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CRYSTAL CAVIAR Like a pearl that shines in the night

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LIQUID MARBLE When the ocean is frozen in time

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THE PLAY THEORY Moschino; Kartell positive power; They call them toys

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TOWARDS A HAPPIER CHINA China's new era; The yacht market; the China Rendez-Vous; Interview with Mr Lawrence Wang Dafu; Steve Leung; Ben Wu; Design Weeks in Shanghai and Hong Kong

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100M PAM DE GLAM MEGAYACHT CONCEPT | FEADSHIP Episode 1 - The Custom Process

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¡QUE VIVA MÉ� XICO! About Mexico; Benetti Se77antasette; Interview with the owner of the 47m Bilgin M/Y Giaola-Lu

DESIGN IS AN OPEN WAY OF THINKING Interview with Studio A+++; Carlo Colombo about Rossi Navi projects

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CLOUD 9 IRRESISTIBLE AND MESMERISING 74m CRN

A PREMIER CABIN INSPIRED BY CAR AND YACHT DESIGN Bombardier Global 5000 and 6000 CRYSTAL SKYE The official debut of Crystal Skye marks the birth of a new category of luxury travel

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ANDIAMO, A STORY ABOUT A ONEOF-A-KIND CREATION 47m Baglietto

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ANTICIPATING TOMORROW'S DESIRES Gulf Craft, Interview with Erwin Bamps, Interview with Cristiano Gatto

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A UNIQUE ACT OF LOVE The biggest yacht in the world with Volvo Penta IPS System

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ART ROCK Design is a state of mind. Interview with Espen Øino; Sander Sinot

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WHEN SKULLS ARE JOY Antonio Guccione; The story of an immortal symbol

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DESIGNING LIFE "Water and shapes" Adima, Forme d'Acqua, Gio Pagani

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COPPER IS THE NEW LUXURY Bilgin 156 M/Y Nerissa

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She rocks Happy new year, dear Readers, and welcome to these new unconventional design atmospheres made by adventurous tales through design and interviews collected with a non-conservative approach. Superyacht Digest aims at creating a new aesthetic manifesto in the world of luxury and yacht design, involving a highly-specialized network of professionals and designers who want to contribute with their stories to the realization of a new key of interpretation of this exclusive elite world. Launched in 2013 as website, Superyacht Digest enters this year also the world of printed media with the ambition to become a new reference for those who love "the finest things in life". These not just meant as luxury products, but as the best choice resulting from an accurate selection of brands and people. There is no arrogance in this tales, but only brands, companies and people who have been personally met and deeply known, and who deserved credit and attention.

SUPERYACHT DIGEST IS A MAGAZINE OF RELATIONS

This first issue, let's say, rock-oriented, is dedicated to a series of figures and products which, each in their own sector, represent an absolute reference and are considered as precursors and visionnary minds, always one step ahead.

YACHTING IS BUSINESS. MADE BY DESIGN AND AESTHETICS.

She, in this case "the boat", is a storytelling from a female perspective; she is a magic creature able to bring the reader into parallel worlds made by sensations and good feelings, through a curious sublimation process made by art, poetry, perfection, seduction and sentiment. Here design, decoration and other aesthetic details and accessories are a tool to convey deeper meanings. This consideration was our starting point in addressing the theme to which this issue is dedicated: rock attitudes. The term is wide-ranging and controversial which is why it was great fun to look into it, investigate it, and try to redefine the limits. What really rocks? How does the perception of this concept change according to the different contexts: rock can be here referred to a person, an object, a design theme, a decoration, a mission, a vision, even to a market...sometimes it means transgressive, overexposured, outstanding, non-conservative, hyperbolic, over the top, exaggerated, or simply cool and so fascinating. Have fun with this reading!

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Jenny Packham SS 2018 | Ready-To-Wear The inspiration for this season comes from the East and precisely from ancient Japan. Embroidery on 30s inspired dresses, Hokusai's prints, Lee Ufan's works are all elements that find a decorative collocation in Jenny Packham's collection, alongside the precious details that have always distinguished the brand, like sequins, embroidery and sophisticated appliquĂŠs. An opulence that develops on a feminine silhouette, made of fluid dresses, flared skirts and large trousers. jennypackham.com


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Chanel SS 2018 | Ready-To-Wear CHANEL by Karl Lagerfeld This season, the designer writes a story in aquatic tones. An iridescent rainbow palette, scintillating gold and silver echoing the reflections of the sun and the moon on the water's surface, hazy aqua prints in blue and white, luxuriant greens, delicate pinks and vibrant shades imbued with the energy of nature, all envelop the Spring-Summer silhouette.


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CRYSTAL CAVIAR

LIKE A PEARL THAT SHINES IN THE NIGHT FROM UNDERWATER ART INSTALLATIONS TO THE FIRST CHANDELIER WITH LUMINISCENT EFFECT EVER INSTALLED ON BOARD OF A YACHT. THE CZECH COMPANY CONTINUES TO SHINE WITHOUT FORGETTING THE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT.

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rystal Caviar is the renowned Czech company based in the heart of Bohemian glass craftsmanship in Northern Bohemia and is specialized in unique glass creations such as art chandeliers, crystal sculptures, lamps, glass walls... and Crystal Caviar tiles. All its products - vibration and salty proof - are manufactured in the highest quality and are 100% safe for the moving yacht environment. Crystal Caviar has successfully completed more than 70 yacht projects so far and recently has been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation award 2018 in the category Lighting – Pendant/chandelier. Its Luminescent chandelier, 5,6m high, with special luminescent glass produced for the 47m M/Y Nerissa, built by Bilgin Yachts, is the first chandelier with special luminescent effect ever installed on board of yacht (PICTURES PAG. 114).

The chandelier is compiled from 189 glass components which are firmly connected to each other by sticks made from polished stainless steel. To achieve minimalistic look but maximize optical effect of the glass at the same time, each glass component is compiled from two parts made of two different types of glass. The inside part is smooth with luminescent effect and the external part is made of knurled glass to achieve 3D effect of every component. "The chandelier is not only well made, but it literally lit the entire interior of the yacht. It is like a pearl shines in the night,” describes Marek Landa, owner of Crystal Caviar company.

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Crystal Caviar collaborates with many Czech and also world artists and designers on different projects: last year the company collaborated with the famous yacht designer Igor Lobanov, author of futuristic design of Ship STAR and designer for the exteriors of M/Y Jubilee (Oceanco). Crystal Caviar finished a crystal sculpture with him (PICTURE ABOVE), created according to the remarkable project of Ship STAR, and then named after it. More than 130m long superyacht has an absolutely unique design which does not remind any other superyacht conceived till today. The main goal during the creation of the sculpture was to capture the uniqueness of the yacht design and transfer it into the crystal sculpture. “Igor Lobanov likes to do things which no one has ever done before him. And this fact we have in common. That is why I addressed a proposal to Mr Lobanov of making a crystal sculpture according to his remarkable project of Ship Star. I think that the sculpture is as beautiful as the yacht will be” says Marek Landa. The art has always been at the core of Crystal Caviar's philosophy. Last summer ARTSiO gallery in collaboration with Crystal Caviar and prominent Czech glass artist Vlastimil Beránek organized an exhibition dedicated to divers on the sea bed off Punta Negra, Mallorca (PICTURE BELOW). The name "Protect the fragility" expressed the main goal of the event: the exhibition wanted to point out the fragility of the ocean environment, in a parallel with the fragility of glass and tradition of glass craftsmanship. “We submergered crystal sculptures from Mr Vlastimil Beránek of total value over one milion euros. It was a bit of adrenalin to make sure, they will not be damaged,” says Petr Král, director of ArtSiO gallery. Vlastimil Beránek added “It is the same case as an ocean. The environment is irretrievably damaged and we should protect it with all its creatures as well as we should protect and help the hundred of years long tradition of glass craftsmanship”. 18


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SUPERYACHTDIGEST.com ONE OCEAN FORUM THE EVENT FOR THE MARINE PRESERVATION In October 2017 Milan was chosen as capital city of the marine preservation and hosted the "ONE OCEAN Forum" by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, a two-day event of debate, speeches, first-hand accounts and working sessions to raise awareness of the state of the marine ecosystem and to spread a culture of environmentalism. The Forum, which Her Highness the Princess Zahra Aga Khan has wanted for a long time, is supported by a Scientific Council, presided over by Francesca Santoro of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The event saw the ratification of the Charta Smeralda, a document outlining a new standard of ethics for the protection of the sea. Adopting the motto “partnership is the new leadership”, ONE OCEAN Forum bare witness to how the moral authority of all the players in the initiative is crucial in bringing to fruition a program which, far from just ending with the closure of the October event, will stimulate lasting change and show real value over time.

Anne de Carbuccia is a French - American environmental artist. She has traveled the globe for several years documenting the evolution of the planet and the impact of mankind on the environment. In this page: SUNSET & BLUE WHALE BONE ICEBERG, ANTARCTICA, FEBRUARY 2014 Photo: ® Anne De Carbuccia

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WHEN THE OCEAN IS FROZEN IN TIME

Installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Photo Credits: Ed Reeve

THE DESIGNER’S PASSION AND SKILL LIE IN THE EXPLORATION OF THE NATURAL AND TECHNICAL POSSIBILITIES OF AN OBJECT IN ORDER TO CREATE DESIGNS WHICH ARE FUNCTIONAL, BUT WHICH APPEAL TO THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SENSES.

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SUPERYACHTDIGEST.com In this page: CONSTELLATION 1 TOBAGO CAYS, CARIBBEAN, OCTOBER 2014 Photo: ® Anne De Carbuccia

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escribed within the international design community as the "champion of intellectual agility in the field of contemporary design", Mathieu Lehanneur's works can be found among some of the most renowned public and private collections from New York MoMA to Centre Pompidou and Musée des arts Décoratifs in Paris. In addition to a long series of awards collected globally by the most prestigious organizations, he also boasts, among his projects, a plant home air filtration system, created in partnership with Harvard University and based on studies developed by NASA. On the international design scene, Mathieu Lehanneur is one of the few designers of his generation with a genuine multi-disciplinary approach to creativity: his projects stretch the realms of product design and objet to architecture, craft and technology. His work defies traditional descriptions of "design", "science" or "art"-led and his method aims at creating spectacular projects that are intended to enchant and to encourage wellbeing. His design office collaborates with a number of prestigious brands across a wide variety of sector, including Nike, Veuve Clicquot, Audemars Piguet, Kenzo, Poltrona Frau, Pullman Hotels, Cartier, AirFrance, Schneider Electric, JCDecaux, Becton Dickinson and Sony. Since 2015, Mathieu Lehanneur has been the Chief Designer of Huawei.

He is currently working on multiple projects as an hybrid engine boat, a foldable electric bike, the interior design for hotels and stores, connected objects and pharmaceutical design.

Recently Lehanneur completed the installation of a temporary museum in Shanghai for the Swiss luxury watchmaker brand Audemars Piguet and his spectacular work Liquid Marble was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Musée des arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the Palazzo Morando in Milan. Liquid Marble is a surrealistic and materialized vision of dynamic ocean frozen in time. As a threedimensional still picture, the work captures the complex movements of waves and currents. Designed digitally using advanced 3D movie-making software, and made from blocks of marble, hand polished, the piece make it impossible to mistake the relief of the water. The environment is reflected and the light is distorted. As also impossible, the impressions of the real scenes of the ebb and flow of ocean waves seem to have been extracted intact, before being fixed in matter.

