by Mark in Architecture
Summer is approaching and many of us dream of holidays at the seaside. That's why we want to show you a different kind of house, one that you could take with you on the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Actually, it is the house that could carry you to places, because we are talking about the Slojo, a yacht, made by the American company, Delta.
Aside from the latest technological innovations that allowed him to sail safely, the lucky owner of this luxurious floating house wished to have a space that reflected his life philosophy and style: namely, to serenely enjoy life by travelling and taking pleasure in the gifts of nature, culture and art. Thus, the name of his yacht is Slojo, short from "slow journey".
The employed designer Tom Stringer opted for a linear contemporary style with a highlight on generous spaces and natural illumination.
The furniture tapestry comes in natural fabrics such as cashmere or silk and in neutral colours, so that the attention falls on the contrast between the four shades of the noble wood fibres chosen for the furniture, walls and floor: anigre (a shade of light caramel), teak (a natural satin finish), walnut (a glossy lacquer) and mozambic (a rare essence with a stunning visual impact).
The inlays are made of stainless steel tapestry fabrics and natural leather, thus completing the stylish interior and giving it an elegant, luxurious and refined look. The atmosphere remains however a warm and familiar one, so that the owner and his guests could relax and socialize at leisure.
In the grand saloon there are illuminated niches covered in white leather, in which the owner displays his collection of ethnographic art collected during his journeys through Africa and Asia.
The four bedroom-cabins (each having their own bathroom) maintain the same decorative style.
Special attention was given also to the exterior four decks of the yacht, where there are specially organised areas for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. There are also a bar, a Jacuzzi, a quiet a dinning and lounge area and a playing area to be found on the decks.
Photo: Kristina Strobel
After seeing these pictures, you'll probably be tempted to close your eyes and dream of fascinating journeys...