Monaco Yacht Show 2017

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At Monaco Yacht Show 2017, LINLEY will be showcasing two spectacular pieces of furniture The Cassiopeia Screen and The Odyssey Desk at stand QP19.

At LINLEY, we are inspired by transforming an ethereal idea into a reality, we work with master craftsmen who turn the impossible into the possible. The two pieces of furniture that we are displaying at Monaco are The Odyssey Desk crafted in a rich blue eucalyptus and the Cassiopeia Screen created in collaboration with British artist Jonathan Yeo.

Odyssey Desk

The spectacular Odyssey Desk is created in a sophisticated hand-dyed marine blue eucalyptus who’s veneers seemingly ripple like the ocean. The desk is finished with a light grey pama stringing which frames its prominent outline. The original design was inspired by a client who loves photography and wanted to incorporate the curves of the lenses on his favourite camera into the structure of the desk. The bespoke handles are crafted in bronze and have been wrapped in a sumptuous navy leather, the desk top features a matching leather writing surface. Rather than placed against a wall, the desk is designed to stand in the middle of a room and be admired from all angles.

LINLEY has gained a reputation for fusing innovative design with superlative craftsmanship, often including complicated mechanical touches such as secret drawers and compartments in its designs. Within the curved pedestal of the Odyssey Desk, is a hidden compartment which is opened by a secret button on the other side of the desk, accessible only by the person sitting at it; a signature of LINLEY ingenuity.

Cassiopeia Screen

The combination of our designers’ specialist knowledge of veneers and the expert skills in our workshops have made LINLEY’s marquetry screens renowned, with folding room-dividing screens and wall-hanging artworks, which are especially sought-after for superyachts, being the most popular bespoke commissions. We explored the possibilities between the two, so our designers devised a screen with three panels that rotate between fixed engineered brushed brass and polished aluminium supports.

On one side of the screen is an interpretation, in marquetry, of a reclining nude by British artist Jonathan Yeo. The figure is based on one of his earliest nude paintings, ‘Scarlett (Cassiopeia Study)’, 1999.

Jonathan worked closely with the designers at LINLEY throughout the creative process, hand selecting the veneers, altering them to achieve the right balance in the composition, and focusing on the direction of the wood grain in each piece of veneer to emulate the direction of brush strokes.

The Cassiopeia Screen uses around 40 different types of carefully selected veneer including elm, London plain, apple, cherry, eucalyptus, sycamore, and quilted maple, many of which have been used in their natural form. It is the first time Yeo has collaborated on a piece of furniture and a further evolution into original designs will appear later this year. The other side of the screen, which is clad in claret Connolly leather, is laid out as a valet on two of the panels, with a brushed brass and polished aluminium coat hook and hanger, a glass mirror and walnut accessory tray. Acting as a bar, the third panel has shelves with polished aluminium gallery rails for holding crystal glasses and decanters.

Join LINLEY at Monaco Yacht Show

To arrange an appointment with the LINLEY Bespoke and PR teams at the Monaco Yacht Show please contact [email protected].