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The Importance of Minimalist Design in Yachting


September 17, 2020
By Patrick Knowles

“Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance.”

—UNKNOWN

Revive, Living Room, Before & After

In its most stripped-down definition, minimalism is about getting rid of any excessive and unnecessary components and features in a room, bringing in only the most essential pieces, but in reality, it is so much more than that. Simplicity in design is anything but simple. Without excess to distract from the architecture, materials and form of all the pieces in a space, every detail must be divine. Clean, modern lines, concise color palettes, chic silhouettes and tight editing of all accessories in the space are trademarks and requirements of minimalist design. The theory is that when one can’t remove anything else from the design to improve it further, perfection has been found.
Sketch of Stateroom in a Superyacht

Speculator, Main Salon

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.”

—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Andiamo, Master, Before & After

If you’re looking to build a true oasis to “get away from it all”, or you desire to refit your yacht from an opulently accessorized beauty into a sleek modern space with minimalistic clarity, it’s time to call Patrick Knowles Designs.