The Robert Bruce is an 89.90ft Serenity 90 Expedition motor yacht designed by innovative American yacht designer, the late Tom Fexas and built by renowned Cheoy Lee Shipyard in China. It’s distinctive, unique design adopts retro Italian styling elements with modern boat building techniques, and has been designed to accommodate up to ten guests overnight in four cabins. Nexus Designs was commissioned to renovate the Saloon/Lounge, Galley and Skydeck areas. Floor, wall and ceiling finishes were required, a re-design of the Galley space, as well as loose furniture, upholstery and accessories.
Our challenge was to create a contemporary interior that is both fresh and light-filled from what was essentially a dark and gloomy space; retaining the exquisite, high-gloss timber work, mother of pearl inlays and gold detailing, we enhanced them with modern wallpapers, carpets and ceiling linings. The introduction of contemporary furniture and accessories delivers a luxurious and timeless interior.
Shell-like Husk Chairs by Patricia Urquiola’s for B&B Italia are reminiscent of a fibreglass hull, and sturdy and durable enough for a fishing trip but still elegant and beautiful to cater to VIP guests. Maharam Aura vinyl wallpaper is easy to maintain, and has a subtle lustre and gloss flecks that reflect light. Mario Luca Giusti’s brilliant, unbreakable, synthetic-crystal glassware in intense colours were selected for accessories on the Skydeck, along with the iconic and wonderfully stackable Masters Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell.
Photography: James Greer