Liquid Marble offers a close-up experience of the enigmatic effect of contrasting materials – both liquid and solid at the same time – and encouraging contemplation. In this installation the designer combines his passion for design, science, technology and art, and introduces an alchemic combination: nourished by science, and with a metaphysical approach. Liquid Marble invites us to experience the most innovative processes whilst letting the mind wander in the movements of the sea, for a moment of meditative reflection.

ABOUT LIQUID MARBLE The work reveals this fluid and progressive transition between the two states of matter.

Photo Credits: Lionel Gasparini

The transition from solid to liquid is a magic of physics. A moment of tilting from static to movement, a passage from the inert to the living.

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SUPERYACHTDIGEST.com In this page: PLANET GRENADINES, CARIBBEAN, OCTOBER 2014 Photo: ® Anne De Carbuccia

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beyond yachting limits Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat.

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Miracle on 41st Street. With hundreds of new and brokerage yachts ďŹ nely orchestrated along a one-mile esplanade of illustrious Collins Avenue, the Miami Yacht Show truly is a miracle to behold.

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SUPERYACHTDIGEST.com BySwans Bedroom Pantone Color of the Year 2018 PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet The Pantone Color of the Year 2018, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. It communicates originality, ingenuity, and the visionary thinking we are seeking to create a meaningful direction for our future. Complex and contemplative, this creative, reflective and magical blue-based purple suggests the mysteries of the cosmos and the intrigue of what lies ahead in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. byswans.com


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Jeremy Scott, creative director of the fashion house Moschino Photo © Moschino

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by Pamela Paci

extravagant have never been a hymn to hedonism, but meanings targeted to the reinvention.

THE PLAY THEORY

PLAY FAVOURS PLEASURE, SATISFIES OUR NEED FOR PLEASURE. PLAYING DEVELOPS OUR FANTASIES. PEOPLE PLAY TO GET SATISFACTION AND TO GRATIFY THEIRSELVES.

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n our society people tend to follow the trend of the popular culture. What we see in the movies, we replicate in our life. We relate our life with the content that actors show in their movies, trying to imitate them. We tend to follow the merchandise that they use, we tend to live up to them and find pleasure by doing so. The batman series has become quiet famous nowadays and the kids and even the young adults have been influenced by the characters in that movie. This has influenced the people in positive way. Most of the time people become helpless confronting an injustice, but if they watch the batman series, they perceive protection. Movies and shows are lived as an extension of our real life and people tend to see them as a continuation of their experiences.

Franco Moschino's interest for the contemporary and the motivation of people remained at the core of the firm; it’s not by chance that in 2010 was inaugurated in Milan the Maison Moschino hotel, thus favoring the needs of clients who are increasingly won over by the entire way of life expressed by the great brands of the Made in Italy: in the case of Moschino a fairytale world where fashion is a way to celebrate values ​​and joie de vivre. Fashion and design are a symphony of colours and shapes. Certain colors are commonly associated with particular moods and feelings and the way that designers or artists use color will affect the temperament of a design and can potentially influence how the viewer feels. Whether a color is warm, cool or neutral can promote different frames of mind and impact the space in which it is displayed.

In design, as well as in fashion, colors are a subjective choice. The color that can evoke one reaction in one person, may evoke the opposite reaction in another, due to culture, prior association, or even just personal preferences. Color theory is a science and there are brands in the design world that through colours and transparencies, have built their identity and the uniqueness of their products. One name? Kartell.

From the fashion show SS 2018 | Photo © Moschino

As a true provocateur Moschino began a long campaign to raise the awareness for fashion, advocating environmentalism: "Being fashionable means being aware of the evil that can be done to nature. Nature is better than couture". And he began to bring on the catwalk ecological furs.

This theory is known as “the play theory of mass communication”, first introduced by William Stephenson, a British social scientist, in 1967, when he approached the mass communication literature in a subjective and psychological manner rather than the conventional methods.

Fashion plays with colours and uses them to convey emotions, identity and meanings. There is no way you can separate fashion and the role of colors. Everyone expresses themselves through color: from the moment we pick out our clothes in the morning, to the time we put on our pyjamas at night.

Brands adopt a color strategy to convey their core values to consumers in a single glance. Colors are often an Ode to Joy, in other cases they are used to provoke and shock the consciences around ecological issues or moral values. And so it was for Moschino who in over 30 years of success has written the story of the Italian fashion and the Made in Italy. Franco Moschino so described himself "I copy and desecrated other designers, recount what happens by trying to understand the motivations of people". These words of the designer perfectly summarize his view of fashion: a tool to reflect ironically on society. In fact, his clothes so colorful, exaggerated,

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An instant doze of glamour to your interior design. In this picture, the colourful effect of BATTERY, the LED Table Lamp designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell and available in different colours.

THE PLAY THEORY

KARTELL POSITIVE POWER

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e met Lorenza Luti, Kartell's Director for Marketing and Retail, and granddaughter of the founder of the brand, Giulio Castelli, on the occasion of Host, the International Exhibition for the Hospitality. Here Kartell was present to strengthen its position in the business of contract supplies, where the brand’s vast product offering has already been appreciated by designers and professionals for some time now. What emerges in this interview is the view of the third generation of this family design company, among the most famous ones globally to represent the best of Made in Italy, witness and pillar of the Italian industry's history. Beyond the story, what is strinking is also the strong emotion and involvement in all the different activities. Bright and dreaming eyes light the expression of her face while she talks about the story of the company, that last year celebrated 50 years of activity. Lorenza Luti looks back at all the goals achieved over the years, sharing with us some memories of herself as a little girl, when the company had its own football team, when the arrival of the spring meant that the Salone del Mobile (Milano) was coming up, bringing a season of events and parties with her family. Up to the 70th birthday's party of her grandfather, a happy occasion they celebrated with all the company's staff members. Family companies, generally speaking, have always an extra kick: they catch the soul of their founders to release it through their creations. Today Kartell is present in 140 countries worldwide, no area excluded, from the Old to the New World, crossing China, Japan and Australia. Even in Manila, Beijing and Brasil they have recently opened their flagship stores. Among Kartell's next steps, the Indian market.

Madame Pucci (upholstered chair) is a Philippe Starck's creation designed for Kartell to celebrate Emilio Pucci’s stores throughout the world.

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What are the company's and brand's values? Our values can be expressed through 4 different concepts: evolution, design, innovation and, above all, industrial production. Kartell represents in the world the evolution of the plastic material; the constant activity of research and development based on the extreme versatility of this material has always allowed us to explore new frontiers. In the Kartell's philosophy, design means form and function with a vital predisposition to innovation, where all the ideas we give shape to, derive from the designers' inspirations. It is their world, their cultural influences, to be expressed. We simply shape through our products their feelings, their sentiment towards the world. We develop the idea with them, for sure, adding our know-how and paying great attention to the current trends in terms of colours or textures, but every product is the vision of one. This is the reason why every single product is born with a precise identity and has a unique story. It expresses personality; its character is so recognisable to be able to resist in time, in some cases, becoming even an icon. Kartell's primary ability the key of our success - is the industrial manufacturing expertise that enables us to provide “made to measure” solutions for large-scale projects involving significant volumes, without detracting in any way from product design and quality, and above all with rapid delivery times to meet the client’s requirements.

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Lorenza Luti, Kartell's Director for Marketing and Retail

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Kartell | Contract Projects Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo has chosen Kartell for the outdoor area of his bistro in Turin (Italy).

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composed by around 300 members. We focus and offer products with the highest durability in terms of material and design, that's why they become icon. A Kartell product is a transversal object, its uniqueness resides in the fact it can be ideally placed everywhere, in all settings and atmospheres, from a classic design to the ultra-modern, and even in a country-style house! Its timeless design is expressed through its versatility. It can be considered as an interpreter of our time because what clients demand today is top-quality and unique design, which are the two elements behind our story, a long route of research and innovation. How important is for your sector the ability to work as a system? KABUKI, suspension lamp by Ferruccio Laviani

This represents an important added value for contract supplies, while also offering great flexibility, short lead times and the possibility to renew and customize. How Kartell can be considered an interpreter of our time? Kartell's aim has been ever since representing the best of the Made in Italy: our products are made with the highest quality and a great spirit of innovation. Our company produces exclusively in Italy with a staff

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Oh, that means a lot! And our institutions should make more. That would be a benefit for every operator and we all together would improve our competitiveness as a country. A company cannot afford to wait for the actions by the institutions, we have to find a way alone, counting exclusively on our strengths. However, we could recently appreciate the great support offered by the foreign Embassies, for example in France and Japan, which warmly welcomed and hosted us inside their locations for some exclusive private events we organized together. Convivial occasions - created ad hoc - targeted to important figures and clients.

Initially launched with the name of “mobili 4970/84�, the Componibili have revolutionized the design world with a unique approach to product engineering which applies design to plastic materials: a project born in Kartell, fruit of the creativity of Anna Castelli Ferrieri who has fully interpreted the innovative spirit of the brand, paving the way to the extraordinary evolution which, down through the years, has continued to nurture this intuition through on-going research into design, technological evolution and new materials.

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A timeless classic, incessantly projected towards the future: the Componibili turned 50 in 2017 and Kartell dedicated a special event to this timeless icon created by Anna Castelli Ferrieri which immediately became a longtime bestseller of the brand. To celebrate this anniversary, designers, curators, critics and intellectuals from all over the world have been invited to make their own personal contribution. Among them the fifteen signature pieces by Ron Arad, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Alberto Meda, Alessandro Mendini, Nendo, Fabio Novembre, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka and fashion brands Emilio Pucci and Missoni, along with a Disney special edition. ___________________________________________

Componibili, here on the left, the interpretation by Fabio Novembre

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(above) Jellies family, the articulated collection for the table designed by Patricia Urquiola. (left) Designed by Philippe Starck, the Bubble Club armchair is part of the Bubble Club family, along with the sofa and the small table: made entirely of plastic, they represent a small revolution in the history of furniture design. Thanks to its extremely weather-resistant plastic, the Bubble Club family, is ideal for furnishing gardens, pool sides and patios. (Pag. 39) Largo, modular sofa system with different configurations, adds a velvet version in teal, pink, cardinal red, soft gray, acid green and forest green to its line of cotton and linen fabrics.

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How do you imagine the design sector in 10 years? It will be faster and faster. It will require easier and quicker processes. Even as to the certificationrelated procedures, which for us are very complex. In addition, more services will have to be integrated in the customer care. The attention to all the needs of the clients will have to be continually improved and made more efficient. The companies will have to become more and more client-oriented, a more friendly customer care service will be the good answer. That's why we are always present directly at all trade shows. We want to be present as a company, not through our representatives. We want to take care of our clients, we strongly believe in the value of the relationships. How design can be an unlimited frontier? Ah, never set limits! Each time we discuss a new project with our team of engineers, they always answer with 37

a long series of technical problems. "This is not possible!", they usually answer. In that precise moment we start to work hard to find the solution! Before we say goodbye, let me just play with a short game of word association. If Kartell was an animal, what kind of animal would be? A chameleon. A colour? Definitely red! A dish? For sure, an Italian one! Very easy and for everyone. Maybe, a caprese salad. But it would be more appropriate to compare it with a drink. Some time ago, on the occasion of one of our events, we invented for our guests the "Kartell cocktail", it was very sweet, red... very good! :)

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THE PLAY THEORY

THEY CALL THEM TOYS IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO CHARTER A YACHT FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY, DON'T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT WATER TOYS.

