Attention to detail: Inside the 80m Artefact

Written by Laura Nicholls

As one of the most complex and environmentally-friendly vessels Nobiskrug has ever undertaken, the 80-metre superyacht Artefact is anything but ordinary. Getting to know more about this feature-rich superyacht has been a tantalizing trial. But now, after an up-close-and-personal account of what’s on board, SuperYacht Times shares how the well-known supplier List GC took to piecing together the yacht’s innovative interior.Artefact yacht by Nobiskrug in Kiel CanalPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe climate-conscious owner wanted life onboard Artefact to be an all-encompassing experience. This desire was translated into a sophisticated and stunning interior design with dynamic visual elements – all of which bear the hallmark of interior designer Reymond Langton Design.Artefact yacht beach clubPhoto: Francisco MartinezTasked with outfitting her interiors, List GC realised most of the indoor spaces onboard Artefact: the entire family deck with its suites, cinema and owner’s lounge, the main saloon, dining and the main-deck day head. The team also equipped the tai chi area, the bridge and captain’s area, the corridor and the gym. One of the biggest challenges on board was to ensure the interior, furniture and wall structures worked together to achieve the perfect acoustics.Artefact yacht saloonPhoto: Francisco MartinezArtefact yacht diningPhoto: Francisco MartinezWith floor-to-ceiling glass walls up to 3 metres in height, the yacht’s large indoor spaces needed to be refined with particular substructures to gain the desired sense of sound in each of the interior areas. To do this, List GC innovated a custom solution by applying substrate three-layer ceiling “skins” comprising a baseboard, 3D milled acoustic foam and acoustic fleece for all wall and ceiling panels. Once put together, the supporting panels were perforated with holes and the surfaces individually adjusted to refine the acoustics. Due to the various shapes of the panels, the supporting materials had to be curved and milled to ensure a perfect fit.Artefact yacht cinemaPhoto: Francisco MartinezWith floor-to-ceiling, fully glazed façades, the bridge area features the acoustic concept in the walls, ceilings and cabinets. Whereas the owner’s office, VIP cabins and cinema are decorated with List GC’s three-dimensional custom-made ceiling panels made from corrugated leather. In the main saloon, the ceiling is covered with a large number of individual wooden ribs surrounded by backlit panels clad with leather. The walls are adorned with processed bleached quilted maple assembled into wave shapes with narrow 3D panels for a more striking effect. In this space, and throughout the yacht, technical equipment such as ceiling spots, speakers, sprinklers and fire detectors are seamlessly integrated into the design.Artefact yacht staircasePhoto: Francisco MartinezIn the owner’s bathroom, List GC installed white stone with grey veins with an eye-catching blue agate as a feature on the wall. This crystalline stone was cut into fine slices and embedded into transparent epoxy resin to make it translucent. Also in this part of the yacht, the partially freestanding furniture in front of the full-height glass façade is completely three-dimensional, as are those in the owner’s lounge, finished with quilted maple veneer. This table concept was replicated in the wheelhouse, where combined carbon, leather and glass with varnished walnut was used to help house the bridge technology.Artefact yacht interior detailPhoto: Francisco MartinezArtefact yacht interior detailPhoto: Francisco MartinezIn terms of materials, high-quality veneer, fine leather, marble, gold-plated details and surfaces with special coatings make up Artefact’s extraordinary interior surfaces. A special detail on board can be found in front of the glass façade in the dining saloon, where a freestanding sideboard made from walnut veneer flows into a special surface of “liquid metal” varnish. Also, in the tai chi area, the sideboards are made from root burl veneer with gold-plated routing. Artefact yacht by NobiskrugPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesThe wishes and ideas of the owner have been transformed into a unique object that will no doubt make waves for years to come with its smart and architectural design. As List GC continues to strive to be one step ahead of these innovations, find out how the team can help you realise your dream project by contacting them directly via the details below.



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