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
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.
Financial Times How To Spend It April 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
Superyacht DESIGN Q24 Autumn 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
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.
PrivatSea Issue 11/2015
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
Superyacht DESIGN Q23 Summer 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
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.
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.
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House and Garden
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.
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.”
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 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
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.
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
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.’
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.’
Best Inlaid Plans
Howard Sansome disusses how traditional and modern techniques are married to take marquetry and contemporary furniture in surprising new directions.