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here is a water toy to delight every charter guest and in recent years they have become increasingly varied and exotic. Whether you like the speed or you prefer the pleasure of snorkelling, you will be able to choose among personal watercrafts, inflatables, waterslides, snorkelling gears, scuba diving equipment, wakeboard sand water-skis, amphibious jeep, mini-submarines...

Golf mats, golf simulators, floating golf balls and even fish food golf balls feature on many yacht shopping lists.

Clay pigeon shooting is another accessible onboard sport with small clay traps available that are ideally suited to storing on a yacht. With the rise of custom carbon games decks, there are now no limits to what team and individual sports can be played on board. The games decks can be used for playing tennis, volleyball, football, basketball and many other games. In this page: Beach Inflatable Furniture. Blofield produces an innovative line of sleek inflatable furniture that can be used indoors or outdoors. Ideal for those superyacht beach parties. ______________________________________________ Superyacht Tenders and Toys provides superyacht owners and captains with a one stop shop for all their tender and toy needs. superyachttendersandtoys.com

There are also multitude of different sports and pastimes that can be kept up and practiced whilst on board your yacht.

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The Seabob is a highend electric underwater scooter, made in Germany, designed to explore the surface of the sea and beneath it.

PROJECT NEPTUNE IS ASTON MARTIN'S LOVE FOR INNOVATION - At the Monaco Yacht Show last year Aston Martin introduced its new creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-theart submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.

Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and superyacht owners.

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Founded in Florida by L. Bruce Jones and Patrick Lahey, the team at Triton are committed to producing the safest and best performing, deep-diving submersibles in the world. Project Neptune marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. Aston Martin Consulting Managing Director, Bradley Yorke-Biggs said: "Project Neptune is a flagship project for Aston Martin Consulting. It is a clear and engaging demonstration of how Aston Martin’s expertise in sports car design and craftsmanship can be extended into new aspects of the luxury world."

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F.LLI RAZETO & CASARETO S.P.A. PROUDLY DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES MARINE HARDWARE IN ITALY SINCE 1920.


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by Pamela Paci and Camila Fawcett

TOWARDS A HAPPIER CHINA

total market size of €20 billion (out of 262 globally). Also in the tax-free shopping, China ranks first (28%) with a +15% compared to the previous year.

CHINA HAS ENTERED A "NEW ERA" WHERE IT SHOULD "TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN THE WORLD AND TO MAKE A GREATER CONTRIBUTION TO HUMANKIND"

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ith these words Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China, describes the Country's next achievements under his government. Since Mr Xi took power in 2012, China's economy has continued to grow rapidly. In economic terms, the impact of Chinese meritocracy has created over 200 millions of more moneyed people, even though the country has become more authoritarian, with increasing censorship and many arrests. Under his government, in the latest 5 years, the Chinese GDP has increased from 8.2 to 12 trillions of dollars, with a global growth represented for 30% by China. The Party's mission, according to his plans up to 2020, 2035 (and 2049), is «the Happyness of the People» and ensuring a «best and happier life for everyone». Xi goes on with his anti-corruption campaign and assures that China will keep on opening and that interest and exchange rates will be more close to the market. As to the business world, the control over firms is more and more invasive, against, however, the positive growth of +6,9% in the first part of the year. With these results, Xi can confirm the party targets to the happyness of his people. If we are in front of a "new era" this is called "The Xi's Era". LUXURY IN CHINA

China’s luxury-goods market is growing steadily again, nearly five years after it was knocked off course by President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive. According to the recent Bain-Altagamma Luxury Study 2017, China has returned to drive the market, with an increase in the sales and allowing the market for personal luxury goods to really regain its lustre. Researchers estimate that the overall luxury market, grown by 5% in 2017, will achieve €1.2 trillion globally. The return of chinese purchases, abroad and in China, only in the personal luxury sector, means a

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That the Chinese X, Y an Z generation (the Baby Boomers, Millennials and Post-Millennials) will continue to buy high-end products for their accessible and aspirational luxury experiences (shoes, jewels, leather, clothes, beauty and watches, which represent the largest share of the market) is an incontrovertible fact. But what happens in the absolute luxury market, such as yachting, jets and supercars? Even though the current Chinese Government's anti-corruption drive has dampened the market for luxury goods in China, the yacht industry's outlook is bright. While North America is globally the largest yacht market followed by Europe, China is the most important emerging yacht market. It is projected that the number of leisure boats and yachts in the country will reach 100,000 by 2020 from a mere 3,000 in 2012. The market in 2020 will be worth approximately USD 8.16 billion (source: "Study of China's Yacht Market", ReportBuyer).

The China anti-corruption campaign which commenced in November 2012 hit the industry and growth slowed down leading to players promoting more affordable yacht models to an upper-middleclass and high-net-worth as opposed to ultra-highnet-worth crowd. While larger boats did not see much growth in sales in 2015-2016, smaller boats are will maintain the sales momentum. It is estimated that if China makes it more convenient and attractive to buy yachts then the market can double to what it currently is by 2020. It is projected that the number of yachts longer than 8 meters in China will reach 163.510 by of 2030. The yacht industry in China is projected to grow at a compound average annual growth rate of 30% in the period 2015-2025 and the country is expected to become the largest Asian yacht market over this period. A further significant element that is changing the face of the China’s luxury market, "mainly dominated by the male segment" so far, is "the increasing purchasing power of women and the prominent female presence", wrote Serena Rovai, a professor at France’s La Rochelle Business School in her book “Luxury the Chinese Way.” CHINA RENDEZ-VOUS

Initiated and launched by Visun Group, China RendezVous is the largest lifestyle exhibition in Asia featuring top brands of yachts, business jets, automobiles, fine jewellery, art and other premium lifestyle products. The event, taking place each year in December on the beautiful island of Hainan (in Sanya, one of China’s top tourist destinations), only one-hour flight from Hong Kong, was at its 8th edition last year and since its very beginning has been trying to help the growth of the luxury market, especially in those sectors which are most closely related to political actions: yachting, real estate and marina development. We were present also at this latest edition and exhibitors in the small-medium yacht range (30-50 feet) confirmed the positive results in sales and the special appreciation for the Made in Italy from the Chinese clients.

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We interviewed Mr Lawrence Wang Dafu, founder of the China Rendez-Vous and Chairman of Visun Real Estate group. The market in these sectors has dropped significantly in the latest years and those companies that expected much from China, has been disappointed. However, China's potential must not be forgotten. China’s domestic yacht market seems to suffer today. Once it was seen as a great prospect for the global industry. Which are the reasons behind this lack of certainty in the Chinese market? This industry is affected by huge uncertainty because it is widely influenced by the world economy, regional politics local culture as well as laws and regulations. The financial crisis in 2008 affected many of the yacht supply chains in Europe and the United States, and mass-consumption yachts market was stagnant. Date back to 1990, the U.S. Government imposed yacht luxury tax in the name of justice and fair and it changed the consumption behavior and American yacht industry was badly suffered. Yacht dealers complained their sales in 1991 decreased by 77% than in 1990. Then the government withdrew the yacht luxury tax in 1993, the yacht manufacturing in the U.S. was gradually back to life. China yacht market has been developing rapidly in the last years, it’s been very short compared to the European and U.S. markets. Even Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets are running ahead of us for decades. It is very normal for an emerging market to experience some volatility during it’s course of development. Yet I believe that China is the world’s most promising market. Although the new yacht sales have slowed down, the yacht rental is getting better across the country. Yacht rental business is one of the best ways to spread the yacht culture. “Yacht” is gradually getting rid of the “biased label” of "luxury" and "private" by word of mouth. This year, the Hainan Province Governor has put yacht industry as the region’s strategic focus of development. He proposed to establish Hainan Province as a first-class yacht consumption destination, a worldclass yacht brands display window, and become the experimental area of yacht industry reform and innovation, which has given great confidence to the investors in our yacht industry. I trust that when the relevant elements of the yacht industry are available, the stakeholders are mature enough, the uncertainty of China's yacht industry will fall into a reasonable range. What is your suggestion to those firms that would like to return to China to sell their products but currently they do not find positive results? Some Chinese yacht website operators recently shared with me a lot of analysis results. They advised that the search of yachts has recorded a massive growth for those priced below RMB 500,000 and around RMB 10,000,000. And from the conversations of other yacht-sales agents, the inquiry of yachts worth tens of millions RMB has increased significantly in last half year. There is an old saying in China, “The duck knows first when river becomes warm in spring”, who will

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sense this obvious but accurate signal when China yacht industry is about to the next wave of good news? Of course the professional websites and yacht brokers who have the data and first-hand information. My advice to international yacht brands is if you want to get a share in China market, now is a perfect timing to rearrange your strategy, of course, the reliability of your products and sustainability of after-sales service will determine whether you can find capable agents and partners, so as to get a firm foothold and stand ahead of the market. Maybe the time of lavish shows for the business elite has finished and other formulas targeted to the new generations - genuine yachting enthusiasts - would be more efficient. What's your point of view? Our market is under gradual transition from “irrational” to “rational”. Compared to the 1st generation yacht consumers whom we called “conservatives”, the 2nd generation is younger, they love to play and know how to play. Some of them are even yacht “experts”. They prefer “small community” social activities and share and enjoy different new and interesting experiences. They bring yacht culture and lifestyle into their daily lives, in which the Hainan Rendez-Vous has been doing. Currently boats are still seen as venues to entertain, to host wealthy clients and government officials - which has made the sector an obvious target for the crackdown on corruption. At the same time, however, it seems that the biggest enemy in China is the lack of knowledge of the value of yachting. What are the elements that would help the culture of private yachting to emerge? In the past few years, especially before the year 2012, the primary purpose of yacht consumption in China is for business entertaining. Yet we saw some changes in recent years, small yacht sales are getting better and better which shows that personal use as the main purpose of the yacht consumption is growing. In addition, some specific function boats are trying to open the market, for example, fishing boat and sport yacht, the most obvious one is sailing boat. We are seeing more and more people getting into and loving sailing, not only the rich but also the middleclass elites. I believe that as the market becomes more and more segmented, public dock and related service facilities for these small yachts, as well as business models will be developed accordingly. Another thing is the development of yacht rental business in recent years are favorable to promoting yacht culture. Yacht consumption will penetrate to more and more different classes in the future and the market will also become more mature. Learnt from American’s experience, I think the most important thing is how to make more Chinese people increase the time and stickiness of water recreation. With this problem solved, the development of private yacht culture is a natural success.

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THE BEST OF MADE IN CHINA CHINA’S DESIGN INDUSTRY IS BOOMING. HOME TO PRESTIGIOUS DESIGN SCHOOLS SUCH AS CHINA CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS AND THE SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF VISUAL ART, THE COUNTRY IS PRODUCING A GENERATION OF TALENTED YOUNG DESIGNERS WHO INCORPORATE CONTEMPORARY AESTHETICS WITH A RESPECT FOR TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERITAGE, MATERIALS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. WE INTERVIEWED TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NAMES ON THE DESIGN SCENE IN ASIA AND GATHERED THEIR VISION. Interview with STEVE LEUNG

NEW ERA, NEW DESIGN? Steve Leung is a leading and award-winning architect, interior and product designer, founder of one of the most important design studios in Asia. He is also the President 2017-2019 of International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), the first Chinese elected to this position. Steve set up his own architectural and urban planning consultancy in 1987 and restructured the company into Steve Leung Architects Ltd. (SLA) and Steve Leung Designers Ltd. (SLD) in 1997. Steve Leung Designers Ltd. has branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, and over 500 high-calibre staff, including experienced and qualified architects and interior designers.

