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Guido de Groot Design Art Nouveau and Art Deco superyacht interiors


Dutch design studio Guido de Groot Design has recently worked on two unique interior projects on board superyachts. Briefed with the two very different interior styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the company have successfully designed two challenging but spectacular superyacht interiors.

Manifesting itself at the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau was a style that was prominent in western Europe and throughout the U.S until the beginning of the First World War. The style was characterised by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms. The style was replaced with the more rectilinear Modernist style which was perceived as easier to produce and this in turn, with its machine aesthetic, led onto Art Deco. A glamorous style, several iconic Art Deco designs include the Chrysler building in New York, the Cord 812 car, and the interiors of the ocean liner, Normandie.

A difficult project to undertake, the team at Guido de Groot state, “For both projects our design team went to great lengths to translate the best of each style into a modern yacht. We ensured that we retained a very clear design signature for each project; “Art Nouveau” with elaborate ornamentation and complexity, and “Art Deco” with the repetition of geometric shapes and motifs. Both projects were challenging but were carried out with great dedication.”

By Gemma Fottles

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