About us

From sketches to delivery, the studio takes their client’s inspiration as a start point, and in the spirit of close collaboration then develops the concept and the detail needed to complete their dream.

Using joinery and materials we create feelings of refined comfort which enable you to love your environment rather than just like it. We create visual links to a clients personal story, for example a recent launch had classical automotive details subtly woven into the joinery, completely personalising their yachts’ design.

By generating creative solutions and tailoring the design process to each project’s requirements, our studio ensures that clients are inspired and thrilled with the results.

John Vickers

BIOGRAPHY

For 22 years, John Vickers has
refined his visual sense of good design, materials, light, careful colour balance and love for detail and proportion.

Growing up by the sea on Hayling Island, with a degree in product design and also a qualified Yacht Master, John progressed naturally into yacht design.

At Redman Whitely Dixon John learnt to draft, design and project manage interior and exterior designs for industry classics, 55.5m Feadship M.Y ‘Twizzle’ and 155m Lurssen M.Y. ‘Al Said’. He then moved to set up the luxury yacht department at property designers Candy & Candy, where the 62m Motor Yacht Candyscape II went on to win the coveted world superyacht award for Best Motor Yacht, with special mention for interior design.

Following that, 6 years as a senior designer at Terence Disdale, John worked on the world’s most prestigious interior and exterior design projects, as well as completing designs for a private jet and interior architecture.

John returned as a director to his first yacht design firm RWD before setting up Vickers Studio in January 2015.

World Superyacht Awards – 36m Seaflower

Winner Best Superyacht – 56m Blue II

Winner Best Superyacht Interior
Design – 36m Calypso

Winner Best Superyacht – 36m Delta One

A SELECTIVE LIST OF AWARDS AND PAST DESIGN EXPERIENCES

As designer then director at Redman Whiteley Dixon

155m Motor Yacht ‘Al Said’ 

World’s second largest private yacht by volume

55.5m Motor Yacht ‘Twizzle’

Winner – Best Superyacht, World Superyacht Awards. 

As Candy & Candy Yacht 
Department Head

62m Motor Yacht
‘Candyscape II’

Winner – Best Superyacht, World Superyacht Awards. 

As a senior designer at 
Terence Disdale Design

Private Jet – Bombardier Global 5000

81m Motor Yacht ‘Kibo’

Winner – Best Superyacht, World Superyacht Awards. 

81m Motor Yacht ‘Romea’

GEMMA- CREATIVE LEAD

With superb creative vision and sensitivity Gemma leads on all colours, fabrics, art; she looks for the creative spark and emotion points in the all the studios designs.

EMMA – OFFICE & CLIENT MANAGER

Diplomatic and honest, Emma is essential to the smooth running of all our projects and the studio in general.

SIMON – SENIOR DESIGNER

His experience and technical knowledge is amazing, having delivered 145m giga yachts to GRP production boats and sailing yachts for more than 25 years.

ANDREW – DESIGNER

A top graduate in design, he is very detailed and thorough with a creative eye. Andrew is planning his life on a classic yacht.

HELENA – SENIOR DESIGNER RESIDENTIAL PROJECT LEAD

With 20 years in Yacht design and residential interior design her experience and creativity is at the highest level. A former director at Taylor Howes she heads up our residential projects.

JENNA - SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Without doubt the finest FF and E designer and supplier we have ever worked with. Huge experience and always cheerful.

GAVIN – DESIGN VISUALISATION

The finest photo real visualiser in the industry, having worked with the best he now works for the studio creating perfect visuals for our clients review.

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