In February 2022, after a record-breaking five-month refit, Njord by Bergman Design House finished the 56m Benetti Galaxy.
Njord by Bergman
Brass & quartz chandelier, brass column wall lights, brass & alabaster wall sconces, brass & alabaster framework installation, quartz smoked crystal & alabaster bedside lamps and Iveston table lamps.
The yacht's interior has undergone a significant transformation, including cosmic design features to fit the client's out-of-this-world brief.
The vessel features many luxuries, including a private nightclub, multi-sensory saloon, meditation and wellness space, a cinema room and private music studio, a touch-and-go helipad, and a private party deck.
Re-delivered to her owner in March 2022, the opulent intergalactic superyacht is now ready to transport anyone who comes aboard to another world.
The design brief called for entertainment-led social areas with cosmic-inspired accents, personal touches and eye-catching details. In just a short time, the yacht's interior had been transformed into an "entertainment spaceship", according to Sarah Colbon, co-founder of Njord by Bergman. The wallpaper is designed by Dylan Cole, concept art director of the Academy Award-winning film Avatar, to resemble a futuristic forest. Meanwhile, a DJ booth can be set up against a backdrop of backlit agate.
Northern Lights has previously enjoyed forays into the world of marine architecture, having designed and manufactured a vast array of bespoke decorative lighting for the luxury cruise ships Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity in recent years. However, this particular venture provided our design team with new challenges they had seldom faced before, as this was for a much more personal vessel - essentially a residence on water.
The yacht's stunning main saloon benefits from a diverse range of beautiful bespoke decorative lighting that has been carefully handcrafted and skillfully finished by our master artisans. Towards the rear of the room, where the sea views encompass one's vision, our sightful quartz chandelier haloes a marvellous round table surrounded by individual plush leather seats. The expertly crafted fitting comprises thirty-two individual old English brass drops that each hold small, medium and large quartz rocks that refract the light from the recessed lamps beautifully. The chandelier uses shake-proof washers to ensure that the vibration caused by the boat travelling does not compromise the fitting.
The round table and other parts of the living areas are delicately enlightened by our contemporary old English brass wall lights. The metre-high fixtures profit from a laser-cut rod that takes the form of a column. The installations are fixed to fabricated brass outer pans to match, whilst radiant LED strips fixed within the fixtures shine beautifully onto the walls behind them.
Illuminating the corners of the ample walk-in wardrobe is a duo of pillar-like alabaster and old English brass wall sconces. The impressive lamps benefit significantly from a built-in LED lamp that produces a mesmerising aura which perfectly displays the natural veining within the stone. The elegant brass details have been expertly grooved using our state-of-the-art CNC machinery.
In the exceptional lounge and bar area, numerous high-profile artistic installations bring an immediate sense of wealth and luxury to the room. The lounge's backdrop is a wall covering by artist Dylan Cole, whose work features in Disney blockbusters such as Avatar, Maleficent and Superman. Creating the client's own 'Pandora World' marks Cole's first yacht project. Joseph Klibansky's 'The Thinker' statue sits proudly atop a purpose-built white gloss pillar adjacent to a fully illuminated marble bar. Fixed to the marble bar is our exquisite patinated natural brass framework that houses seven brass 'drums', each complete with natural alabaster discs. The discs, when illuminated, show the alabaster's truly exceptional form. The intricate framework ensures that the light travels to every corner of the room, maintaining thorough luminance throughout the area.
The master bedroom uses a pair of entirely bespoke wall-fixed light old English brass and alabaster bedside lamps. Delicately turned white alabaster shades are amplified by interior puck lamps refracted by quartz smoked crystal. The celestially-inspired lamps are well-matched with the galactic-themed bedroom, which boasts a ceiling decorated with nebulas.
The guest bedroom has taken a more traditional approach with sumptuous marble, wooden cladding, and mirrors reflecting stunning ocean views throughout the room. The bedsides are beautifully illuminated by two Iveston lamps from our Signature Range. The Iveston table lamp has a unique design that utilises some of our most exquisite finishes. Thanks to its multifunctional design, it lends itself to the interior. The composition comprises an old English brass body atop a granite base with an English brass shade.