“German-style” was the interior imagined by the Owner of this stunning and important 60m superyacht KAISER built by the prestigious shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen. Designers from the world renowned design studio Bannenberg & Rowell could include ideas for an elegant and sophisticated interior that encompasses a spectrum from Mercedes to Bauhaus, from Jugendstil to Hufhaus. Following some time spent with the client at his homes, it emerged that what the client had in mind, was an interior with a sense of presence and solidity. As a result, motor yacht KAISER features liberal use of panelling, but also exhibiting bold use of colour.
The name of the yacht took inspiration from the walls of the Bannenberg & Rowell´s studio which were pinned with ephemera from World War One Kaiser Class battleships – turret colours and navy medal ribbons, many of which eventually found their way onto the yacht in cushions and other detailing.
More deeply embedded in the architecture are references to German decorative art such as striking intarsia oak doors with their geometric honeycomb patterns, nielloid metal panels inset into doors, bedside tables and bathroom vanity stands and bold marquetry panels encircling the main stairs which, themselves, have a bronzed fretwork balustrade at their core.Timbers in the interior include ovangkol, beli and oak sitting alongside specialist finishes such as mother-of-pearl, eggshellcracked lacquer and embossed leather.
Throughout the build process, the Owner was closely involved, stipulating the exact ergonomics of the sofas on board and even introducing one or two upholstery colours not normally found in the Bannenberg & Rowell colourbook.
Notable features on board include a stone-topped, bronze-doored wine cabinet in the Dining Saloon, bookcases in the Owner’s Study lined with scarlet back-painted glass, and guest cabin bulkheads faced in padded lined, framed in nickel
As on the luxury yacht Kaiser´s sistership super yacht Elandess, the guest cabins can be converted into two full-beam suites by a clever system of hinged doors and panels.