ARE THERE CERTAIN COLOURS AND MATERIALS THAT YOU TURN TO A LOT?

WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU ARE SEEING AT THE MOMENT IN DESIGN IN ASIA?

BEING RICH IN CHINA ISN'T AS EASY AS IT ONCE WAS. FOR THE ESTIMATED 360 BILLIONAIRES IN CHINA TODAY THESE ARE TOUGH TIMES. HOW DOES THIS SITUATION IMPACT ON THE WORLD OF DESIGN? HAVE HABITS SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED?

SLD architectural and interior design projects range from residential, show flats, sales offices, handover standard units, club houses, offices, shopping malls, retails, hotels, restaurants and bars, etc. There are also invitations from a number of famous international brands for collaboration in product design.

How to adapt the local culture into the globalised environment is a big challenge for Asian designers nowadays. Under the effect of globalisation, geographical boundaries are blurred and people living in the cities share similar tastes and lifestyles. I think there is a need for designers to merge the local culture and elements into their designs in order to show the unique identity and characteristic of each product or design while keeping up with the global trends and technology. There are as well many possibilities in modern style; different patterns, shapes, materials and colours can be employed for a new impression.

I have no specific preference on colours and materials, although I think beige, black and white can be very versatile. It requires a lot of skills in using colours, and designers have to consider the characteristics of the project. I am happy to explore anything that ties into the project. HOW DO YOU IMAGINE THE WORLD OF DESIGN HEADING IN THE FUTURE FOR STEVE LEUNG? Contemporary minimalist style would still be many people’s choice in the future, as I believe the urbanite would usually strive for simple and cozy living environment as their everyday life is getting more complicated. Moreover, intelligent home will be getting more common and popular under the rapid development of technology. Meanwhile, eco-friendly and sustainable design like energy saving design will be among the most discussed and concerned topics for designers.

What stands for a good design doesn’t change because of a more challenging financial times, because design is person-oriented. The essence remains the same – responding to the user’s needs and preferences. We’ll continue to strive and develop a more specialised design and diversified services.

WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INSPIRATIONS? My inspirations are from my everyday life and experience, which can be from anything to merely a cup of tea. I also love to travel; it’s a good way to wake your senses up and appreciate designs and arts of different places. Observation can also stimulate inspiration. Design and life are inseparable.

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THE BEST OF MADE IN CHINA

Interview with BEN WU

THE IMPORTANCE OF WILD NATURE Founder of WS Group, Ben Wu is one of the most high-profile interior designers in China. He was the first Chinese member of the Nelly Rodi international trends committee and selected for the Andrew Martin International Interior Design award. His name appears also in the AD100 list for the most influential architectural interior designers, and as a lecturer in many international design events including London, Frankfurt, Toronto and Amsterdam. Achieved the award of top 10 person of the year for <Interior Design> magazine. Founded in 1998, WS is an international design group headquartered in Shanghai, and includes W. DESIGN, WS Space, WEIMO by WS and WS CAFE. Their architectural design and interior decoration departments provide customized services of overall interior decoration design to high-end real estate developers, hotels and luxury customers. Additionally, their Shanghai WS Space, located at No. 1298, Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District, and surrounded by outstanding historic buildings, is not merely a decoration showroom, but mainly a design experience. There you can find different original art works from various contemporary artists and designers amongst several European brands of furniture and accessories. We talked to him about his inspirations and connection with the world of art. HOW MUCH DOES CONTEMPORARY ART IMPACT ON YOUR STYLE?

I attach too much importance to the contemporary art into my design, a good design can not only help the clients solve the problem, but should have a strong appeal, the appeal is by means of art and art performance to form. Contemporary art is the best way to make you feel the impact of vision and perception. I always try to integrate contemporary art into my design. WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND REFERENCES IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN? My favourite architect such as Carlo Scarpa, Alvaro Siza and Le Corbusier. Regards the artist, I'm more inclined to the east of gimmick expression of contemporary artists, such as my teacher, Mr Youhan Yu, his work expresses a kind of wisdom in chaos, the expression of proactive contemporary. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN BRAND? I pay attention to a few young artists and design brands, because these unique designers will look at the problem from a different perspective, and often give me a lot of inspiration. LANDSCAPES AND TREES ARE PART OF YOUR DESIGN. HOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE? With the rapid development of science and technology and the material richness, more and more people are moving into cities and today's big cities are crowed with buildings and people. That's why people tend to be more and more natural Fusion, this romantic lifestyle is very much in demand today, but also with China's traditional philosophy of the relationship between man and nature fit. People are naturally close to nature, in spite of material condition or psychological conditions, people need to be more compatible with nature. In dense cities, the physical conditions are often too extravagant, so we can express such a mood and feelings in the design of the space and let people find a connection with nature psychologically in this space.

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ITALY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN SHANGHAI AND HONG KONG, THE TWO CAPITALS OF DESIGN IN ASIA SHANGHAI

The 2nd edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in Shanghai was held in November 2017 and closed to great acclaim, attesting the top quality of the Made in Italy furnishing and design among the demanding and perspicacious Chinese consumers. The strong presence of selected professionals from China’s first tier regions – Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong, along with other regions currently experiencing strong growth – such as Sichuan, Fujian, Shandong, Henan and Hubei – was confirmation of the power of Made in Italy to attract the greatest and fastest-growing market in the world. To this second edition more than 100 brands from the Made in Italy design participated wowing China and its furnishing market with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction and optimism. Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile, had this to say: “This second Shanghai event has again underscored the validity of a decision we really believe in and in which we have invested hugely. We put a great deal of effort to ensure that we penetrate the Chinese market to the best of our abilities. We focused essentially on the quality of the people who wanted to join us rather than on numbers, and on building a solid relationship basis. What we now need to do is work on gaining consumer confidence, identify the appropriate sectors and channels and position ourselves in the market with a well-defined and strong identity.”

According to Amedeo Scarpa, ITA-ICE Beijing office director and coordinator of ITA network in China, "Chinese market is one of the most interesting markets in the world in terms of sensitiveness towards design and interior decoration. But it is also a very competitive and challenging market. That's why Made in Italy needs to be accompanied by the public support of the Governmental Italian Trade Promotion Organisation".

"The huge success of the second edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai is testament to Italy’s key part in selling furnishings in China. Italy is the country’s leading supplier, holding an 18% share of China’s overall furnishing imports. An extraordinary result – bolstered by the increasingly strong interaction between Federlegno Arredo Eventi, the Italian Trade Agency ICE and the exhibitors – that drives us to invest in this extraordinary country with increasing conviction”, said Emanuele Orsini, President of Federlegno Arredo Eventi.

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HONG KONG

Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year in December, BODW - today recognized as Asia’s leading event on design, innovation and brands - brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management. Today BODW is increasingly recognised as an international platform to celebrate, promote and enhance the value of design. Presence of the world’s top architectural masters characterized the 2017 edition, which also shone a spotlight on Italy’s legacy of cutting-edge design. BODW 2017 saw Italy return as official partner country, with leading Italian and international designers across a number of fields actively participating in the week-long event. Guided by the curatorial theme “Italy Makes A Difference”, BODW 2017 unlocked new business opportunities at an international level through a broad scope of programmes covering themes such as Brands & Innovation, Communication & Design, Product & Design, Design for Asia, Space & Design, Culture & The City, and Heritage & Design, which made its debut at the 2017 edition. BODW 2017 saw some of the most influential thought leaders in the business of design share their fascinating insights with audiences, with an impressive lineup of experts from architecture. A string of leading creative minds from Italy were invited to share their insights and speakers in this session. The new focus on design heritage is part of the ongoing growth in scope of BODW, representing the event’s legacy of celebrating the rich world of design. The collaboration between Hong Kong Design Centre and Italy comes ten years after their first partnership. “Following a successful and very well received partnership at BODW a decade ago, Hong Kong Design Centre was delighted to once again partner with Italy for Business of Design Week,” says Professor Eric C. Yim JP, Chairman of HKDC. “Regarded as a worldwide powerhouse of style and design, Italy has led the way in the worlds of luxury, interior design, fashion, automobile design, and architecture, among others.” Amer Yachts Permare was invited to represent Italy at the “Design week” in Hong Kong with its Amer Cento Quad model yacht, whose scale model was exposed in the 600 sqm Italian Pavilion together with other Italian design representative projects from other sectors. Amer Cento Quad was also selected for the ADI Compasso d’Oro and published on ADI Design Index 2017. 50


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WE SHAPE YOUR DREAMS "Building a yacht with tweezers and cutter means forging a truly unique bond with the artefact."

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M/Y Andiamo "Andiamo is the perfect example of the Baglietto's high quality construction standards", states Michele Gavino, Baglietto's CEO. "We strongly worked with the Owner at our best to deliver the yacht he has always wished for. The amazing living spaces and the 6-cabins interiors makes her the perfect vessel for long cruises with family and friends."

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by Camila Fawcett and Pamela Paci

ANDIAMO, A STORY ABOUT A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATION ANDIAMO EXEMPLIFIES ITALIAN DESIGN AT ITS MOST SPECTACULAR: A STYLISH, FAST YACHT WITH CONTEMPORARY LIVING SPACE. SOPHISTICATED AS A POEM. COLOURS AND LINES, LIGHTS AND SPACES TELL A STORY ABOUT A ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATION.

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esign, innovation and passion belong to the history of Baglietto and to its DNA, which we actually already know. And how could it be otherwise given its long tradition, almost two centuries old? This time I want to highlight those aspects that emerge only after a direct knowledge with the La Spezia-based shipyard. I want to talk about effervescence and courage, sobriety and style, professional decorum, consistency and fullness of results.

The 47m Andiamo is the third delivery for Baglietto in the second part of the year 2017, as it comes after the selling and delivery of the most popular Lucky Me and the launch and delivery of the first model of MV19 named Ridoc. After the debut in Cannes and Monaco with the latest 47-metre yacht, the shipyard has announced a series of new activities: its new collaboration with Mulder Design for a new 70-metre project named Sestante, the restyle of the iconic Baglietto 43m Fast, the participation at the ADI Design Index 2017, with the 46m Fast in the category "Design for Mobility", and the introduction of the new V-Line projects, two new 38m and 41m models designed by the Italian design company Hot Lab. The intense activity is a mix of passion for tradition combined with an inclination for renovation through more and more interesting projects able to re-invent the brand and bring new challenges. Why courage? Because yachting is everything but an easy sector where to invest. First of all, you need to believe in what you do. You need a real and true daily dose of emotional boost because the risk is so high that there is no space for any mistake. Investing in the yachting industry is more complex compared to the other sectors and you need a very keen eye to anticipate the clients'

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future requirements and generational changes. The trend is not linear but made by ups and downs. The megayacht sector is small, concentrated and targeted to a market-non-market made by an elite which is very difficult to chase, it is global, for sure, but with many cultural differences and specificities. Furthermore it is not easy to focus on the design trends, sometimes clients require a more aggressive design, other times they ask for traditional lines. The team is the real key-element able to make the difference, because the relationship with the client is one-to-one. And today the market requires concrete actions and sense of proportion. For all of these aspects Baglietto boasts an undisputable reputation within the sector. Francesco Paszkowski Design, among the biggest names in yacht design, has been for 25 years the design firm behind many succesfull builds of Baglietto and today interprets its style designing a wide range of models, from the smallest MV13 to the 62-metre. The latest Baglietto designed by Francesco Paszkowski is the 47m M/Y Andiamo, that follows the previous 46m Lucky Me and the 54m Unicorn in 2016. Three great celebrations of style, three different ways of being Baglietto: Lucky Me embodies a bold character, Unicorn is pure magic and, as evolution of a previous model, it can be considered the conceptual connecting link between the past and the future of Baglietto's displacement line. Andiamo is a stylish, fast yacht with contemporary living space. Its discerning Owner wanted a family cruising yacht and Andiamo provides everything and more for the al fresco lifestyle. Inspired by the theme of great volumes and comfortable liveability, Andiamo can count on considerable 340sqm of luxury areas, with an amazing 140 sqm-large sundeck.

