Daroca Design and SP.9 collaborate on new 164ft superyacht
London-based interior design studio, SP.9 has collaborated with Spanish yacht design studio, Daroca Design to create a new concept yacht, Odisye. The new build 164ft (50m) motor yacht has a capacity for 10 guests and nine crew.
Alejandro Crespo, CEO, Daroca Design and Pei Li, creative director, SP.9 started a one-year collaboration online during Covid and exchanged ideas on how to merge their distinctive styles and blend Spanish and Chinese cultures to create Odisye.
“Odisye is designed with the modern yacht owner in mind,” said Crespo. “Energetic and elegant, showing faceted angles and straight lines, the exterior design of Odisye reflects the way of thinking of this new generation.”
The sporty aspect of these four decks, the inclined inverted bow, plus the dark blue metallic anthracite and black colour give the yacht an atmospheric feeling, claimed the designers. In contrast, SP.9’s interiors scheme is a muted and gentle colour palette.
Crespo and Li said they wanted owners to experience the Ying and Yang approach of contrasting styles and innovative ideas.
“I was inspired by the strong personality of new owners, who love the antithesis of sporty chicness and curvilinear elegance with a touch of ancestral artistry,” said Li.
An inviting curved sofa and a multi-layered dining table lends a degree of modernism to the yacht. An adjacent wine-tasting room is sectioned off by a translucent, reeded glass wall that ensures privacy while keeping in with the airy feel of the spaces.
The four separate decks down the aft side of Odisye, offer the vessel with a different function at each level. The sundeck with jacuzzi and bar the bridge deck which caters for lunches, dinners or meetings. The main deck has soft seating for coffees or meetings, and the sea-level TV lounge offers 360 ocean views, which are extended by the beach club.
Founded in London in 2020 by designers Summer Weng and Pei Li, SP.9 is a multidisciplinary interior design studio based in London. The studio aims to bring Asian design to a global audience and incorporate traditional craftsmanship into contemporary interiors. In 2020, Li won an international design award for his Coral Royale table lamp.
Based in Valencia, Spain, Daroca Design is a Yacht design Company founded by Alejandro Crespo. In 2018, Crespo won the European Design Awards in the transportation category, for his work on 262ft (80m) M/Y Sunset.