The superyacht interior architecture and design studio Njord by Bergman Design House, which was co-founded by Marie Soliman, Albin Berglund and Sarah Colbon, has unveiled the impressive interior design for the new 141 metre superyacht, Aeolus.
Unveiled at the Dubai International Boat Show in March, Aeolus raises the bar for living onboard a yacht, demonstrating that the future of yachting can be sustainable without compromising on style and beauty. This relates to both what’s possible technically as well as in the materials used.
Aeolus takes her name from the Greek god of wind and is intended to have a transformational impact on all who board her. She is designed to be a floating sanctuary sculpted by the wind thanks to the creative vision of exterior architect Giles Taylor, who is well-known for his design work on the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Phantom supercars.
Inspiration for the design comes from the J Class sailing yachts of the last century and reflects the harmony between the ocean and wind power, providing an unrivalled water-borne experience, while her interior design has balance and depth, seamlessly transitioning between destinations and modes of living.
Njord is collaborating with Oceanco, technical partners ABB & MTU, Lateral Naval Architects and exterior designer Giles Taylor, who is seeking to shift preconceptions of what constitutes a superyacht with the emerging generation of global citizen clients and how they relax, connect and work onboard, helping to create a seamless fusion of both life ashore and on the water.
The iconic design of the yacht gives the appearance of being sculpted by the wind, not a machine with the illusion of floating decks.
Njord co-founder Marie Soliman, explains:
“From the very beginning of the design process, we wanted Aeolus to feel like a destination within the journey. It’s so much more than simply a yacht… It’s your very own floating home, your wellness sanctuary, and a place where you can enjoy true quality time with your friends and family.”
Oceanco NXT is a collaborative commitment to the future with the potential to become a game-changer in yachting. When superyacht owners see the Oceanco NXT endorsement on a yacht’s design, they know they can expect greater standards of life onboard that are very much in tune with new perspectives on sustainability and lifestyle.
That is why fully sustainable materials, including biomaterials, are at the core of the design. Working in harmony with the feminine curves of the yacht’s exterior, Njord have created a sumptuous inner sanctuary that feels both soft and cocooning along with bold, masculine energy. Pod-like formations lead seamlessly to the interior cabins and spaces, where you will be able to enjoy the most striking views on board.
Njord co-founder Albin Berglund adds:
“The moment we saw Giles Taylor’s exterior design, we fell in love with the very feminine curves, and the very masculine presence of the yacht and we knew we wanted the interiors to reflect that. Through a perfect fusion of warm and inviting palettes, luxurious textures and one-of-a-kind furnishings with non-geometric shapes and spaces, we have looked to blend the boundaries of our clients’ lifestyles ashore and on the water, creating a home that is shaped by the natural elements.”
Careful consideration has been given to every element, including the sourcing and traceability of the materials used, with Njord co-founder Sarah Colbon commenting:
“When designing the concept for Aeolus, we drew from our extensive in-house research capabilities, allowing us to source and develop a range of sustainable alternatives to the traditional materials used onboard a yacht. We selected and developed these luxurious and hard-wearing products using biomaterials that offer cruelty-free production, are typically biodegradable and store CO2 during their useful lifetime – thereby lowering the embodied carbon footprint of the interiors. This is the now not the future and we must offer these alternatives to our clients and shipyards as we work alongside our industry colleagues and partners to push the goals for net zero, building and maintaining this incredible superyacht industry”.
Superyacht Aeolus Specifications
Gross tonnage: 6,200
Exterior design: Giles Taylor
Interior design: Njord by Bergman Design House
Naval architecture: Oceanco & Lateral
Power solutions: MTU
Sustainable technology: ABB
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Njord by Bergman Design House