M/Y NJORD announces lead designer FM Architettura

Ocean Residences Development Ltd. has appointed FM Architettura as the lead interior designer for M/Y NJORD, the private residential yacht at sea

FM Architettura will be working closely with Espen Øino the primary naval architect for M/Y NJORD, responsible for the overall design of the super-yacht.


Francesca Muzio, co-founder of FM Architettura,  explains: “We will design all of our furniture for this project, as with this type of yacht interior the proportions are vital, and the ratio of space to furniture must be perfect, as well as the balance of materials and the atmosphere they create as a whole.

“Our clients are buying a home for life on board M/Y NJORD, and the center of our inspiration is always the individual person, their emotional relationship to their home, and their lifestyle. This sense of belonging, together with health, wellbeing, and sustainability are the main focus of our designs. Technology is of course integrated into the designs and state-of-the-art facilities, but the true core pillars of FM’s interiors are the four classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water.”

FM Architettura’s custom design will be the core feature of the main common and public areas of the yacht from deck 04 to deck 09.

MY NJORD interior

A sense of home 

FM Architettura strongly believes that as the facilitator of experiences and travel to untouched and unseen places, M/Y NJORD must be considered a home for her residents.

About this important appointment, Jean-Louis Stutzmann, Chief Design Architect, Ocean Residences Development Ltd says: “It is a great privilege to have Francesca and her team involved in this venture. FM is a world leader in interior design, and works with artisans and craftsmen to make a project really come alive. They continually raise the bar in design and with Francesca’s wide experience she never ceases to surprise and delight.”


FM Architettura

The designs by FM Architettura include the newly launched M/Y Zen 90 m. PJ-816, in conjunction with Nauta Design, built by Feadship; M/Y Freedom 65m dream yacht, under development by Feadship and M/Y 55m PJ-704, built by Feadship.


Francesca has worked on a wide array of distinctive projects, not only in the yachting sphere but also in the luxury hospitality and private residence sectors. A selection of their most acclaimed projects are M/Y 63m Polar Star, built by Lürssen; M/Y 63m superyacht Oasis, built by Lürssen, the latter winning Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards 2020; the renowned Presidential and Signature suites at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London, and the private ‘Hotel de Charm’ Holy Deer in Piazza Navona, Rome.

(M/Y NJORD announces lead designer FM Architettura – Barchemagazine.com – March 2021)