Gosling Marine, the creators of the first ever marine carbon fibre deck furniture for superyachts, have been commissioned by a London-based client to design and install a home cinema with a ‘superyacht feel’, leading the design team to draw inspiration from their recent work with yacht designers.
The luxurious ‘superyacht-feel’ has been created with clever use of subtle lighting to create shadows, atmosphere and movement in the room, which is essentially made u p of two different spaces: A family room that can change at the press of a button into a cinema with stadium seating. According to the brand, this design would work equally well on a superyacht as on land, making the most of the space available.
The design is far from a dark imposing cinema as the commissioned automation enables the room to be bright and airy, with a feeling of space, grandeur and theatre. The room takes on an entirely new atmosphere when electronically transformed with the low table sinking into the floor void, and the sofas moving toward the screen, where from under this position, stadium seating raises up.
Gosling Marine has installed a lighting control system with a selection of mood settings, with automated blinds and panels that float seamlessly away when a new setting is required.
A fitted 162-inch screen set inside a credenza cabinet made of Harewood, houses the cinema screen, with inset 20mm coining lines in nickel. A projector and display cabinet, have also been made in Harewood with inset 20mm nickel-coining lines, with the cabinet housing two horizontal lit niches.
Above the central display section is a moveable panel to conceal the projector. On the left-hand side is a door, which opens to gain access to the projector and technical equipment. Harewood cornicing runs around the room to match nickel coining.
The stone colour of the walls accents with the grey sycamore and the polished nickel to highlight the shadows. The deco rug, designed by Tim Gosling, represents the sound and radio waves of the BBC during the 1930s. The acoustic walls are made from a composite material, which combined with the fabric and blinds makes the space entirely insulated.
For more information on this project, visit Gosling Marine.