ten by Deborah L. Martin
Workshop/APD creates a floating island of serene design.
WORKSHOP/APD, HEADED BY FOUNDING PRINCIPALS Andrew Kotchen, Matt Berman, and principal architect Thomas Zoli, are known for their global perspective on architecture and design, their obsessive attention to detail, and their intentional and for- ward-thinking approach to creating spaces in the modern world.
For a client who loves entertaining, the team redesigned this South Florida-based yacht. In order to maximize shared space while allowing room for ample storage and an eight-person crew, the Workshop/APD team deployed an array of multi-purpose furnishings. While yachts traditionally take a nautical direction, they opted instead for a more classic approach—a comfortable, modern and timeless floating home, with new paneling, carpets, and wall upholstery to add soft coziness. Perennials was the perfect choice for adding luxurious touches with true indoor/outdoor functionality.
Workshop/APD created a moodboard of textiles, surfaces, and ideas for the design of the luxury yacht. They chose luxurious material and surfaces, including a range of fabrics from Perennials. Instead of following a more traditional, nautical approach, they opted to create a comfortable, modern, and timeless floating home.