Category Archives: Current Projects

Uber Modern 88 coming to Miami 2018

 

With its refined mix of relaxed comfort and industrial conceptualism, the 88 captures the lifestyle of a creative, contemporary sophisticate.

Once again, the designer cleverly layers unique and innovative materials to create the concept of an open, light filled “loft” while cruising on the sea with 

jaw dropping salon windows and a central floating staircase. 

Creative use of stone was explored with surfaces of lavastone from the active Mt Etna. The master head wall creates a striking pattern by adding black metal rods to the honed white stone

The pattern of the white French oak floor was inspired by the shape of a tree when looking up.

The joiner style was inspired by a Mondrian painting with its linear precision combining industrial mesh sandwiched between glass and mirror which is enhanced by edgy graphite metalwork. Each bulkhead was designed to be a work of art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long leisurely meals on the aft deck while overlooking a beach club filled with water toys and lounge chairs that cleverly convert to water floats intentionally blur the line between indoors and outdoors.

 

New 112 Sanlorenzo completes/ coming to FLIBS 2017

Inspired by the uber chic island of St Barths, the interior design of the 112 is a nod to the laid-back vibe of this sophisticated island.

 

White sandy beaches, tranquil water and cool blue skies set the tone for the color scheme.  Volumes of crisp pressed cottons, bleached wood, distressed floors and classic cool seersucker are used to deftly blend the texture of the beachfront with the changing light using natural materials such as stone and wood.

A few highlights: the tri deck circular staircase was completely cladded in stacked pebbles. The designer commissioned an organic cocktail table made from reclaimed teak that had been left to bake in the sun and sea salt air for more than a year to achieve the unique white washed finish.  The table was then infused with an icy blue resin that was cracked to achieve a unique quartz crystal effect.  Each element of this décor was carefully selected to promote ease and relaxation.

 

The final result of the details evokes imagery of the white sand beaches and brilliant blue/aqua waters of the famous French Caribbean Island.

 

 

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A new project on Fisher Island

An unusual project for MLI but we are enjoying the challenge and the gaining of knowledge.

We have been commissioned to provide our vision for the renovation of the exterior spaces of a 5-story condominium project on prestigious Fisher Island. The staircase and grand plaza currently have standard builders grade fixtures and materials lacking excitement and design appeal. Our goal is to honor the Mediterranean history of the island and the original mansion by Maurice Fatio with our overall vision.

To respect the Mediterranean style, we will be incorporating arches, lush flowing landscape that trails out of planters, wrought iron, hand painted tilework, pecky cypress ceilings. Elevator lobbies for all floors will be enclosed with iron framework and glass. Lobby furnishings will be sourced from Palm beach estate sales. Elevator cabs have been designed with painted cream boiserie panels and arched bronzed mirrors with classic black and white medallion marble floors.

 

 

Sanlorenzo 86′ about to deliver to a Mexican client

Organic materials, tactile stones, simply luxurious linens work harmoniously to offer the sleek refinement of a light filled yacht designed for a large active family. Special attention was given to exploit the exterior spaces to satisfy their requirement of large family meals that last hours, and comfortable lounging areas. Each area of the yacht was carefully analyzed to become a safe haven for small grandchildren resulting in richly serene environment for this special client.
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Another 86′ Sanlorenzo completes to a US client

Sleek refinement of a light filled yacht emerges in a mix of smooth leather, stained wood, matte stainless metal interplayed with a minimal palette of grey cream and taupe.  “Give us an escape that provides serenity “was the mandate from these clients.  The unassuming simplicity of this yacht’s interior sought to achieve this mandate with each carefully appointed detail including a backlit niche for a hand carved Buddha statue.

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New 86′ Sanlorenzo in production

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Classic furniture shapes and timeless references are invigorated by carving, color and sheen creating a seafaring sanctuary that is light filled and bold.  The Sanlorenzo 86 is a modern, tranquil interpretation of the designers love of the sea. This décor features richly finished and stained oak woods with textured wide planked flooring interplayed with walls upholstered with a pattern of smooth and sueded leathers arranged in a dynamic pattern of padded and flat forms.

A forward salon bulkhead becomes an extraordinary focal point featuring a back lit stone panel that has been hand carved from Carrara marble from the mountains surrounding the shipyard.  Light penetrates and passes through the natural luminosity of the Carrara revealing its incredible beauty and displaying unexpected colors as it returns a soft and suffused light to the surrounding space.

Luxury Condo on Longboat Key

MLI is in the final stages of completion of a luxury contemporary vacation condo on pristine private beaches with breathtaking views of the Gulf. This project captures the raw beauty of natural materials and the sophistication of a beach house without the usual kitschy references. Clean and modern lines and a soothing palette were developed to be a complementary backdrop for the ever changing colors of the horizon and the sea. This modern, tranquil interpretation of MLI’s love of seaside living features rich wood, clean architectural lines and an elegant palette of crisp shades of beige and white.

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New Feadship 114′

This new Feadship, one of the newly launched triplets, has been designed for another veteran yachtsman who knows exactly what he wants and thoroughly enjoys every aspect of the design process which included shopping expeditions in Amsterdam, London and New York. The sleek refinement of a glass encased salon emerges in a mix of smooth leather, stained textural woods, bronze and a minimized palette of grey, cream and taupe.   Floor to ceiling salon windows were maximized by a carefully thought out furniture plan with a dramatic backlit onyx panel as the focal point of the dining space. Throughout the yacht, an interplay of smooth vs. rough, shiny vs. matte, creates a tactile experience that is very much appreciated by this client. The foyer staircase features a large laser etched pointillism panel executed from a photograph taken by the client, an accomplished photographer.  This truly innovative yacht is scheduled to complete this June 2017

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New 78′ Sanlorenzo

The sleek lines of the new 78 are enhanced by the minimalistic interior of this vessel. Midcentury modernism is evoked in this ship shape setting featuring a balanced mixture of contemporary styling. Subtly restrained stained oak woodwork and soft lacquers are juxtaposed against a dramatically imperfect and irregular plank flooring which shows the track of the saw cutting creating unique overlaps of color effects and texture.Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.57.32 AM

Fashioned with modern elegance and undertones of minimalism, this sophisticated décor features well-tailored furniture and fixtures by Minotti , RH modern, Flos, Zucchetti and Roda. The stone dining table is surrounded by the iconic, award winning DU 3 chair designed by Rinaldi in 1953 and recently reintroduced by Poltrana Frau. Supple leathers deftly layered with luxurious Italian embroidered linens and cashmere add yet another dimension to this rich décor schemeScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 10.57.41 AM

The deliberate and precise lines of this Sanlorenzo yacht heighten the alluring contrast of the tailored cabinetry combined with the abstract statement of loose watercolors and brushstroke fabrics and the drama of the flooring to form a warm understated ambience.

 

 

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New Sanlorenzo 106 under construction

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Envisioned in an overall neutral palette with punches of dramatic color, this modern yet tranquil décor embraces the streamlined modernism of the Sanlorenzo yacht. The use of exotic smoked oak, natural leather and matte stainless steel express a classic spirited interior with a refined creative edginess.

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Unique, lighted wall art created a warm visually sharp and mathematically creative effect which allowed Marty to play with varied combinations of indirect lights resulting in a dynamic sculptural focal point in the master stateroom.

Organic materials, modern architectural shapes and creative executions complement and enhance each other to define this richly serene décor.

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