AND MARGHERITA CASPRINI
ON THE INTERIORS OF RJ
Francesco Paszkowski & Margherita Casprini - Designers
PASZKOWSKI DESIGN STUDIO,
ANCONA, 01 SEPTEMBER 2021
“The owner had very precise ideas. We had already worked with him and we were confident we could meet his wishes for his new boat. It means we have been able to start from a privileged position in the interior design process,” Francesco Paszkowski says.
CDM What about your relationship with the yard? Cantiere delle Marche were so strongly committed to achieving goals and the synergy we established with the yard was a great support for us in creating the new yacht and turning the owner’s wishes into reality. We can say a perfect team work has been created among the owner, the shipyard and our studio.
CDM As you step on board, RJ’s interior spaces embrace you in their hushed and sophisticated atmosphere. How did you get that? The interior design features balance and harmony of colours and materials throughout the yacht. The owner brief for a welcoming and elegant interior was achieved by putting an emphasis on predominant light neutral hues, alternately combined with dark shades, designing some unique furniture pieces, matching the same materials in different ways while keeping the same atmosphere everywhere. Polished bleached and brushed oak was selected for the walls together with rosewood and leather and combines with brushed oak slats chosen for the floor while lacquered panels were used for the ceilings. Polished rosewood was also selected for the furniture exterior while the furniture interior features rosewood with matt finishing. Jerusalem Stone is the marble chosen for all the bathrooms which combines with rosewood and oak to provide the contrasting colour decoration between dark and light hues and to match the overall interior decoration. Careful attention was given to the different finishing of the materials: extra clear glass was selected for the doors in the lobby and the shelves in the living on the main deck, smoky glass for wardrobe doors and the top of bedside tables. Leather enhances the understated yet elegant vibe on board by decorating the bedhead and the wardrobe doors in the master suite and covering the steps of the airy staircase connecting the decks inside, while wallpaper decorates the walls behind the bedheads in the Vip and guest cabins. Made-in-Italy manufacturers such as Minotti, Poltrona Frau and Flexform were selected for sofas, armchairs, chairs and coffee tables, while all custom-made beds, bedside tables and furniture, were designed by our studio. All bathroom fittings and accessories are by the Italian Zucchetti and Paffoni. Light spots are by Altraluce designed by our studio.
CDM What are the layout’s highlights? The layout offers accommodation to guests on the lower deck with two Vip suites and two guests, while the owner apartment is located forward on the main deck with walk-in wardrobe and private office. On top of that, the main deck accommodates the dining and living area and a large galley and a pantry. A novel feature is the glass sliding door into the galley on main deck, which becomes a show kitchen (although there is a second door to the main salon and dining room), and the adjoining pantry that also has access to the starboard corridor leading to the master stateroom. The upper deck features a further salon which includes a games ‘room’ separated from the lounge with drop-down TV screen by a partial glass screen. On the Upper deck there is even space for a proper ship’s office and the captain’s cabin behind the wheelhouse.