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THE ART OF CRAFT Eidsgaard Design/Pegasus Design


YOU COULD BE forgiven for thinking that Eidsgaard Design’s interiors – with their huge glass panels, contemporary upholstery and luxurious flooring – belong in a chic penthouse or exclusive boutique hotel. In fact, the company creates amazing spaces of a different kind: ones that float. Director Peder Eidsgaard founded Eidsgaard


Design in 2005, and has notched up more than 20 years’ experience in designing luxury yachts. “At the age of 12, I saw a magazine feature about London’s superyacht designers,” says Peder. “Since then I have wanted to do this job.” He and his business partners Ewa Eidsgaad and Ben Harrison bring their design, architecture and project-management expertise to the interiors of superyachts (such as the 66 m Vanish, pictured opposite); while their London-based sister company, Pegasus Design, works on interiors for private jets (such as the ACJ319 Belville, pictured left). Eidsgaard Design’s bespoke projects have


attracted an international clientele, but each project is unique, and approached as such. “I would say our style is contemporary, but our success lies in the way we do things,” says Peder. “Building a yacht is often a lengthy process, and from the very beginning we aim to incorporate different structures and respect the architecture. Saying that, we can be very creative with our yacht interiors, and we love to open them up so we can maximise the available space.” It’s no surprise, then, that Eidsgaard Design


interiors feature vast glass windows to let the light pour in; but they also include cosier, more intimate spaces. Harmony is considered hugely important, as is functionality. “Building a yacht is very costly,” says Peder. “So we have to resist the temptation to use expensive materials and instead exercise


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restraint with our design. Creating a cohesive interior that is an extension of a client’s taste and personal brand is what we love doing.” Eidsgaard Design’s sister company, Pegasus


Design, shares this open-yet-comfortable approach. “Jet design is slightly different,” says Peder, “in that we are limited by the size of the fuselage. We try to create big spaces that make an impact when you walk on to a jet, yet make you feel cocooned and safe once you sit down for a long flight.” Building relationships with clients before


embarking on a project is of paramount importance to Peder and his team. “We like to visit clients at home and in their office to see what they need from a personal space,” says Peder. “It’s important that we meet up to discuss a project, as some clients have specific ideas that may not translate to yacht or jet design, and some may have no design experience at all. We have to make them comfortable enough to express what they really want.” The team at Pegasus Design is careful to match


a jet’s exteriors to its interior, even devising bespoke paint finishes. “The exterior paint lines need to wrap the fuselage perfectly so it looks dynamic from every angle,” says Peder. “We want the outside to have as much impact as the interior. After all, this is a status symbol.” With each project presenting different


challenges and solutions, Eidsgaard Design and Pegasus Design creations nevertheless share the same well-considered, elegantly finished quality. They reflect an individual client’s personality, and are sure to impress all who sail, or fly, in them. — www.eidsgaard.comwww.pegasusdesign.mc


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