Biophilic Design? What’s that?

adjective (bī-ō-ˈfi-lik)

‘relating to, showing, or being the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature’

Oceanco NXT is the Oceanco’s new initiative to co-create a series of concept yachts that aim to achieve zero impact on the environment and develop exciting yachts for future generations. The interior design of Oceanco’s latest concept yacht in its Oceanco NXT series was conceived by Amsterdam- based architectural design studio, TANK, with the idea to design a space that reflect how lifestyles are evolving—allowing those onboard to live better.


Paris Baloumis, marketing director of Oceanco says, “Growing evidence suggests that the integration of natural elements into our surroundings triggers a strong positive impact on our health and wellbeing. In our work with TANK, Oceanco is exploring the potential for nature-inspired – or biophilic – design to enrich the living spaces of our yachts. Textures, colors, forms and shapes reflect those found in the ocean, with nature elegantly interpreted through lighting, materials and organically informed furnishings. The result stimulates creativity, positivity and a sense of wonder at the natural world.”


Alongside this contemporary approach to the physical qualities of a yacht, TANK has considered creating spaces in a balanced way. The designers divide a yacht into distinct energy moods across deck levels: one for retreating and self-care; one for daily tasks like meeting loved ones, working and exercising; and one for connection, from social interactions and partying to enjoying time together on the water. Oceanco’s hope is that the result is an intuitive take on how we live our lives and how we want to live lives aboard our yachts.