On board MY Artefact, List General Contractor (List GC) impressively demonstrates its expertise and powerful ability to handle exquisite designs and challenging materials. The interior outfitter from Austria realised an innovative interior for the German shipyard Nobiskrug on an area of around 657 m². The competence of the professionals to deliver sophisticated interior solutions was specifically required for the acoustics.

Timeless and yet modern, a harmonious interior refined with decorative individual pieces of furnitures, a hybrid propulsion system as well as green electricity from the photovoltaic system: MY Artefact is anything but ordinary. On board the 80-metre luxury yacht, List GC took the wishes of the climate-conscious owner into consideration while also delivering a stunningly impressive living experience. The sophisticated interior design becomes clear in the three-dimensional forms of the furnishings, in the wall and ceiling panelling, and in the free-hanging elements – all of which bear the hallmark of Pascale Reymond of Reymond Langton Design. More than anything else, the designer was thrilled and inspired by the luxury yacht’s extensive use of glass: “For us, the shape and size of the windows truly was a springboard for an incredible design.” In total, about 750 m2 of glass weighing almost 60 tonnes was installed. This gave rise to a few challenges for the interior fit-out. The shipyard counted on the experience of List GC for the task.
The specialists from Austria realised the interior for most of the indoor spaces on board MY Artefact. Amongst them, the entire family deck including the owner suites, cinema and owner’s lounge as well as the main salon, dining salon and day head on the main deck. List GC also equipped the tai chi area, the bridge and captain’s area as well as the corridor and the gym. The imposing superyacht was delivered from the German shipyard Nobiskrug to its owner in March 2020.

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Precision work for optimum sound
Large spaces, walls up to three metres in height and floor-to-ceiling glass walls – the acoustics on board the yacht posed one of the biggest challenges. In order to ensure the desired acoustic quality in all of the rooms, refined solutions were needed for many of the three-dimensional pieces of furniture and panels. The craftsmen from List GC therefore developed special substructures for all wall and ceiling panels, depending on the respective surface – e.g. leather, lacquer, veneer. As a substrate for the panels, a 3-layer special ceiling skin structure comprising baseboard, 3D milled acoustic foam and acoustic fleece was used. The supporting panels were perforated with holes and the surfaces individually adjusted to refine the acoustics. At the same time, attention had to be paid to the three-dimensional design of the interior when creating the substructures. Due to the various shapes of the panels, the supporting materials also had to be curved and milled to create the required 3D shape – no easy undertaking for the engineering and manufacturing specialists. The innovative acoustic concept is also evident in the bridge with its floor-to-ceiling, fully glazed façades. Here, in addition to the walls and ceilings, the cabinets were also acoustically optimised.

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Clever combination of technology and surface
The acoustics also played an important role in the choice of surface. The material had to be applied so as not to impede acoustic absorption. The joining of surfaces to substructures was therefore a decisive aspect of the planning for List GC. It was also particularly important to the client to harmoniously integrate the technical equipment into the design, such as ceiling spots and speakers as well as sprinklers and fire detectors. In this way, the balanced overall concept remained intact.
Impressive 3D effects and extravagant bespoke furniture
A special feature of the interior are the three-dimensional elements, which lend the rooms of MY Artefact a touch of individuality. For example, corrugated leather panels decorate the ceiling in the owner’s office, VIP cabins and cinema. The eye-catcher in the main salon is the wooden ribbed ceiling, which is made from a large number of individual wooden ribs. The ceiling is surrounded by backlit panels clad with leather. In the main salon, List GC processed bleached quilted maple for the walls, which was assembled into wave shapes with narrow 3D panels to create a striking, three-dimensional effect.

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In the owner´s bathroom, the interior competences of List GC become clear through the partially freestanding furniture in front of the full-height glass façade. The furniture is completely three-dimensional and offers a few technical refinements. The three-dimensional, freestanding tables in the wheelhouse were also a welcome challenge. They house the bridge technology, all elegantly tucked away. For the tables, the specialists combined carbon, leather and glass with varnished walnut.

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Refined use of surface details
High-quality veneer, fine leather, marble, gold-plated details and sophisticated special surfaces with special coatings – MY Artefact is replete with extraordinary surfaces. A special detail on board MY Artefact can be found on the family deck – the owner’s area with his-and-her bathrooms, two VIP suites, home cinema and the lounge. Here, the design concept is rounded off by three-dimensional writing desks that are above all noted for being finished with quilted maple veneer and a special surface of “liquid metal”.

For the bathroom, List GC mainly installed white stone with grey veins. A special eye-catcher: the blue agate used as a feature on the wall. This is a crystalline stone that was cut into fine slices and embedded into transparent epoxy resin. This makes it translucent and emphasises the lighting elements behind it.

Placed in front of a glass façade in the dining salon is a freestanding sideboard made from walnut. On the side, the walnut veneer flows into a special surface of “liquid metal” varnish. Also notable are the two sideboards in the tai chi area made from root burl veneer with gold-plated routing.

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With MY Artefact, the company List GC from Bad Erlach impressively demonstrates how it sets new standards for interiors in the high-end luxury segment. The motor yacht with its expansive glass façades combines unique design with sophisticated engineering. List GC has thus transformed the wishes and ideas of the owner into a unique object that will make waves for years to come with its innovative, architectural design.

MY Artefact
Length: 80 m
Shipyard & Naval Architekt: Nobiskrug
Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design
Exterior Designer: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect
Interior outfitter: List General Contractor
List GC fitting area LUX: 657m², owner´s, captain´s & public areas