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Andiamo is the latest 48m steel and aluminium displacement yacht under the 500grp launched by Baglietto in 2017. This high-quality megayacht signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, who took care of both the exterior lines and interiors, the latter in cooperation with architect Margherita Casprini, features amazing volumes especially in the outdoor areas, fully devoted to conviviality and life in the open air, in particular on the sun deck where a huge custom made pool is located. The renowned designer has added a modern twist to the classic Baglietto profile. Cutting an impressive figure on the waves, Andiamo displays the sleek and clean exterior lines, for which Paszkowski is known, with new architectural elements including reverse angled wheelhouse windows. The exterior lines draw inspiration from the traditional stylish features of Baglietto displacement yachts designed by FPD while also making room for innovation. Interiors offer a custom designed 6-cabins layout especially required by the Owner, which makes this megayacht the perfect vessel for long cruises with family and friends.

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Interiors are contemporary and very captivating thanks to the great use of precious materials like onyx and lacquered ebony which characterize the entire yacht. All furniture is custom-made, exclusively designed for the Owner. The effect of the dark wood chosen for the wall in the main saloon is attenuated by the warm and captivating effects of the clear floor in onyx and of the white carpet and white lacquered wall. Amid ship a formal winding staircase in steel and leather, which is the central element of the entire yacht, connects the three decks. The full-beam master stateroom is located on the main deck and includes a dressing room and two separate bathrooms with shower and steam room. On this deck the crew quarters include the galley, the crew mess and the laundry, so to leave maximum space for the accommodation area on the lower deck, which is fully dedicated to guests with a custom 5-cabin layout, which makes Andiamo the perfect yacht also for charter uses.

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The delicate elegance of the contemporary style chosen for the interiors. In this page: salon on the upper deck.

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Ample volumes characterize this incredible sun deck where a wide table for 12 guests is located. This deck, whose rounded shape offers a 360° view, is entirely devoted to the guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gathering together and to the outdoor activities. 140 square meters offer at the stern an infinite pool with waterfall and tanning beds while under the shadows given by the roll-bar, the lunch area, completed by coffee-bar, barbecue, grill and refrigerator, is directly connected to the galley thanks to a lift. A wide sun-bathing area is located forward this deck.

Andiamo is powered by 2 MTU engines 12V4000M63 which allow a comfortable top speed of 16kn and cruising speed of 12kn. The yacht is built in the highest class of the Lloyds Register of Shipping and is MCA compliant.

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Relax area on the sundeck (above) and the pool with the amazing waterfall effect (below).

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by Camila Fawcett and Pamela Paci

ANTICIPATING TOMORROW'S DESIRES REDEFINING YACHTING EVERY DAY MEANS GIVING (SUPERYACHT)LIFESTYLE A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE DESIGN PROCESS

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he Arab Emirates-based shipyard Gulf Craft is among the most important yacht and superyacht builders, whose leading position and reputation have been achieved through continuous investment in research and development. "Our yachts and boats are designed and constructed with the ability to hold their value longer than comparable models from other manufacturers", says Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft. We met him at the autumn's boat shows and he explained to us how they are trying to give the market more and more new products. "We listen with great attention to the needs of the market, because it is rapidly changing. There is a younger generation of yacht enthusiasts who are approaching to the world of yachting for the first time and they want to live the boat as much as they can, in every season, in every geographical area. The charter market is expanding as well as the pre-owned market. This means that boats have to be designed and built to be adaptable for any kind of use, as a family-boat, party-boat,

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charter boat... during the entire year. If we think to the automotive sector, which constantly changes and evolves with the new generations, we can make the example of the British car manufacturer Land Rover, which in 2011 introduced for the first time in their range a new car model not classified as Sport Utility Vehicle - the brand's core business -, the Range Rover Evoque. This car is today one of the most successfull models of the group, and also one of the most original solutions of cars with an off-road soul but best performances on the road. We have to think of new solutions, new ideas of living the boat."

The new Majesty 100, which made her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year, is designed with three new design elements conceived to attract a new kind of yacht audience: large windows, a very wide sundeck to host up to 50 people, and a veranda to allow clients to use the boat even during the coldest seasons or to live outside from the inside. 66


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Majesty 100: (above) main deck, (below) owner's cabin


Majesty 100: the wide sundeck; the veranda allows to live the external areas also during the cold season


INTERVIEW WITH ERWIN BAMPS GULF CRAFT'S CEO You worked a lot in the latest years to position Gulf Craft as a builder for a global audience. With the new Majesty 100 – your first sky-lounge superyacht - a larger 110-feet yacht, the new Majesty 155 and other two megayacht projects over 50 meters, you have undoubtedly caught the attention of the entire world of yachting. What's your direction now? Our direction is onwards and upwards! It is twofold – it is driven by our existing customers as well as new market opportunities we want to explore. Today we have a client base of more than 9,000 contacts and we want to grow with them. A lot of our designs come to fruition because of feedback from our clients. The Majesty 100 is a great example of this. When we

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design something, we look at how it responds to a specific buyer’s wants and how it can be adapted to fill gaps in larger markets and suit other market purposes, effectively opening new niches for us. The overall aim of the company is not to become the biggest boat builder, it is to bring people to the water, to let families come together and realize how much enjoyment is out there. The way to do that is to make it accessible, make boating safe, reliable, and durable, reassuring our clients that they are in good hands and bringing products to the market they can easily enjoy. Looking ahead, we’ll continue to build larger yachts and revamp and renew our existing range by bringing in novelty. We have voiced our ambition to become a megayacht builder on a global scale and we have just announced the construction of our entry-level megayacht, the Majesty 175. We have work to do! 70


Throughout our history, we’ve worked with a variety of international designers, including Yankee Delta Studio. We find that to grow our own skill sets and the know-how of our internal design studio, it is important to seek external input. We are always ready to serve clients outside of our borders and we’ve been selling internationally for over two decades; however, we’re increasingly working on a structured approach in all the overseas markets. We’ve worked with a variety of dealers in Europe before but that didn’t work very well. We believe that having Drettmann handle a larger territory is a better approach. One of our strengths is our aim to get families enjoying the water. We actively look for people who have never been on a boat before, and this entails building something different and fresh. We approach boating with a global understanding but a localized focus. What works in one territory may not be suitable for another, and we appreciate that. Lastly, our company has a rather flat structure, which makes Gulf Craft very accessible as a company – it’s easy to meet the top management. The chairman and I were on the frontlines at Monaco Yacht Show in September, and we made sure we were available to speak with anyone who came to chat. How would you describe your clients today? Which are their requests and considerations when they buy a yacht?

We have a wide variety of clients just as we have a wide variety of products. One thing I’ve noticed about all our clients is that they are just as curious about us as we are about them. They share an interest in reliable yachts that deliver as much in terms of functionality as they do in styling. The majority of our clients have a clear expectation of the experience they want, and it is our job to deliver it. We focus on their wellbeing and enjoyment, and they have come to expect that. For the new Majesty 175, whose build has just started on speculation, you chose the Italian designer Cristiano Gatto for the interiors. Can you tell us the story about your cooperation? And tell us if in the future you are going to work more often with external design studios?

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Majesty 155 is not only the largest superyacht ever constructed in the Middle East, but it is the result of your cooperation with the Italian naval architecture studio of Massimo Gregori Grgič of Yankee Delta Studio. The participation of the Italian design studio Yankee makes this new build almost a new "‘globalized’ icon, because it combines the Middle East culture with the Italian know-how and research. Now you also have Drettmann as exclusive dealer for the Majesty Yachts and Nomad Yachts ranges in Europe, Russia, and Ukraine. I guess it is correct you are more than ready for clients also outside your borders. Which will be your points of strength on the international scene? We are very happy with our collaboration with Massimo; he is responsible for the naval architecture on both the Majesty 155 and on the Majesty 175.

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Cristiano Gatto thinks outside of the box, just like us. We believe he has the ambition to refresh yachting and yacht design; he understands what Gulf Craft and its art is about. His take on yachting is a bit rebellious and he is flexible with clients, which is also part of our ethos. Cristiano understands our capabilities and our opportunities and that makes for a relationship of like-minded people with a clear understanding of what each party can bring to the table, which is a great benefit for any client. The team around the Majesty 175 is Massimo Gregori Grgič on naval architecture, interior design by Cristiano Gatto, exterior styling by Cristiano Gatto and the Gulf Craft Design Studio, while execution is entirely done by Gulf Craft. When you bring creative, talented people together, you get magic.

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CRISTIANO GATTO Founded in 2001 the Italian studio Cristiano Gatto Design, based in Preganziol, near Treviso (Italy), boasts today an outstanding portfolio of projects among bespoke yachts, luxury homes, hotels and restaurants. Cristiano Gatto and his team have achieved a global reputation as designers of great creativity, knowledge, versatility and straightforward attitude, that you can find in tens of projects, both classic and innovative yachts, production and custom designs, they have developed for an international clientele.

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Cristiano Gatto is the mind behind the interiors of the Majesty 175, the flagship of Gulf Craft, currently under construction. We asked the designer a couple of questions about the concept. Majesty 175 is an important challenge for you. Once built, she will be Gulf Craft's flagship. How do you feel?

We are very proud and thrilled to be part of this important goal for Gulf Craft. The yard has skills and experience to step into the megayachts' world and, from our side, we are bringing in our experience to get the best out of this interesting project.

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An image of the interiors of the new Majesty 175

Your studio is working internationally. Which are the main differences you find as designer in working in Italy, North-Europe and now in the Arab Emirates? No doubt that our design references are rooted in Italian art and architecture, that said we have been working in an international scenario for years acquiring a special sensibility and responsiveness towards other cultures' vision and approach to design. Moreover, our clients' lifestyle is a major source of inspiration to us. We always try to enter into their world and develop an understanding of their needs and habits. Can you describe the feeling of the Majesty 175, the concept and the key elements of the project?

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The Majesty 175 is a bold yacht with expansive covered areas on four decks plus a sun deck. Despite being a lofty yacht, we gave her an elegantly sleek profile by distributing harmoniously the superstructure's volumes. Key elements of this project are a bright and contemporary interior design which perfectly combines functionality and opulence and a highly functional layout which presents many original features such as two Vip suites on the Main deck forward and a Staff area separating the guest night quarters for the crew's. Great care has been dedicated to the choice of exquisite materials and finely designed details.

