Media Recognition

We are honoured that Aryma’s championing of contemporary marquetry, combined with our strong design eye, has been recognised by many leading publications of the interiors, shipping, motoring and lifestyle sectors both in the UK and internationally.


Christie’s Interiors May/June 2017

May 2, 2017

In the studio he co-founded in Wales, Howard Sansome has brought a Renaissance craft into the 21st century.  Helen Chislett discusses with him how the beauty of marquetry is the marriage between design innovation and technical excellence.

Christie’s Interiors 2017


Financial Times How To Spend It April 2016

May 2, 2016

Scaping the City

Iconic cityscapes rendered as elements of interior design are on the rise, with their engaging sense of historic and personal significance, reports Helen Chislett

Scaping The City


Superyacht DESIGN Q24 Autumn 2015

September 25, 2015

Mood Board: Scratching the Surface

When it comes to interiors, furniture and objets d’art, the surfaces and finishes that adorn them might be as fine, if not finer, than what lies beneath.  Mood Board  demonstrates how a variety of processes, both traditional and contemporary, can turn any surface into an eye-catching masterpiece.


Financial Times How To Spend It July 2015

July 13, 2015

The Best Inlaid Plans

Cutting-edge furniture designers and artists are reinvigorating marquetry with ravishing new riffs on traditional techniques, materials and patterns.  Lucia van der Post reports on the ravishing reinvention of marquetry.

The Best Inlaid Plans


PrivatSea Issue 11/2015

June 5, 2015

Craftsmanship: Sea Change by Helen Chislett

Today’s designers are leaving dry land behind, pulling on their sou’westers and creating fabulous bespoke pieces for the new breed of superyachts

PrivatSea – Seachange


Superyacht DESIGN Q23 Summer 2015

May 26, 2015

Cover image:  Archipelago by Aryma in-house designer Anne Harrison demonstrates how the strong visual characteristics of a rich burr can be used to inspire and be integrated into a unique piece of marquetry when viewed in full.  Made from a combination of South Pacific abalone, white, grey and black mother of pearl and inlaid into an amboyna burr background.  The design can be modified in colour and scale for application on wall or door panels, screens and cabinetry.



The English Home June 2015

By Definition: Furniture Finishes

Finely crafted virtuoso finishes can transform a piece of furniture into an exquisite work of art.  A brief introduction to the essential terminology and techniques of carving, marquetry, parquetry, lacquerwork and japanning.


Telegraph Luxury Winter 2014

December 11, 2014

The ancient craft of marquetry is making a comeback.  But we’re not talking traditional boxes and writing desks – Aryma makes exquisite works of art for interiors, superyachts, private jets and luxury cars. Words by Henrietta Thompson.


FT Weekend

November 3, 2014

Aryma in this weekend’s Financial Times House and Home – “From veneer to eternity” by Jonathan Foyle.

Artisans:  The ancient technique of marquetry is being brought up to date by a small company in Wales that creates work designed to stand the test of time.

View the PDF or view on the FT web site.


House and Garden

September 25, 2014

When Aryma’s in-house marquetry artist Szilvia Dorogi began this 2 x 1 metre decorative panel, her intention was to give it a painterly feel. It was crafted over a period of three months, in varying shades of bolivar – a type of tulipwood, selected for its porous reception to dyes. The result is a bold use of colour, in a design that has a classical feel.


Superyacht Design

June 5, 2014

Featured on the front cover of SuperyachtDesign Q19, the panel combines eight different veneers and five types of exotic shell, including mother-of-pearl.

“Although the fragile nature of mother-of-pearl makes it a challenge to work with, the hidden tones and colours of pink and green, which change in different light, also make it one of the most appealing materials to use,” says Gage. “It lends each inlay its own unique character.”

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Superyacht Design

September 3, 2013

On a calendar already saturated with superyacht conferences, boat shows, award ceremonies and symposiums, finding an event that offers something new and valuable is difficult. Rather than being just another superyacht event or an egotistical display of wealth and excess, SuperyachtDESIGN Week was a very welcome change. A true celebration of design, it brought together for the first time top designers, suppliers, showrooms and industry figureheads to discuss the present and look to the future of our industry. Running from 18 to 20 June, the inaugural SuperyachtDESIGN Week was a platform for debate, discussion, reflection and networking for the creative minds and industry influencers behind the oceans’ floating palaces. SYD looks at key points from the sessions and talks to some of the artisans that helped make this week such a success.


Superyacht Design

September 3, 2012

Superyacht Design editorial feature on Aryma’s history and portfolio, gives focus to Aryma’s transformation over the past six years into the marquetry specialist of choice for super yacht interiors.


The English Home

March 3, 2012

The Fine Veneer of Beauty

The English Home examines how today’s artisans are taking the ancient art of marquetry to new heights as the method of choice for creating furniture of unprecedented luxury.


Elle Decoration

October 6, 2011

Flights of Fancy

Decorating News edited by Emilio Pimentel-Reid, features intricate life size birds in natural and coloured veneers on a gold anegre background from marquetry specialist Aryma.


The Yacht Report

November 3, 2010

The Eighth Wonder of the World

Editor in Chief of The Yacht Report, Martin H Redmayne tours the new 68m Feadship-built motor yacht Lady Christine and reports back with an enthusiastic critique ‘…surrounding the remarkable main interior staircase were two marquetry murals that take your breath away. One might assume that they were partially painted; such is the detail that has been employed to create them. On closer inspection, you can see the use of microscopic pieces of coloured and natural coloured wood combining in a series of images that create a curved (yes a curved) masterpiece that cossets the atrium.’ ‘However, the central feature that inspires with awe striking magnitude is the incredible representation of the Taj Mahal.’


Boat International

September 3, 2010

David Pelly explores the new 68 metre superyacht Lady Christine from Feadship’s Royal Van Lent shipyard, being showcased at the Monaco Yacht show 22-25 September 2010.

‘…Aryma have built up a world class reputation as leading exponents of marquetry…’

‘…extraordinary marquetry pictures which are the talking point of the whole yacht…’

‘…the astonishing marquetry tableau of wonders of the world which certainly qualifies as a wonder in its own right.’



May 6, 2007

Best Inlaid Plans

Howard Sansome disusses how traditional and modern techniques are married to take marquetry and contemporary furniture in surprising new directions.