VISIONARY interior design for land and sea


FORWARD-THINKING. purpose-driven. impassioned.





Interior Designer, Sustainability + WELL Build Consultant


Joyce Clear, the daughter of a Naval Commander, has been designing the interiors of yachts and luxury residences for over 15 years. She is known for her relentless pursuit of creative authenticity, inventive ideas and strategic execution. At the heart of her creative inspiration is the immersion in different cultures through international travel, Biomimicry, sustainable innovation and wellness.


Clear Yacht's interior refit of S/Y Mari Cha III, a 155' Ketch, was shortlisted on two occasions for "Best Interior Refit" by the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2015 and International Superyacht Society. The refit of one of her first projects, a 55' Hatteras, earned recognition for "Best Interior Transformation". Joyce's work in both yacht and luxury residential design has been published in numerous print and digital media including Superyacht Design, Superyacht Business, Design et al /UK, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, and more. Joyce has also served as a design and sustainable innovation panelist for GreenTECH, Sabah, Malaysia 2017, the MARE Forum, Ft. Lauderdale 2017, 2016, 2015, Boat International Design Symposium, Kitzbühel, Austria 2015, USSA Superyacht Summit, FL and Luxury Design Council, NYC. 


Joyce's passion for the well-being of the oceans has grown into a commitment to Sustainable Luxury (trademarked by Clear Group Intl.) which inspires and promotes innovative sustainable solutions for luxury lifestyles and everyday living.


In addition to her design career, Joyce also served as a licensed Securities Representative for Bear Stearns, Commodities Futures Broker for Morgan Stanley, and Marketing Communications IPO Strategist for Fortune 500 companies.



karin an Rijlaarsdam


Interior, Furniture and Textile Designer

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Dutch designer, Karin An Rijlaarsdam, received a bachelor degree both at the Academy of Arts Utrecht and The Hague University Of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. She started her design career at interior design firm Kho Liang Ie Associates Amsterdam, renown for the groundbreaking interior design of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


In 2001 Karin founded CLOUD-9 design in The Netherlands. CLOUD-9 is a boutique design studio for interior, furniture and textile design. Since 2005 the design studio has been based in Shanghai. CLOUD-9 Shanghai works globally with an international design team under the creative direction of Karin An Rijlaarsdam. Karin relocated to New York early 2017 to launch CLOUD-9 NYC. Clients include Danskina, Kvadrat, Cappellini, Haworth, Apple, Beats by Dr Dre, The Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo, Rolex Tennis Mater Cup, China Open Beijing, Fapai China.


Karin’s work is inspired by long term research on daily life & improvisation in informal settlements in Brazil, India, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and China. Informal settlements function like micro economies where people improvise to survive, with a powerful and innovative energy. By improvising they create a job, build toys to play, and build & decorate their homes without means. Since 2008, CLOUD-9 has designed Haworth showrooms and Haworth X Friends Clubs globally, 49 showroom until today. All designs for Haworth are LEED GOLD/PLATINUM certified. For the interior design of The Club Haworth x Friends in Beijing, CLOUD-9 Shanghai received the world's first new LEED4 certification.