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by Camila Fawcett

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A UNIQUE ACT OF LOVE THE BIGGEST YACHT IN THE WORLD WITH VOLVO PENTA IPS SYSTEM

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very woman dreams of meeting in her life a man able to satisfy all her desires. But it only happens to a few of them and who knows according to which selection criteria. A matter of luck or simply destiny? In this story the destiny involves the Liguria-based shipyard Permare, which for the third time has been able to meet all the client's requests concerning his third purchase, another Amer bought for his wife and dedicated to her. We visited the boat in Cannes in September, dreaming of receiving such a great gift one day... First of all Unique is a jewel of design and technology. The boat is the largest superyacht ever built equipped with the Inboard Performance System (IPS) by Volvo Penta. For this extraordinary superyacht of 110 feet the owner could not find a better name: M/Y Unique made her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, boat show where the shipyard, led by Barbara Amerio, introduced for the second consecutive year, an absolute novelty in terms of technology. Also the year before they had set new standards for innovation thanks to the installation of a quadruple Volvo Penta IPS. “This is a very special one-off boat, so we decided we had to call it Unique,” says Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts. “Our client had the Amer Cento last year, and he liked it so much that he wanted another one, but with more space. It is very exciting to create the biggest yacht in the world with Volvo Penta IPS. We keep building bigger and better yachts, and our customers keep wanting more and more luxury.” Thanks to this propulsion system, the owner can benefit from a series of advantages in terms of fuel consumption, comfort, range and overall performance. Something else noteworthy about this yacht is the new kind of antifouling paint, a choice commonly applied on naval ships that guarantees a fourfive year durability with considerable saving on maintenance cost. 77

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Amer 110 M/Y Unique, salon

Also the materials used for the external and internal areas represent a real innovation: the vintage teak and the cork applied on the external decks are unique characteristcs.

As to the design, the exteriors are sleek, balanced and elegant.A boat with a very defined character, recognizable and contemporary, without being that sort of boring timeless design. As to the interiors, they go exactly in a completely different direction, which however does not sound a discordant note. The interiors are always the expression of how the owner wants to live his living spaces, his home. The interiors are his world. To each his own. The owner requested for her style to be a modern review and reinterpretation of the Art Nouveau style, using techniques and materials which are characteristic of the Art Deco movement, adapting them to nautical use. The upholstery of the leather seats has been quilted using the typical Capitonné effect from the Art Deco tradition, as well as decorated silk wall panels. The floor has a light-coloured carpet, edged with a toneon-tone. For the lighting, Tiffany lamps enrich the living area, Deco style lightings have been chosen to be used on the main and lower decks, bringing into prominence the paintings and mirrors with handmade decorations. Today Permare, near to celebrate its 45 years of actvity in the yachting sector, is focusing his attention to a new Amer Cento, which will be launched next summer. The shipyard works on a limited number of vessels, which gives them the possibility to work as an atelier, well far from the mass production. This characteristic also enables the Amerio family to concentrate their attention on the development and innovation of specific new products trying to achieve from this the highest possible standards. About this new build Barbara Amerio says "After the big success at the yacht shows last autumn, the hull n. 14 for the construction of a new Amer Cento, has arrived at the yard in November. The delivery date is programmed for next summer 2018; the boat will be equipped with four Volvo Penta IPS engines and, again, it will be designed as per Owner’s request, in Art Deco style, a kind of design considered now a “must” for the shipyard because very appreciated from clients. The yacht will be built with the purpose to obtain low consumption, low noise emission with more comfort as the previous Amer Cento, which in 2016 won the award as "the most innovative yacht" at the World Yachts Trophies." 79

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"The sea and the cliff", sculpture. Author: Rosanna Siciliano (2017) Size: L 65 cm x H 35 cm x D 40 cm

THE SEA AND THE CLIFF The artwork by Rosanna Siciliano The sculpture by Rosanna Siciliano presented on board M/Y Unique in Cannes, during the Cannes Yachting Festival, was given to the owner by the shipyard as special thanks to his trust. The sculpure is made from fibre obtained from the prickly pear plant bathed in 24K gold. The fibre extraction process takes about two years using traditional techniques that preserve the beauty and complexity of the wood and its texture, after which it is sculpted into unique artistic shapes.

The artwork represents a wave breaking against a cliff. A closer look reveals smaller waves, eddies and a large crest falling back on itself, blown by the wind. The rock has numerous caves and ravines, contorted and corroded by the power of the sea, the sun and the salt spray.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sea and the cliffâ&#x20AC;? represents the eternal embrace between the sea and the earth, a relationship founded on love, passion and strength between forces that attract and repel each other. Like the relationship between lovers, it is at times serene and at times stormy but always gives meaning to life.

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by Pamela Paci

ART ROCK DESIGN IS A STATE OF MIND

WHEN AVANT-GARDE APPROACH IN DESIGN SOUNDS LIKE ART, ITS INSPIRATIONS ELEVATE ITS MESSAGE AND LEADS THE PUBLIC BEYOND ADMIRATION IN A CLIMAX OF CONTEMPLATION.

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rt rock is known as a subgenre of rock music and generally reflects a challenging, avant-garde approach to rock, making use of modernist, experimental, unconventional elements and drawing inspiration from genres such as experimental rock, avant-garde music, classical music and jazz. Art rock aspires to elevate rock from teen entertainment to an artistic statement, opting for a more experimental and conceptual outlook on music.

The genre's greatest level of popularity was in the early 1970s through British artists but the boundaries between art and pop music became increasingly blurred throughout the second half of the 20th century. The music, as well as the theatrical nature of performances associated with the genre, was able to appeal to artistically inclined adolescents and younger adults, especially due to its virtuosity and musical, lyrical complexity. In their book American Popular Music Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman define art rock as a "form of rock music that blended elements of rock and European classical music", citing the English rock bands King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Pink Floyd as examples. To the latter, an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London was dedicated last year. Entitled Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, it was the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands. The exhibition celebrated Pink Floyd’s place in history as the cultural landscape changed throughout the 1960s and beyond. Pink Floyd occupied a distinctive experimental space and were the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever.

There are visionary designers in the complex world of yacht design who continue to offer more and more stylistic visions, through which they raise the

bar combining and developing new techniques, new possibilities to innovate. Aesthetics is essential in design, but with them it even becomes an aesthetic experience: you can perceive how their style is moved by artistic vibrations, as unique and recognizable as a tailored suit, or as a song that remains written to tell the history of that time. Somehow their style goes beyond design: their style paints new horizons and landscapes. When design becomes a state of mind, a way of being and feeling, it can communicate beyond its nature, beyond the form and function, becoming messengers of their time leaving a permanent trace.

Espen Øino and Sander Sinot are among the most admirable names in the current yacht design. Visionary, aesthetes, artists, eclectic characters, polyhedric and inspired. Excellent interpreters of trends and tastes of the contemporary world. They incorporate a deeprooted aesthetic that refuses minimalism to impress with sophisticated lines, sumptuous and extravagant, in search of different and always new scenarios.

Espen Øino - For over twenty years Espen Øino International has been hard at work designing custom motor yachts for an international clientele from Japan in the East to Seattle in the West. Based in the yachting capital of Monaco, the studio has left a significant imprint on the new build market and is today considered one of the world's leading design studios for large bespoke motor yachts: the studio has produced designs for some of the most significant yachts, from Octopus, Silver Fast, Ocean Victory to Cloudbreak, Dilbar and Galactica Super Nova. Sander Sinot - Superyacht designer Sander Sinot founded Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design in the late 1990s after having worked in New York for the legendary industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. His industrial, interior and brand design agency was already successfull when he expanded his activities to the sector of superyachts in the early 2000’s. Working to a philosophy that centres on seamlessly connecting interior design and exterior styling, the Sinot Yacht Design 30-strong team has subsequently built a formidable reputation, creating some of the most iconic superyachts afloat: Musashi, Fountainhead, ROCK.IT, Aquarius, Just J'S, Galactica Super Nova and Infinity. Here they are proposed in a parallel with the artists of the art rock music for the way they have been able to create real masterpieces with a supreme vision that goes beyond all barriers trying to find always new languages.

Espen Øino and Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design are the two names behind that masterpiece called Galactica Super Nova. The 70m megayacht built by Heesen Yachts in 2016. Pag. 85 - The iconic head sculptures featured on Pink Floyd's Division Bell album and tour, exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of The Pink Floyd Exhibition (2017)

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ESPEN ØINO Q: When design can be considered experimental, unconventional, an avant-garde? EØ: Uhm... difficult to say. We are talking about yacht design. In this field, I guess that design can be considered unconventional when it provides an intepretation of something that is far from design. When it offers a different point of view and it is a way of seeing things in a different way. When you think outside the box. A different meaning has on the contrary the word avantgarde. In this case, design introduces shapes as something new, but the truth is that, if we look at the history of yacht design, we can see that it is just a story of cycles that continue to repeat. If we take for example the current trend of the vertical bow, it can not be considered "new". Now many motor yachts and sailing yachts feature this design but the first time the vertical bow was introduced was a century ago. So if you want to define something as an avant-garde, you must consider a precise time frame, in other words, when something is new it is new for that period of time. Because if you go back in time, you will find that what you consider a new element now, has already done by someone else before. Exactly as in fashion. Now, "experimental". This regards a completely different aspect: we are talking about something that has not been done before, sure, but that does not belong to the sphere of design. I thing that engineering is the part much more experiment-related. In yacht design, experimental proposals can involve a new propulsion system, for example, energy sources, new applications, new materials, or even these ones together, new applications + new materials. For example, I can refer to the use of glass. Look at that yacht for example - he says indicating a yacht moored along the dock outside his office - you have Atlantis over there, a classic boat with a metallic surface holed in many parts to integrate many small parts of glass to create the windows. Now have a look at the yacht next, Lady Moura, here the surface is completely made up of glass, you do not have windows but only one big panel of glass. And now, if we consider Venus, there is no metal in the surface, only a big wall of glass. So this is experimental, something that has not been done before. As to your fleet, which yachts can be a good example of "experimental".

EØ: Ah! Maybe, Silver Fast? Uhm, yes and no. Because Silver Fast reminds in many ways the boats of the twenties, thirties, when big engine powers were not available and when vessels, in order to go fast, needed to be thin, narrow and slender. But in a way Silver Fast can be considered "experimetal": she is a truly different yacht because the Silver Yachts range itself is a different concept to modern yachting; she is built with a super-efficient nature. Silver Fast is the largest and fastest aluminium vessel in the world with conventional propulsion. Weight reduction has been achieved by the use of lightweight aircraft honeycomb construction. However, perhaps in terms of form and design, I find Skat "the most experimental" project in certain aspects. She was a radical departure from the conventional yacht design. It was the first time we explored flat intersecting surfaces. 87

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PROJECT REV, the 182m research vessel under construction at the Norvegian yard VARD. Design: Espen Øino For more info: rosellinisfour-10.no

Q: We stated that design is a state of mind. What is your mood when you design? EØ: Ah, mostly excited. Yes, I am excited when I design. And you have to be. The first thing you do with a new project is a sketch, you start to see things, the profile, in your mind, thinking in 3D. Oh, you think in 3D? Yes, in 3D, always. Any line you draw must be seen in 3 dimensions. Then I start to develop the sketch and draw the concept in 3D by hand. Q: What is your most important achievement in your career? The project that you think has meant a significant contribution to yacht design.

EØ: I think that the first important achievement in my career was probably Echo, I had the chance to work as project manager, it was some time ago but she remains very special, a landmark, with so many geometrical features... an incredible boat. If I think instead at the greatest achievement with my own company, I think it was Skat, a so controversial boat, there were people who did not like it and other who loved it. Sometimes described as militaristic, her style is truly different from most other private yachts. It is perhaps fair to say that Skat was a precursor in this respect.

But today we are working on a very important project for the Norvegian shipyard VARD, it is called project REV. It is a huge explorer yacht with scientific purposes. It is a 182-meter long vessel ordered by a Norvegian yacht owner who decided to invest in this project for environmental research missions in partnership with WWF Norway. It will accomodate up to 60 scientists and 40 members of the crew. A great challenge for us and for the scientific community as well. REV stands for Research Expedition Vessel. 182 meters of research facilities, we have labs, auditoriums on board, all the necessary equipment must be integrated, also submarines... it is a very interesting project for us, really incredible. Construction will start between January and February 2018. Q: You have been called "Superhero of Superyacht Design". How changed - evolved - the "Espen Øino's style over the course of time?

