Ostrea, Limousine Tender

Hodgdon Yachts have commissioned Morpheus to create a luxurious limousine tender, limited edition. Founded in 1816, Hodgdon are America’s oldest boat builder and have an enviable reputation producing some of the world’s highest quality custom vessels, specializing in superyacht tenders.
Drawing parallels from the high-end automobile industry and their bespoke interiors, the brief was to take Hodgdon’s 10.5m standard platform and create an enhanced offering for their clients. We took original inspiration from the form of an oyster & pearl, representative of the yacht itself and the client or ‘pearl’ that the boat is transporting. The result of this collaboration is “Ostrea”, with the sturdy shell of the hull offering a protective casing for the VIPs on board, surrounded by the most sumptuous and detailed luxury of the interior.
Developing on the sea life theme, colours found in mother of pearl, from soft pink through to creams and greys, were introduced into the soft furnishings, whilst the organic and fluid forms of an oyster inform the sculpted interiors, with scalloped

details brought into the leather upholstery and rich carpeting. In layout terms, the internal deck is zoned into a guest space forward with VIP arm chairs aft, whilst separating these spaces is access for embarking and disembarking, and a custom designed cocktail cabinet to make this a true day boat. Every aspect of the design has been considered from the air conditioning vents to pop-up champagne glass holders, both in polished nickel.
Countering the soft and comfort driven interior, we also developed the exterior styling of the boat, changing the silhouette of the window and roofline to be more striking and introducing rose gold coloured stainless steel accents which contrast beautifully with the dark mahogany and teak exterior woods.
The overall result is a boat that is as impressive as the superyacht it is intended to serve, making the whole client experience on board Ostrea an holistic and enviable one.

Selected projects

In Progress

Below are a selection of sketches and CGIs from projects that the Morpheus Design team are currently working on, both in London and internationally.

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Ashberg House, Chelsea

Morpheus London has recently completed the design and project management of an iconic, new build, contemporary townhouse in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

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THIRTY NINE, Monte Carlo

Launched in Autumn 2016, THIRTY NINE • Monte Carlo, is Monaco’s first ever wellness-focused private members club.

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Ivory House, St Katharine Docks

Morpheus London has recently completed the interior design of a three bedroom penthouse apartment in Ivory House, St Katharine Docks.

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Six Senses Residences, Courchevel

Morpheus is extremely proud to have been appointed to work on the design of decorative furnishings for Six Senses Residences Courchevel. This world class development at the very heart of the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850 and is home to 53 apartments and penthouses.

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Penthouse, St John’s Wood

This unique lateral penthouse property extending to 3,500 sqft overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground has the luxury of two vast external spaces; one full length terrace to the front of the building and a winter garden and balcony to the rear, both with enviable views.

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Villa la Vague, Monte Carlo

Morpheus were presented with the rarest of opportunities to completely redesign a historic detached villa in the heart of Monte Carlo. The existing property was builtover 110 years ago in the Belle Epoque style of the late nineteenth century and has been placed under protective order by H.S.H. Prince Albert.

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Morpheus Design Studio, Belgravia

Welcome to the new home of Morpheus. The completion of our new London design studio and offices – located at 20-22 Grosvenor Garden Mews North in Belgravia – heralds a new era for the company following a number of successful years in Chelsea.

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Hyde Park Home, Knightsbridge

The Morpheus Design Studio was commissioned to redesign this spectacular detached home which nestles on a leafy private square moments away from Hyde Park.

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Chapman House, Chelsea

Chapman House is a contemporary, six storey townhouse located in the heart of Chelsea. The design of this home has been inspired by the legendary work of Colin Chapman – founder of Lotus Cars – and as a result demonstrates exquisitely engineered finishing and detailing throughout.

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The Apartment, Singapore

This project illustrates a show apartment concept and sales strategy created for a prestigious development in Singapore, located in the prime Orchard Road district. The project brief was to create a harmonious interior design and branding concept that would work alongside the originality and ambition of the development as a whole, enabling it to be effectively marketed to a global audience.

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Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

The brief for this project was to design and development manage the refurbishment and furnishing of a lateral apartment in order to attract a premium rental client. This particular project demonstrates how we are able to operate on an exceptionally short time frame and a tight, commercially led budget.

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