Dutch studio Vripack has revealed the interiors of its M5 explorer-yacht concept, which has been designed to create a home-away-from-home while on the water.
Vripack's interiors feature a wide variety of woods, stone and natural textiles.
The project aims to offer the comforts of home while cruising around the world.
Natural light was a major inspiration behind the design.
Designed for a South-American client, this “globetrotting” displacement yacht features a mix of wood, stone and natural textiles to fit with the owner’s lifestyle and love of kite surfing.
Marnix Hoekstra, creative director at Vripack, said, “After carefully balancing the layout of the yacht to various uses during day and night time, we opted for re-used oak from New York warehouses to cover the floors. It immediately provides the yacht with personality which you can’t get by using a new material.”
According to Vripack, every aspect of a yacht’s layout, from the placement and proportions of the spaces and the relationships between them to the situation of the stairs, service routes and doors, must fit together coherently and align with its owner’s needs and lifestyle.
Hoekstra continued, “Our interiors are all about light, dark and the playful balance in between. So we combined the light sofas, designed by Piet Boon, with a concrete and matt-black steel central staircase. We also only used natural textiles like silk, wool and blends between them.
“This created an understated and original mood. A mood we could design and challenge by the use of our Virtual Reality tool. An in-house feature that also gave the family a clear sense of what their future seagoing home will look and feel like.”
For more information, visit Vripack.