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Lighting up Kensho




We are thrilled to showcase the 66 bespoke lights that we created in collaboration with the renowned Jouin Manku for the exceptional 75-meter mega yacht Kenshō, built by the Italian Sea Group.

Kenshō is a Japanese term from the Zen tradition and that feel is reflected throughout the interior. Jouin Manku embraced this meditative vision for Kenshō’s interiors, boldly highlighting the loft-like 2.7 metre high ceilings and panoramic views, and using rich materials.
Our brief was to create soft, free-floating lighting fixtures inspired by the shape of a lighthouse. Four large lamps, reminiscent of lanterns decorate the formal living area.
These are capsule lights in which an old gold metal structure holds the blown glass capsule-shaped shade. Hidden inside is a smaller capsule infused with tiny bubbles to create mesmerizing optics.


Other luminaries

Outside deck

Similarly styled lighting, resembling the shape of a lighthouse, was also created for the outside deck, designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and also offering portability for easy movement as needed.


Fourteen lamps were created for the bedsides in the six staterooms, also designed with a Zen feel in mind. The lamps are sleek and minimalistic and feature a base and shade that can be rotated up to 180°.


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Project in numbers

  • 75 metres long mega yacht
  • 66 bespoke lights
  • 14 minimalistic lamps
  • 180 degree swivel lamps
Kensho - living room

Kenshō Yacht

Pushing the boundaries of yachting design

The design team’s theory was to push boundaries when it came to luxury marine design. And the plan proved to be a good one with Kenshō being honoured with multiple yachting awards. This was Jouin Manku’s first maritime project. We sat down with them to learn their thoughts on lighting design for yachts.

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