Design Centre Stories

Here Comes The Sun

Visionnaire’s work aboard 89m private yacht Here Comes The Sun is like a shot of pure Vitamin D. The Italian brand has spearheaded the interior design across the yacht, filling every room with its furniture.

Spaces are unified by a classic maritime palette of blue and white – with natural timber and warm neutrals to offset these crisp tones – with contemporary silhouettes that never compete too much with the main attraction of the seascapes beyond. The living room is dominated by a huge U-shaped ‘Basial Dual’ sofa, each end punctuated by a ‘Auryn’ table in lacquered wood and timber, while the ‘Kerwan’ dining table combines metal and strikingly veined marble, with contrasting concave and convex forms – a high-drama piece complemented by the ‘Astrid’ dining chairs, with their snow-white leaf-design quilted backs.

Outside on deck, Visionnaire’s performance furniture provides the perfect place to lounge and soak up the sun. ‘Kathryn’ is made from marine plywood that curves up to meet a woven linen rope back, with leather and brass tassels that provide a delightful detail, while ‘Galloway’ mixes iroko, stainless steel and polished aluminium, with slatted sides to feel the ocean breeze through. The master bedroom’s leather ‘Bastian’ bed sits in the middle of the room, giving an opportunity to admire its craftsmanship across 360 degrees, including its padded upholstery and contrast piping.

Based in Bologna, Visionnaire’s production is spread out across a network of 30 workshops across Italy, and in many cases the brand keeps long-held skills and traditions alive, in everything from furniture-making to metalwork and glass. There are 3,500 pieces in its collection, with bespoke work – and large-scale, start-to finish projects like Here Comes The Sun – a particular speciality.

Visionnaire, First Floor, South Dome