Based in Aix-en-Provence, South of France, British designer Alex McDiarmid has teamed up with New York-based interior designer Stef-Albert to create interior design for the striking 87-metre mega yacht IWANA, focusing on the Owner’s Deck and Main Deck, with guest dining, bar & entertainment areas. A love for great design as well as their mutual admiration of opposite yet very complimentary skills brought the two passionate designers together in creating the magnificent interior design for luxury superyacht IWANA.
“Alex’s designs and concepts are slick, progressive but never experimental nor contrived. To me balance and proportion are key elements in design that are often overlooked for the sake of size and flash. Like elegant sports cars, his vessels are eye catching, new, artistic and original. These vessels will stand the test of time as artistic creations of unique individual character and form.” – Stef-Albert, Interior Designer.
“A privilege to work with such a talented, unique and creative mind. A designer who truly understands the principal of ‘less is more’ and who’s sought after style translates as second to none when nothing less than the magic of individuality will do.” – Alex McDiarmid, Designer.
Boasting an amazing art collection and the finest custom furnishings, the unique interiors of luxury yacht IWANA take inspiration from the slick and timeless design of the exterior. They provide guests aboard this breath-taking vessel with the ultimate experience of modern yet timeless sophistication of balance, beauty and rhythm.
“Inspired by the beautiful curves and lines of Iwana’s exterior, it was important to me to balance form and function and create a coherent flow from the outside in,” comments Stef-Albert.
Luxury super yacht IWANA provides deluxe and timeless accommodation for up to 16 guests in 8 lavish cabins. Boasting a magnificent bedroom and vast class ceiling, the top and upper most private Owner’s Deck ensures maximum privacy and intimacy from the rest of the yacht. Closest to the open skies, it sports beautiful shades of blue in ranges of indigo – reflecting night skies and the deep ocean – through sky and powder blue mixed up with white and gold as references to the clouds and sun. With unique finishes, leathers, fabrics and hand blown Venetian glass light fixtures, it forms the perfect backdrop for the multi-million dollar art collection.
Made of steel and aluminium, IWANA superyacht boasts a superstructure integrating a full length, panoramic roof window running over the yacht. This incorporates a solar panel system in the ‘Magic Smart Glass‘. All glass on the yacht is electronically and colour switchable changing instantly for privacy, sun/glare protection and visual entertainment, just like panoramic roof windows on modern cars.