EØ: It changes all the times! Actually, we do not have a style. It is not my style the one I create but the one of the client. I just interpret the client's desires, trying to respond to a brief, to a set of requirements made by the client. Yes, but what is the yacht that is closest to your style? Ah, you want to discover my style! Yes! Uhm, I think Cloudbreak, because she encompasses both my passions, which are sea and skiing. If I have the money in the future, then my boat would be like Cloudbreak.

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The 120m concept NATURE by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

SANDER SINOT | SINOT EXCLUSIVE YACHT DESIGN Q: In your latest project, Nature, a sentiment of tranquility and peacefulness pervade the wide spaces. Is this yacht the ultimate interpretation of luxury? SS: Yes, in a certain way. It is conceived to be an holistic experience. The yacht features a climate-controlled interior garden and an observation deck. Relaxation is the key on board this yacht. Luxury is lived through the richness of well-being experiences and through the vitalization of body and soul. We wanted to transcend the traditional boundaries of yacht design and chose "nature" as element, because it is beyond the traditional parameters of status and grandeur. Nature is for sure a full custom design where luxury is the combination of beauty and functionality. Nature provides a platform to experience and enjoy the natural world and the beauty of the environment, without relying on traditional luxury. Nature becomes one with its environment and everybody aboard Nature will immediately feel the freedom to be who they really are. Q: What are the key-elements of Nature's interior design?

SS: The essence of Nature is epitomized by the fully-functional inner garden, equipped with stateof-the-art climate control technology. Another striking detail is the upper deck observatory at the bow, which is unique by design and function. Its spectacular conception featuring two floorto-ceiling windows eliminates all borders between nature and Nature, offering an incredible outlook for those on-board. But Nature integrates a long series of key-elements, which are most desirable yachting amenities. We have 8 luxurious state and VIP rooms and a strikingly spacious Owner’s room, a luxurious Spa deck, gym, and swimming pool at sea level – as well as a spectacular circular staircase, winding from the Owner’s deck up to the 900sqm+ Panorama deck. Q: What are the key-elements of your projects?

SS: Aesthetics and balance. Technologies and functionality. As to Nature, for example, the yacht is all about balance: between technology and nature, natural and artificial light, crafted detail and natural grandeur, the inside and the outside, beauty and functionality, openness and privacy. Nature is above all functional, which enables the owner to enjoy both leisure and business, large parties and privacy, small trips and endless journeys.

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ANTONIO GUCCIONE, FROM FASHION TO SKULLS From Jesus to Yves Saint Laurent Vanitas

Antonio Guccione is one of the most important names in the history of the fashion photography. He has photographed the most beautiful women in the world: from Carla Bruni to Elle McPherson, from Francesca Neri to Andie MacDowell. His cameras has portrayed all the major icons of the world of culture and show biz: Alberto Moravia

and Arnaldo Pomodoro, Federico Fellini, Giorgio Armani and Richard Gere. "His portraits are unmistakable, intensely pictorial, arising from a unique urge to play and experiment. Doublings and disguises, glimpses of intimacy and triumphs on stormy skies in the style of Tiepolo.

Antonio Guccione, Jackson Pollock, Long Island, 1956, photograph (2014).

Fashion photos, then, but where the subject goes beyond a mere aesthetic enhancement to become an instrument in a score of perfect harmony." With these words he is described in the publication "Antonio Guccione, From Fashion to Skulls". A photographer already considered an artist. His latest work has led him to deal with a

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different kind of picture: his skulls are portraits, stories of iconic characters who he tells with childish enthusiasm and darting eyes gleaming with pride. This game is at the same time pop and deeply conceptual, although each portrait is unique, also in terms of procedures, meanings, symbolisms and associations.

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by Camila Fawcett and Pamela Paci

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ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PASSIONATE ABOUT SKULLS. FROM FASHION TO DESIGN, FROM SYMBOL OF VANITAS TO SYMBOL OF PUNK AESTHETIC, UP TO THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. THE HISTORY OF AN IMMORTAL SYMBOL.

ymbol par excellence of the vanitas, the skull is today considered a pop image, almost a funny character with a decoration function, almost suitable for almost every kind of setting. The skull is one of the most powerful and old symbols of the human history: from the Aztecs rituals to the surrealism, from the Shakespearen theatre to the punk movement, the image of the skull is an integrating part of numerous cultures, ours included. Fashion and jewellery have reproduced it many many times whilst the world of comics and tattoos has always seen it as a source of unquenchable inspiration. That the skull belongs to our contemporary culture is a matter of fact, it is part of us and represents the story of mankind. Beyond the world of art and design and after Alexander McQueen, the British designer who first launched the skull in his collections, and the punk and goth style of another british designer, Vivienne Westwood, the skull has been the most recurring theme of all ages, sometimes even abused. The skull has become part of our imagination and used in different fields with a dual meaning: on one side it is the image of the death, it represents our fears, it is the memory of the dead. On the other side it can be identified with our unconventionality and pure hedonism. From the Jolly Roger flag (the famous black flag with skull and crossbones

considered the standard design for a pirate flag), to the Mexican calaveras, the traditional sugar skulls of the Mexican culture, from the work "In Voluptas Mors" by Salvador Dalí�, made in collaboration with photographer Philippe Halsman in 1951, up to Darth Vader's skull-like helmet in the iconic Star Wars series: the skull reminds us to the impermanence of life, inviting us to live at our best. A concept very similar to the meaning behind the rock, punk and goth aesthetic.

As to the design world, the skull is one of the protagonists of the latest decade, chosen and used for its cultural meaning and aesthetic appeal. In 2016 the Belgian design studio Studio Job collaborated with Italian tile brand Bisazza to create a brand new tile collection for the occasion of Salone del Mobile. Perished is a digitallycreated mosaic pattern in a neo-Gothic style, the darkest ever introduced in a Bisazza decoration. The graphic pattern (available in three combinations of colours) depicts real or imaginary animal skeletons caught in a fanciful dance of death. Studio Job stated that Perished perfectly embodies the spirit of our time, violent and playful at the same time. In Voluptas Mors – Salvador Dalí & Philippe Halsman (New York City, 1951)

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ANTONIO GUCCIONE, FROM FASHION TO SKULLS From Jesus to Yves Saint Laurent

Guccione is a purist, so that post-production and Photoshop are used to a minimal extent. What the eye sees in his photographs was put there by his hands. They are real sculptures, in conclusion, that the artist then destroys because what counts is the photograph, the testimony. And then, after all, this is precisely what Vanitases teach us, isn’t it? That nothing remains. Jackson Pollock, whose

skull seems to melt into a dripping of pure fluid colours. Leonardo da Vinci indulging in quotations, with his long flowing beard attached hair by hair. And here, Andy Warhol, wearing his inevitable wig, of course, but also turned to blood red. He’s looking at us straight in the eye and the gaze - we could swear it - is precisely his own: light-hearted and sneaky at the same time.

Antonio Guccione, Andy Warhol, New York, 1987, photograph (2014).

The rest of this series of photographies, entitled Vanitas, involves a Marilyn Monroe who tilts her head. The artist explains that minimum angle is enough to illuminate everything with a tragic light and turn the groove in the bone into a tear. Frida Kahlo's skull is splitted in two to tell the tragedy of her captivity in a bed and her obsession with

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self-portraits in the mirror: the two skulls, hoisted on terrible metal spinal columns, raise a rosy bouquet on top of the head, to evoke a striking note of colour in the dark. Different is the vision of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: he is portrayed immersed in water, surrounded by fish.

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The same studio, some years before, cooperated with the Piet Boon's Amsterdam studio on the transformation project of a former military hospital chapel in Antwerp, Belgium, into a contemporary restaurant called Jane. The design combines modern elements with the chapel's high ceilings, which have mostly preserved their original decoration. The final effect evokes an original and sober style, an elegance with a rock attitude that recreates a new iconography where images of sunflowers are harmoniously mixed with the images of crucified Jesus, demons, dice, icecreams, penguins and birthday's cakes, that all together convey the idea that good and evil, life and death, richness and poorness, as well as good food and religion, live together. The Memorabilia collection created by designer Alessandro Zambelli in exclusivity for Seletti, is a series of iconic souvenirs in white and golden porcelan, drawing inspiration by the world of memories and memorable happenings. The Seletti My Skull in Gold Limited Edition is the perfect gift for all Hamlet fans. Each piece of the collection is a tribute to the Shakespearean character as extraordinary reference of our culture.

In 2007 the Italian artist duo, Bertozzi&Casoni, presented three site-specific works that explored the anti-monumental and the illusory: one of this is the long-nosed gold skull of Pinocchio. The sculpture, that stands as a perfect symbol of the lies of art, is an ironic, spectral expression, sunctuous and decadent, of the allegory of the unavoidable expiration of every creature.

Then there are those who hide their secrets below the carpet, or inside the carpet. Illulian, historic and prestigious brand of world renown in the field of luxurious custom handmade rugs, introduced Grayskull, a provoking and ironic collection able to raise up ambiguous feelings, intriguing and negative at the same time.

After Alexander McQueen, considered the forerunner of the use of the skull as transversal contamination element, designers like Dior, Giuseppe Zanotti, Dsquared, John Richmond and finally Philipp Plein have followed this trend. As to the world of watches, on the occasion of an exhibition taken place at the CID – the Centre for Innovation and Design at Grand-Horn, in Belgium, many artists and designers presented their creations inspired by the theme of the skull: a journey through the watch design, from the oldest one dating back to the '800s to the most contemporary one: Fiona Krüger’s Black Skull watch is a darker interpretation of the theme of life, time and mortality in horlogery. Fiona Krüger Timepieces is an 97

independent watch brand, differentiated by an artistic approach to haute horlogerie through the integration of Art with Swiss-Made craftsmanship and technology. Fiona's unique design process has been called a "New Metier D'Art", as she transforms mechanical watches into emotive timepieces.

For the Love of God is the sculpture by artist Damien Hirst produced in 2007: it consists of a platinum cast of an 18th-century human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pearshaped pink diamond located in the forehead that is known as the Skull Star Diamond. The skull's teeth are original, and were purchased by Hirst in London. The artwork is a Memento mori, or reminder of the mortality of the viewer. In 2007, art historian Rudi Fuchs, observed: "The skull is out of this world, celestial almost. It proclaims victory over decay. At the same time it represents death as something infinitely more relentless. Compared to the tearful sadness of a vanitas scene, the diamond skull is glory itself." The sculpture costed 10-15 million pounds to make and went on display at the White Cube gallery in London with an asking price of 50 million: the sale, that proves the over-commercialization of art, also represents the most expensive piece ever sold by a living artist. Now, what is the connection between vodka and skull? This time the answer lies in the packaging because the skull is just the shape of a glass bottle, but with a very particular and original story. Crystal Head Vodka is a brand of vodka manufactured by Globefill Inc. in Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province of Canada. It was conceived and founded by Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers) in 2007. The Crystal Skull bottle was designed by artist John Alexander and is manufactured by Milan-based glass-manufacturer Bruni Glass. Crystal Head Vodka is filtered seven times and in its final stages, the vodka is filtered three times through 500-million year-old crystals– Herkimer diamonds. These quartz crystals are found in very few places in the world, including Herkimer, New York and regions in Tibet and Afghanistan. They are the most sought after, valuable and clearest of all quartz.

