design et al are delighted to announce that STEF ALBERT  have been shortlisted for a Concept over 40m Award in The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2016 

Stef Albert designs interiors and buildings that represent the lifestyles and standards of his roster of international clientèle. His work creates arenas reflective of success, power, wealth and passion for quality and beauty. Approaching design from an artist’s angle, his interiors are not merely functional, but unique works of art. In the case of IWANA,the 87m Superyacht with exterior design by Alexander McDiarmid Design he transforms spaces to house an impressive art collection to balance artfully created fittings, surfaces and custom murano glass work The project is a showcase of the ultimate artistic luxury on the open seas “I wanted to create the ambience of an exclusive night club whilst simultaneously merging the expansive exterior waters and skies.” Whether the owner entertains lavishly or prefers the privacy of the breathtaking master suite, the IWANA raises the bar as a one-of-a-kind design.

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From the moment guests step on-board, sophistication and elegance rule. Walk down the elegant, winding master staircase – or take the alternate method of transport, the vessel’s well appointed elevator – the guests will instantly time-warp into a chic-meets-comfortable atmosphere. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the space with ample natural light, the expansive dining room has two main focal points: a monolithic wall adorned in a customized light-weight faux marble with gold inlay, and the incomparable beauty of Mother Nature’s enchanting horizon views.

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Most impressive about this luxury yacht is its unique flooring and wall surfaces. Created and developed by Stef Albert, these are produced through a modern version of a 17th-century technique, “Scagliola,” which combines seline, glue, synthetics and natural pigments to imitate marble and other hard stones without excessive weight.

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