London-based, multidisciplinary interior design studio SP.9 has collaborated with Spanish yacht design studio Daroca Design to create Odisye, a new concept for a 50m superyacht that signals a dramatic departure from conventional yacht design.
From a first glance at the outside, the yacht is faceted, edgy, and almost dynamic, then unexpectedly, Odisye reveals her soft and curvy interiors, made with exclusive materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Alejandro Crespo, Founder and CEO of Daroca Design and Pei Li, Creative Director of SP.9, invite us to experience this Yin/Yang approach; the drastic interaction between the interior and exterior designs surprisingly delivers a subtle harmony.
Crespo and Li met in 2020, at the International Yacht and Aviation Design Awards. Inspired by each other’s innovative ideas, they set out to redefine design for a new generation of superyacht owners and aficionados. While Covid was keeping everyone at home, Alejandro and Pei started a one-year collaboration online, meeting several times a week to exchange ideas on how to blend their distinctive styles. The existing paradox between distance and teamwork, modernity and tradition, Spanish and Chinese cultures has given birth to this unique and juxtaposed creation, breaking typical yacht design with elegance.
“Odisye is designed with the modern yacht owner in mind” explains Alejandro Crespo. “Energetic and elegant, showing faceted angles and straight lines, the exterior design of Odisye reflects the way of thinking of this new generation.” Four separate decks cascade down the aft side of Odisye, each with a different function: from the sundeck with jacuzzi and bar, to the bridge deck which caters for lunches, dinners or meetings, main deck with soft seating for coffees or meetings, and sea-level deck TV lounge with 360 ocean view extended by the beach club. The sporty aspect of these four decks, the extremely inclined inverted bow, plus the dark blue metallic anthracite and black color give the yacht an atmospheric feeling.
In contrast, SP.9 ’s interiors scheme is unexpectedly calm, with curvilinear forms, soft textures, and a muted, welcoming color palette. “I was inspired by the strong personality of new owners, who love the antithesis of sporty chicness and curvilinear elegance with a touch of ancestral artistry,” comments Pei Li, whose interior design embraces the space with flowy lines and delicate wall embroidery. The different rooms: one master cabin, three guest cabins, and a twin cabin, inspire tranquility, while the meticulous choice of textures and materials: green onyx, panels of leather, and embroidered silk, enlightens the different spaces. The main salon’s marble floor reflects the light along the ceiling and offers an inviting curved sofa and a unique multi-layered dining table. An adjacent wine-tasting room is sectioned off by a translucent, reeded glass wall that ensures privacy while keeping with the airy feel of the spaces.
Odisye is a 50m motor yacht below 500GT with a capacity for ten guests and nine crew.