On their imagined river cruise vessel, Monocle’s The Escapist has chosen Nexus Designs as one of the essential ingredients in creating the perfect freshwater getaway.

“Recruiting Australian firm Nexus Designs, whose portfolio includes various maritime projects, we’ll incorporate a seafaring-inspired palette. Classy naval stripes and sea-rope detailing will be used sparingly. Expect sturdy, elegant furniture: Patricia Urquiola’s Husk Chair from B&B Italia, with shelled bottoms reminiscent of a boat hull, will be paired with tough-to-topple stools from Artek.”

Words by Nolan Giles & Marie-Sophie Schwarzer
Illustrations by Satoshi Hashimoto