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Blog by South Florida Yacht Designer Patrick Knowles focusing on yacht design, private aircraft design, luxury residential design and overall interior design from Fort Lauderdale to an international market.

Styling the Perfect Bed for Sweet Dreams at Sea

Styling the Perfect Bed for Sweet Dreams at Sea

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.” - John LennonPHOTOGRAPHER: Ken and Donna CheslerSleeping on a yacht immediately conjures up the most luxurious, soundest sleep imaginable, as you’re rocked to sleep by the swaying of the sea, but there is a lot...

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Case Study: A Scarf for a Superyacht

Case Study: A Scarf for a Superyacht

Every project I undertake is bespoke to the yacht or homeowner and collaborative in nature to ensure I connect the inspirations that speak to me with the personal tastes of my client. When Gretchen Barbatelli, Owner & Creative Director of Swiss Silk Company asked...

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What the deck!

What the deck!

n the age of super, mega and of late....gigayachts, there are expanded opportunities to express ones style in many areas of these now ginormous vessels, areas that were, in past iterations of smaller yachts, too restrictive to fully express...

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The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit

Patrick Knowles teamed up with industry leader Embraer in a collaborative effort aimed at merging the forces of two industries into one unique and exhilarating project….effectuating a brilliant outcome!Design objective for the Embraer Airship: 'FLOOD THE CABIN WITH...

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custom mosaic

custom mosaic

n interesting medium, mosaic tiles offer a varied range of designs, shapes, colors and textures making it an excellent choice to underscore almost any feature of design…in great detail! This commentary segment takes us on a visual journey into the...

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Practical Considerations for Luxury Yacht Design

Practical Considerations for Luxury Yacht Design

When designing for luxury, one can not forget about practicality, and often it is a designer’s responsibility to incorporate practical function with the aesthetic form, particularly when it comes to the “confined” spaces of a superyacht.  Take for instance the idea of...

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Out of sight when space is tight

Out of sight when space is tight

CREATIVE STORAGE IN YACHT DESIGN YOU CAN REPLICATE IN YOUR HOME FOR BETTER ORGANIZATION. When space is at a premium yet EVERYTHING must fit….get creative! Even the most useless out-of-sight spaces can be creatively used for storage. These / this images show how to...

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The Art of Superyacht Designs

The Art of Superyacht Designs

Yachts themselves are a work of art but the masterpieces displayed within are often priceless works creating spaces that could often rival the world’s finest museums. The character of a room can change with one single painting or sculpture, defining the space’s mood...

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