Diaries

  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: 61m Lurssen Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

    I am often asked from where I draw inspiration for design projects. It’s a difficult question to answer. As a designer you’re always observing and absorbing the world around you, noticing details, shapes, finishes and asking yourself why something is the way it is. Sometimes the origin of an…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Salperton III 2/2

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the double award-winning 44m/144’ aluminium sailing yacht Salperton III (now Artemis); Part 2 of 2.

    Because Salperton III was already in-build when we won the contract to design the interior we had some immediate technical challenges to overcome….

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Salperton III 1/2

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the double award-winning 44m/144’ aluminium sailing yacht Salperton III (now Artemis); Part 1 of 2.

    Ed Dubois introduced me to the owner of Salperton in 2004. He had previously built the 53m/174ft Alloy Yachts built ketch…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Endeavour Refit

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

    Whilst working for John Munford from 1995 until 2002 there was a photograph hanging on the studio wall of Endeavour outside the Royal Huisman Shipyard. It was taken from the top of the mast during the launch party and is a truly unforgettable image.

    Read More

  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Sarp 46m

    Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    The Sarp Yachts 46m motor yacht is the first yacht to be constructed at a new shipyard in Antalya, Turkey.

    I am writing this on my way back from my most recent visit to Sarp Yachts’ immaculate and impressively organised shipyard where we are currently overseeing the latter stages of…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Salperton IV 2/3

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the award-winning 45m/147’ aluminium sailing yacht Salperton IV; Part 2 of 3.

     

    The upper saloon bar, upper and lower saloon coffee tables and dining table were designed using the same design ‘language’ as the built-in joinery but in…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Salperton IV 3/3

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the award-winning 45m/147’ aluminium sailing yacht Salperton IV; Part 3 of 3.

     

    Sofa style, design and comfort were incredibly important to the owner and our trip to the furniture fair in Milano was mostly spent in pursuit of…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Salperton IV 1/3

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the award-winning 45m/147’ aluminium sailing yacht Salperton IV; Part 1 of 3.

    We had previously designed the 44m Fitzroy Yachts built…

    Read More
  • Adam Lay Studio Diaries: Inukshuk 3/3

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

    Insight into the creative processes and collaborations behind the interior design of the multiple award winning 32.6m/107’ light-weight carbon composite sailing yacht Inukshuk; Part 3 of 3.

     

    Following on from Part 2 where we discussed the special items of furniture and wall lights in the multiple award-winning Inukshuk’s interior, here…

    Read More