HIGHLIGHTS OF MONACO YACHT SHOW 2017
26 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
Last September the glamorous Principality of Monaco greeted approx. 34,000 visitors on the occasion of the 27th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show - the unmissable worldwide luxury and yachting event.
Situated in the legendary Port Hercules, the show is the world’s finest selection of superyachts which gathers together each year yachting industry leaders, yacht owners and also yacht designers and suppliers of luxury goods.
I was extremely excited to visit the show this year and find out about the latest trends and products for yachts form some of the most skilled makers. Here is my curation:
Founded in 1867 in the French village of Ercuis by the priest Adrien Celeste Pillon, the prestigious silver manufacturer is today one of the leading companies specialising in luxury silverware and tableware. Characterised by elegance and distinctive designs, the Ercuis exquisite collections are used today in the finest hotels, private residences and yachts around the globe.
Raynaud Limoges is the story of a family who have refined the art of Limoges porcelain since the 19th century. Throughout the years, Raynaud have earned an international reputation thanks to their magnificent colours and iconic designs, inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, The Imperial Palace of Saint-Petersbourg or the Hungarian ‘pearls and enamels’ motifs, along with the modern patterns designed by Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau or Alberto Pinto.
Here some of the finest examples of Ercuis cutlery presented with Raynaud porcelaine.
Crystal Caviar - The Glass Art Connoisseur
At Crystal Caviar the skilled North-Bohemian glassblowing artists are very passionate about their craft and use long-established traditional techniques to create bespoke luxurious pieces.
Since 2010, when the company was established by Marek Landa, it has become one of the most important suppliers of crystal chandeliers and artwork to the yachting industry, luxury residences but also the public sector.
Thanks to their dedicated team of designers, craftsmen and also to collaborations with top Bohemian glass artists such as Vlastimil Beránek and Jan Frydrych, Crystal Caviar designs are a pure delight for the eye.
Their bespoke products can all be adapted to yacht interiors and include custom chandeliers, wall lights, table lamps, columns and glass artworks, or decorative glass for inlays and interior architecture.
Marmor Hotavlje - Stone-Cutting Craftsmanship
Stone-cutting experts from Hotavlje, Slovenia since 1721, Marmor Hotavlje are a prominent name in their trade, well known for their expertise and creativity. The company has extended its area of expertise and provides stone solutions for private residences and villas luxury hotels, facades, public or business buildings, restoration of architectural heritage along with bespoke stone furniture, to mention just a few.
Combining many years of tradition with cutting-edge technologies, the company has managed to penetrate the yachting market and design some of the finest mega yachts and sailboats such as Sea Cloud, MY Princess Mariana or MY Alfa Nero.
With more than 70 superyacht projects completed since year 2000, Marmor Hotavlje were present this year again at Monaco Yacht Show with unique stone-crafted pieces on display at their stand.
Preciosa - A Passion for Crystal Chandeliers
Born in the Crystal Valley region in Bohemia, Czech Republic, famous for its fine glass manufactures, Preciosa has been cultivating the art of Bohemian crystal chandeliers since 1742.
Faithful to its rich heritage and traditional techniques of crystal cutting yet keeping a keen eye on innovative design and technologies, Preciosa has established a solid reputation as masters of bespoke crystal installations for the luxury market.
This year Preciosa were again one of the official partners of the Monaco Yacht Show where they displayed their Maritime Portfolio and exquisite lighting designs from their ‘Cultivation of Chandeliers’, carefully adapted to the special requirements of the yachting market.
Moreover, they were delighted to design and produce the Monaco Yacht Show’s award trophies, an abstract interpretation of the ocean waves, translated into the surface of crystal.
PhB Paris - Luxurious Weaves
PhB Paris specialise in hand-made woven goods and coverings for the luxury markets, including aviation, yachting, private residences, hospitality and casinos, working closely with artists and designers to bring their ideas to life.
Blending noble raw materials such as pashmina, mohair, Tibetan wool, silk and leather, the company creates elegant fabrics, hand-woven, tufted, knotted and Axminster rugs, upholstery leather and wall coverings, always in conformity with every technical and environmental standards and requirements.
PhB Paris are market leaders in the yachting sector being present this year at Monaco Yacht Show where they displayed their beautiful woven collections.
Acqua dell’Elba- The Essence of The Sea
Acqua dell’Elba is the dream come true of three partners - Fabio, Chiara and Marco - with a common passion for perfumes and sailing.
Born on the fascinating Elba island and inspired by the striking scents of the Mediterranean sea, Acqua dell Elba artisanal fragrances are made of noble ingredients and locally produced in its own laboratories in the ancient fishing village of Marciana Marina.
This year they were present at Monaco Yacht Show with their newly added Yachting Line - a crafted curation of authentic products offering a unique fragrant experience. Aqua dell’Elba Yachting is an exciting range of home diffusers and refills, room sprays and complimentary sets of shampoo, hair conditionner, body lotion, shower gel and moisturising soap.
The bath kits include beach towels which can be personalised with embroidery, bath robes, linen sarongs and swim trunks all in striking marine green with stripes design.
Monaco Yacht Show 2017 has been again a tremendous source of inspiration and creativity for yachting and interior design and I look forward to visiting it next year.
Special thanks to Virginie Jouve, Kristýna Brožová, Sandi Čeferin, Jarmila Skočdopolová, Sarah Gracia and Acqua dell'Elba for the beautiful images and information.