigning the interior of a1954 Swedish Minelayer to MY Lady Vista within an 8 week refit prompted an ‘adaptive response’. The physical properties of a traditional yacht hull and frame provide stable protection from a wide range of extreme environmental forces in many constantly changing conditions.
A responsive approach requires taking this functionality as a starting point and creating an interior environment that responds to the multitude of changing situations demanded of an ocean going yacht, and its occupants.
An effective, intelligent yacht interior design incorporates factors such as colour, light and form to regulate energy flow through a series of disciplines.
By applying this process, the interior of MY Lady Vista has been transformed from purely functional to intelligent. A stylish, comfortable, go anywhere, family holiday vessel, incorporating a neutral colour palette, natural materials and particular attention to creative lighting, whilst sensitively retaining a sense of drama.
When headhunted to create a life sized, 2 story house using standard Lego bricks for the James May series Toy Stories, it was immediately apparent this was not going to be a ‘Play House’. 4.5 million of these iconic building blocks were utilised to build, not only the house, but also appliances and functioning furniture.
Some serious playtime was employed in order to understand the functionality and unique building techniques required to realise this project. The decorative design was another aspect that pushed creativity to the limits in order to achieve the seamless, glass like finish that showcase this product to its best advantage. Taking inspiration from the work of artist Piet Mondrian, a sleek modernist approach resulted in an interior bursting with vibrant hues and reflective surfaces.
If its never been done before, then theres no way to do it wrong, and judging by the unanimously positive response received, this project was very right.