AOB: Other than the colour scheme, what other elements did you add in order to achieve this look?
CG: To create a fresh yet ineffable, intriguing atmosphere we were attentive to light, both natural and artificial. Natural light inundates all environments on board during the day and is reflected by different materials which, despite being coloured with the same pure white, create different shades and textures.
At dusk, the atmosphere changes. The lighting system adds drama to the beauty of the interior areas. By placing lighting fixtures at different levels, horizontally, vertically and even diagonally, and controlling each lighting point in total autonomy we use the light to define or enhance a space. Different combinations can be used to create different moods or highlight a design feature depending on what the Owner desires.
AOB: Speaking of desires, how did you come to choose a rare Belgian marble to use throughout the interior? We haven't seen it used anywhere else...
CG: We always look for exquisite or rare materials. Marble is my favourite material by the way and by virtue of my academic training as a sculptor I know and appreciate its characteristics and specificities. We managed to procure the last existing slabs of a rare Belgian marble from the quarry and used them to clad two day heads, to introduce a true sense of luxury.
AOB: Home features a silent cruising mode to improve the atmosphere when dining and socializing. Did the strong emphasis on eating and drinking aboard Home inspire the interior design of the yacht, and its dining spaces in particular?
CG Home is a very silent yacht and our design took this aspect into great consideration. On board Home, as on any other yacht, furniture, fittings, doors, cabinetry, decorative items and accessories are designed to become part of a structure that undergoes strong stresses. Home's hybrid propulsion allows for silent and almost zero vibrations cruising in electric mode and also her furnishing and decoration are designed, built and assembled to dampen any unnecessary noise.
Conviviality is a major issue on board Home, so we might indicate the bar on the Sun Deck as a main socializing point. Its dimensions and organic shape turns it into a focal point. Having said that, we didn't stress the importance of eating and drinking aboard as we gave the same attention, or emphasis, to all kind of activities.