Onboard the 70m Benetti Alfa with interior designer Luxury Projects

The Italian-based design firm Luxury Projects unleashed their creativity when curating the interior spaces of the 70-metre Benetti superyacht Alfa. The design team worked closely with the owner for this fully custom new-build, ensuring that his dream became a reality. Alfa yacht cruisingBenetti themselves penned the exterior design and naval architecture of this 2020-launched superyacht, pairing the same level of creativity and sophistication found inside. She radiates a classic elegance thanks to her strong, muscular lines and a modern straight bow. Not only is Alfa generous in length, she also spans four decks and boasts an impressive 1,442 GT of interior volume.Alfa yacht by Benetti in MonacoPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesAlfa yacht deckLaura Pomponi, CEO and Founder of Luxury Projects, has spoken out about the design process of this 70-metre project, explaining how her team created “photorealistic renders in order to define every detail since the beginning of the concept phase.” Alfa yacht saloonPhoto: Leonardo AndreoniAlfa yacht saloonPhoto: Leonardo AndreoniAlfa yacht saloonPhoto: Leonardo AndreoniAlfa can accommodate as many as 14 guests alongside 21 crew; six guest staterooms are located on the lower deck, each with its own ensuite. The owner’s area has added privacy and space, as Luxury Projects dedicated an entire deck for exclusive use. The owner has a separate bathroom and dressing room, as well as an office, entertainment area with a private home theatre, and a gym and massage room. Pomponi noted that “Ceilings have innovative shapes and lighting has a central role in the whole project. The client specifically instructed us that the design and actual execution needed to be absolutely faithful”.Alfa yacht at anchor“The owners are quite tall,” Pomponi added, “and specifically requested to establish the minimum height of the rooms and where possible, to make the most of the allowances by the metal construction of the yacht. The result is an owner's cabin with a dome height of 2,420mm as well as a beach club that has a ceiling height of 2,112mm.”Alfa yacht stateroomPhoto: Leonardo AndreoniAlfa yacht studyPhoto: Leonardo Andreoni Alfa’s beach club is not only large in height, as it’s also voluminous in size. Ingeniously, Luxury Projects installed a 1.20 metre pool on her aft deck that can be lowered to be flush with the beach club, seamlessly connecting the spaces and marking it as a multi-functional space. When the owner has a number of guests onboard, the pool can be done away with and the aft and beach club can be converted into a function space for parties, or used for more sedate daytime use as a large lounging area. Alfa yacht deckAlfa yacht cruisingCreating a calming ambiance played a pivotal role in the design process, and Luxury Projects made great use of its in-house professional light design team. Luxury Projects studied the best way to enhance the colours and finishes onboard to make areas cosy where they needed to be cosy, and warm and muted when this was the desired effect. Alfa yacht deckAlfa yacht deckAlfa yacht tender garage“As our client is also an ‘Art lover’, we made a whole series of recesses, displays, illuminated niches to suit his preferences”, points out Laura Pomponi. “Throughout the yacht we created spaces for display of art, sculptures and paintings. Part of our whole lighting project are also the custom-made decorative lamps we designed from scratch with special finishes”.Alfa yacht staircaseRead: Benetti superyacht Alfa in Monaco

To ensure that the art and design of the interior spaces were the only ‘eye catch’ onboard Alfa, Luxury Projects devised a strategy, which has been dubbed ‘sea-fastening’. The team integrated all cables and wiring in a fashion in a way that they’re all hidden – no visible cabling. This is also true with the AC grids and inlets throughout, all of which have been disguised so that no garish panels can be found. Alfa yacht bathroomAlfa yacht gymAlfa yacht spaThe devil is in the details with Alfa, and Luxury Projects sourced an array of “special and innovative materials to create the element of surprise”. Working in collaboration with some outstanding Italian artisans, the team picked out only the best materials for Alfa. She has finishes of bronze “liquid metal” and pearl white resin that have a “3D effect”, not to forget the “Flexible Stone Veneer” – “a revolutionary product that lets you have a stone wall made out of real natural stone on a polymer composite back.”Alfa yacht saloonAlfa yacht saloonRead: Custom-built 70m Benetti superyacht Alfa is for sale

Decorative motifs are also found throughout Alfa to create a home-like comfort and a sense of “motion”. In lieu of anything shiny, glittery, or playful, Luxury Projects went the natural route and opted for materials such as marble, wood, carpet, and leather. The choice was part of the reason which led Alfa to bag the coveted International Yacht & Aviation AWARDS 2021 for the Best Wall Coverings.Alfa yacht at anchor

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