As the founder and creative director of Artelier, David Knowles understands the desire among superyacht owners to outfit their interiors with striking works of art. Based in England, Artelier provides art-consultancy services for fine homes, private jets, and yachts. Knowles and his team curate special collections, for example. Equally noteworthy, they also find and select individual artists to create something truly unique.
This is not limited to a single painting or sculpture, though. In fact, Artelier collaborates with superyacht interior designers as well as owners who seek to push the boundaries of art onboard. Simultaneously, Knowles and the staff remain mindful of the challenges that a moving object like a yacht poses, as well as the risks of introducing certain materials to a humid environment. They therefore guide Artelier’s clients accordingly.
In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, Knowles explains:
- how the company started sourcing and securing artworks for superyachts like Plvs Vltra and Areti, along with how these two particular projects intrigued and challenged Artelier
- how owners consider art an integral part of their yachts, not merely decoration
- and how, despite residential design influencing yacht design, yacht buyers have a key advantage over home buyers.
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While you’re listening, further check out the gallery of images above. They reveal an Artelier-selected artist creating a stunning art wall in a stateroom.