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WAKU Superyacht - when light crafts space

…it is a feeling of privileged freedom: maximum sea, maximum comfort and maximum prestige

A matter of synergy

Only something extraordinary could result from the synergy between a design studio creating luxurious sartorial interiors, a shipyard accustomed to challenges, and the most qualified of Italian artisans.  The WAKU Superyacht : 63 meters of curving elegance, where the harmonious balance of light is the leading feature.

Inviting the sea In


We aspired to create a union between the interior spaces and the strong presence of the sea.

The sea then becomes the essential companion; ever available for clearing the mind and soothing the soul.

Materials & Light


The gentle curving oak and shagreen walls with horizontal details gracefully invite the sea and light into the depths of the interiors of WAKU.  Space was shaped around the light flowing into the vessel.  Mirrors were strategically placed to play with the light and depth, revealing and concealing the balanced lines.  In the central staircase, the horizontal grain of the Georgette silk marble meets the grooves of the oak.  The stone has been carved to curve around the stairs and elevator creating a harmonious movement inspired by sand in a bottle. Mirrored surfaces and lighting details beneath the railings amplify the effect.

Modern Traditional Craft 

On board, diverse materials of shagreen, bronze, and fossil merge together in handcrafted bespoke elements. The much sought after fabrics of antique Sardinian looms cover the divans. Woven by skilled hands according to legendary techniques, the geometric knots are symbolic, and are handed down from generation to generation. For the WAKU Superyacht, we reinterpreted the traditional patterns to bring a centuries old sense of soul to a modern space.

Sculpted Statement

An striking sculptured bar, powerful in shape and material, adorns the main saloon left of the entrance.  A custom design by FM Architettura d’Interni, it features cast bronze pieces that are interlaced pieces to create a 3D pattern of great strength and character.

Bedroom Details

In the bedrooms of WAKU, we developed sensuous details, balancing the simplicity of the design with a rich touch. Walls and chest of drawers were crafted using wood curved by hand in a special process. The continuous handles were covered in precious shagreen, enhancing everyday rituals on board. It is a true example of the experience and creativity of the school of Italian Artisans. The wall lamps are made in bronze and linen and for each cabin, a unique hand embroidery is featured.