20 May 2020
Following the launch of his own design studio, Wayne Parker has wasted no time in introducing his first concept, a 72-metre superyacht design.
“The fundamentals of good design remain the same regardless of the intended style — carefully selected materials, textures, tones and lighting ensure a balanced and refined design that meets a client’s brief,” says Parker.
“With this 72-metre concept, we wanted to create a look that is both evocative and plays on shape and form while maintaining a balance in the layout that meets the owner’s requirements as well as the day-to-day operation of the yacht. We took inspiration from the futuristic look of spaceships to create the exterior. Keeping the styling simple with bold features such as the bubble window aft on the owners’ deck achieves a unique look and angular details give the profile a striking definition with a strong bow.”
“With the interior, we studied a typical guest cabin layout and took on board feedback from clients who have expressed their views on usability. With this in mind, we created a rhythm of flow from one zone to another.”
“Using the master suite as an example, keeping the dressing room and bathroom open to each other makes the space feel bigger. Within the shower cubicle, we have incorporated a mini spa that allows for a treatment experience in privacy.
The execution of the interior was an exercise in the use of space which is practical yet stylish, and feel that we have found a balance with a layout that works within a small footprint.”
Following 20-plus years in the industry working with highly respected and award-winning studios such as Terence Disdale Design, Donald Starkey Designs, Aqualuce and March & White, Parker has opened Wayne Parker Design (WPD) to serve the superyacht sector.
The British studio offers a complete turnkey service from initial concept generation to the execution and delivery of its designs. WPD uses a combination of the latest technology such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) together with traditional techniques such as free-hand sketching to conceive and deliver a complete interior package that reflects a client’s ideas.
“I have been lucky enough to have worked alongside some of the best creative minds in the industry. There are many aspects that go into delivering an interior that meets a client’s expectations. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some wonderful individuals and look forward to building new relationships under my own studio name.”