In Esense the conception of the space and the design have been governed by our concept of ‘experiencing sensations’ through the evolving sections, by the idea of continuity exterior/interior, by a spatial fluidity and by the intrinsic dynamism of the boat lines.
Reaching the maximum of flexibility and mobility in space was the aim
of the interior design concept established on the Owner’s wish for variations and evolution in the way of living in the boat.
Therefore, we have designed the interior as a ‘fluid open space’ in plan and with the maximum of simplicity and clarity in the design, just as for the deck’s surface we have fluidified its lines for a maximum of smoothness.
By multiple sliding partitions, the inner space of the boat takes plasticity and offers diverse possibilities. The partition walls between the guest cabins and the central space or the living room are mobile and reconfigure the space as desire, depending upon guests in the boat.
In the owner cabin, the space is continuous between the bedroom and the bathroom. On the back of the bed, a thick partition hides the sliding doors on both sides of the bed and gives place to the bathroom floor which can be folded to open a large bathtub in the floor. The back wall of the bathroom is a total mirrored surface doubling its size’ perception and continuing in the multiple folds of the washbasin.
To increase even more the impression of space, all the furniture, cupboards and sofas have been developed in the inner shaped surface of the hull. The natural light is entering linearly on both sides as artificial light is inserted in the ceiling along the deck’s windows’line. In doing so, the upper deck and the inside space are lighted the same way during the night. In addition, a Z light line creates continuity from the living room to the owner cabin through the whole space.
Precised and detailed, the development in the design process has reached a point of continuity in every line and jointsby an invisible grid which has governed all the inside elements and surfaces from floor to walls and ceiling as to all the furniture. This invisible guide gives its strength to the detailing.
Material and colors are simple and the global concept of the interior finishing could be described as a ‘sensuous minimalism’. The shiny black of the outside body is turning inside in the black carbon fiber of the furniture. It makes contrast with the pearly glossy white of the vertical walls and of the ceiling. The wooden floor warms the atmosphere by a dense shiny red. Some red/orange spots are spread to mark specific objects as the corner table in the guest cabins, the trapezoidal bar, the little boxes hanged in the library shelves or the sculptural owner bed.