…Exploring the world in privacy, freedom and the connection to the sea.
The refit of the Polar Star superyacht was ambitiously completed in just nine months by a skilled, international team. The design talents of Espen Øino and FM Architettura d’Interni came together to recapture underused space both inside and out. A series of small but significant design interventions were made to deliver maximum impact in minimal time.
As you jump from a tender onto the Polar Star, you step into the main entrance of this stunning yacht – the main outdoor deck. Wide stairs leading to a lounging area convey an architectural solemnity that impresses all who enter. The teak wood screen that covers the deck equipment, Owner’s tenders and other water toys, create a feeling of privacy and make this area one of the best-loved areas of visitors to the Polar Star. It’s been found as the perfect space for a sunrise breakfast.
Walking out of the Sky Lounge onto the upper deck of Polar Star, the guests gracefully transition from inside to outside. The covered dining areas unfold into fully open lounge areas at the aft of the vessel. A custom stone clad bar the stretches the entirety recalls the ripples in the sands at the bottom of the sea. The newly organized layout makes for utterly seamless transitions between aperitif, intimate dinners, and late night conversations beneath the moon.
Customized for the Owner of Polar Star, the layout of the entire master cabin was rethought to create more space. The new headboard with its ornate handcrafted 3D leather flowers became the focal point of the room. The subtle pale beige, silver and light grey colors allow the Owner to fully enjoy the vivid colors of their current location in the world. Décor elements, such as aquamarine cushions with wave curves and customized roller blinds with water details, tie in with the calm sea theme that runs throughout the yacht.
We resdesigned the layout of all the four guest cabin rooms, adding functional desks (which can also be used as vanities, extra storage under the beds, and spacious closets. Leather geometry on the walls graces each room, while in the same making every cabin personal and unique. Apart from the colors, the textures also vary from cabin to cabin. Hosting guests aboard the Polar Star Superyacht was brought to a new level of comfort and elegance.
In Fly-bridge deck, redesigned in association with Espen Øino, you really get the feeling of being on top of the world. The new layout of the deck has made it much more functional. An underused staircase was closed off to create more space for the ultimate relaxation area and unique”bubble bar”, designed by FM for the Owner’s favourite champagne aperitifs. This area can also be used as a formal al fresco dining space, with a transformable table. The real highlight of this area though has to be the open-air projector cinema; perfect for starlit movie nights with a glass of champagne.