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ANTONIO GUCCIONE, FROM FASHION TO SKULLS From Jesus to Yves Saint Laurent

This philological journey continues with other skulls, from The Little Prince to the Beatles, from Jesus to Gandhi, from Martin Luther King to Yves Saint-Laurent - and Antonio Guccione himself and they are all portrayed with great creativity, mixing harmoniously elements of fashion, lifestyle

and art. The final result of these works is the evocation of a sort of cathartic feeling, a symbolic liberating gesture to elevate the life of these characters far from pessimistic views.

Antonio Guccione, Leonardo Da Vinci, Amboise, 1519, photograph (2014).

The photos here published are a selection taken from the volume Antonio Guccione "From Jesus to Yves Saint Laurent". Texts: Alessandra Redaelli, Anna Bonanni For info: maghellasilvana@gmail.com Website: antonioguccione.com

The works are available in limited edition (size 40x50cm and 75x93cm)

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The world of yachting has not been immune to the charming atmospheres of the skull-themed design. In 2014 the UK yacht builder Sunseeker delivered its Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht Black Legend, whose exteriors and interiors are completely devoted to this image in all its forms: art works, decorations, accessories...

More recently, the same choice was made for the 12th hull of the Mangusta 165 series of maxi open yachts, which the Italian yard Overmarine launched last spring and premiered at the last Monaco Yacht Show 2017.

The era of the skull-theme design continues...

This page: exteriors and interiors of the Sunseeker 101 Black Legend Sunseeker London are the central agent for Black Legend For all enquiries Tel. +44 20 73550980

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LIFE DESIGNING

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Fourteen creations representative of a unique At ARCHITECT@WORK 2017 Forme d’Acqua moment lived along with the water. Wraparound presented a new concept of indoor fountain, foulard with a 2mt length in pure hand-woven interactive, highly technological and sustainable. Italian silk. It is the first collection signed by With essential design it adds to water the Alessandra Benetatos, Adima’s founder; a tribute bewitching power of sound and the charm of fine to nature and especially water. materials, skilfully shaped by expert craftsmen. Each picture – that revels different water colour, Le Sirene, a new collection of indoor fountains was shapes and shades – proposes the impression created combining new technologies and design, of a feeling stuck in a moment, a fragment of life, creativity and profound knowledge of materials, unique, personally lived by Alessandra near a river, first of all water, which, if used professionally and a sea, a lake or a stream and reproduced on silk. with experience, is able to fascinate, captivate, Being present for the artist means awareness and create emotions. The water glides over the finest acceptance, which allow the display of beauty and marble and glass crafted by hand and magnifies natural talent. the beauty of these unique surfaces, worked with As Alessandra Benetatos explains: "I have chosen artisan care, making these fountains exclusive to show water on great dimension silk to transmit decorative accessories. the sensation of being wrapped around a fluid hug. Thanks to the use of the most cutting-edge Each foulard brings along a story, a site in which it technologies, the fountain is able to sense was symbolically born. The pictures let to perceive your approach and react with feeling: their the closeness related to this element and to be in rate increases and the water flows with greater touch with it." intensity. They interact with the brightness of the The foulards, mixture of pureness, environment, whilst maintaining style and uniqueness, are the result a dynamic balance aimed at of an awareness and intimate maximum beauty effect with the path with the water itself. They lowest power consumption. are a memory of a maternal hug, An intuitive dedicated web reproduced by the silk. interface, allows you to control and Wearing Adima becomes a manage directly from smartphones sensorial experience: a maternal and tablets all the functions, womb, the horizon, the "volume of including the opportunity to listen Design is like poetry. the sky" are suddenly perceptible your music or receive messages Creations after creations to the senses and immediately from your Sirena which informs to achieve the maximum absorbed through vision and touch. you about its state. expression of a sentiment. Be Single moments to be relived just The company has chosen durable it wallpaper, a foulard or a wearing a foulard. materials which originates from fountain. This first Adima's collection, Made natures; simple elements that lend in Presence, is a pure Made in Italy themselves to life in an aquatic creation and tribute to the Italian environment naturally. Much artisans. attention is given to reliability Adima is sold in Milan and is and sustainability. It is extremely available online. compact and silent, with an invisible integrated operating system.

GIO PAGANI Two parallel routes. Art glances that caress design opening it up to magnificent horizons. Gio Pagani tells another two-voices story which makes the harmony a different music, resounding among the walls of the house of dreams. It keeps growing the collaboration began in 2009, when Gio Pagani met Christian Benini, founder of Wall&decò: a dialogue between two different creativities, which turned out in the extraordinary wallpapers, marked by a signature made of talent and friendship. “The artistic interpretation of an ancient decoration like the wallpaper is the continuity, while the innovation is its transformation into creative installation: art becomes replicable and therefore timeless”, says architect Gio Pagani. The inspiration for the 2017 collection is a combination of creativity and citations that echo in the designer's mind to create two different aesthetic views. A departure to known lands, places already seen and lived a long time ago, a sort of déjà-vu that goes beyond the limits of the everyday life to remind a much more intensive past. Like an historical memory or a life lived fully and permanent as a tattoo, the graphic covers the surface of the most intimate, personal and sentimental place. Emotions are so strong to be able to mark the matter, erode the time, discolor the present, to recall our past. ATOMIC is the perfect example where colours tell a story, color a timeline that runs along the wall deep inside the paper: optical and 1960s style, with different nuances in the warm tones of the ochre and powder pink to the classic black & white. The second soul of the Gio Pagani graphics for Wall&decò evokes the painting and the art of drawing. Macro installations of solid and striking colours, energic brush strokes of life: this is what we find in MAMMA MIA, a tale of joy and enthusiasm where colours interpret our time in a more refined way, dreaming but extremely cool. 101

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COPPER IS THE NEW LUXURY M/Y NERISSA, THE BILGIN 156, IS AN HOMAGE TO THE INDUSTRIAL STYLE. INTERIOR HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH CUTTING EDGE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS AND AN INDUSTRIAL PALETTE OF COPPER, STONE, STAINLESS STEEL AND SILVER GREY EUCALYPTUS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO WOW GUESTS UPON ENTRY TO THE SALOON AREAS AND LEAD THEM STRAIGHT TO HEART AND CENTRAL SHOWPIECE: THE STUNNING GUEST STAIR.

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he boat made her world debut at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show last September, where for the second consecutive year the Turkish yard was present with a premiere. This year on "catwalk" they presented to the yachting audience a new material, which is very much used in design and furnishing but has never been integrated on board a yacht as main element. During our visit on board 48m Nerissa, which is the latest new build by Bilgin Yachts - an on spec creature - we found that copper does not appear on the scene immediately in the main salon but it is integrated in the environments after the TV-wall that separates the salon from the dining room.

Walking through the deck, you discover the second important design element: an impressive spiral staircase, where marbles, wood, glass, copper and crystal live in symbiosis with one another, kissed by a vast quantity of light, both artificial and natural. Light and space dominate the scene together with the pieces of furniture, especially designed for this project. The use of sliding doors creates cosy connection between the outside and inside areas.

The owner's cabin is characterized by an important office space and a folding private balcony. The Bilgin 156 is the perfect vessel for an owner who likes openplan living and has a passion for detail. Other important features of the yacht: beach club, balcony; two tender storage areas, two Jacuzzis.

The luminescent chandelier was produced by the renowned Czech company Crystal Caviar for M/Y Nerissa: it is 5,6m high and compiled from 189 glass components which are firmly connected to each other by sticks made from polished stainless steel. The inside part is smooth with luminescent effect and the external part is made of knurled glass to achieve 3D effect of every component.

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Beige, grey, brown and copper and a vast variety of materials, including wide walls covered in horsehide of different shades, adorn the interiors of Nerissa and wow guests, although her contemporary style and atmosphere remain simple and delicate. The warm colour tones used in copper and leather are balanced with the cold color tones of the marble. "Transparent" copper and glass materials which were used with modern lines create a perception where it feels like looking behind a tulle. 117

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The most important element is represented by the staircase, not only for its shape but also for the color of the materials. In the design and residential world, copper is a new trend, often used in decorative elements, from lighting to furniture. On board Nerissa copper is the main leitmotiv, which makes this feature an original and new trend in yacht design.

The use of copper on a yacht could give problems of oxidation - as explains the design team of H2 - because it reacts with moisture and salt. However they overcome this problem with the use of protective barriers and varnishes produced in today's technology.

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H2 YACHT DESIGN FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN H2 yacht design and Bilgin have a long standing business relationship and have designed over 7 yachts since the launch of TEE DJE back in June 2010. The task given to H2 was to design a modern interior that had not been seen before in the industry. With this in mind they utilised a material that had not be used or produced on the yachting side, despite its success in the residential industry.

Nerissa has a fundamental stamp of copper material used throughout her interior. The use of the copper metal and stainless steel become a great hard finish combination, including a dark and light veneer which gives a contrast throughout her interior. Nerissa has a light and spacious elegant interior, this was formed by the use of introducing as much natural sunlight as possible.

The interior layout is nourished around the grand spiral staircase illuminated by a big crystal chandelier and through skylights that receive the natural sunlight from the transparent bottom of a custom designed Jacuzzi produced by Crystal Caviar, located on the sundeck. This is a feature you usually have on larger vessels. "As designers we are strong believers in holistic design. The exterior and interior should characterize themselves especially since this is a spec boat, it would be more appealing to the wider audience".

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UNIQUE YACHT DESIGN FOR THE ARCHITECTURE AND EXTERIOR DESIGN

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The owner of Bilgin Yachts, İ�smail Şengün, who personally took charge in the development of the project, "gave us a grand support", admits the team of Unique Yacht Design. "We went through a difficult but pleased one year for the design. Eventually, her design and general arrangement were so convincing that the shipyard decided to start construction of two spec boats. According to our philosophy, our designs must present both comfort and safety in all sea conditions. Nerissa set a very good example of our philosophy".

"While forming exterior surfaces of Nerissa, we strived for a modern design that is enviable for years to come. In the end we achieved to create a solid and feasible design with large curved surface areas divided by rigid lines. Our effort was concurrently both on balancing areas and natural lighting between interior and exterior sites. In line with our design idea, main lobby and main staircase should be in best natural light zone, thus we placed a skylight above the main staircase at the bottom of the Jacuzzi. Hereby the daylight have made the middle of the yacht shines like a diamond. Her staircase changed over from being only a passage among decks and became a natural light channel." Nerissa’s additional important feature is the transmission of fresh air to indoors thanks to the use of many sliding doors that transform the main saloon into an open area.

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Crystal Caviar tiles. A long line of decorative snaps in dark blue crystal (by Crystal Caviar) are embedded along all the exterior profile of the upper deck.


by Pamela Paci

100M PAM DE GLAM MEGAYACHT CONCEPT | FEADSHIP

THE CUSTOM PROCESS STARTS WITH AN OUTING: WHO ARE YOU? EPISODE 1 THE CREATION OF THIS CONCEPT IS "A BIG TRIP IN MY PERSONAL GARDEN AND IT EXPRESSES ALL THE IDEAS OF ME, ALL OF MY OBSESSIONS". IT IS THE FIRST BEJEWELED MEGAYACHT CONCEPT, A REAL EXPERIENCE OF A PURE CUSTOM PROJECT. Observation Deck

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big trip in my personal garden. With these words the Art Director of the Maison Gucci - Alessandro Michele, among the most important names in the fashion world - describes his creative process. And it is exactly with these same words that I would describe the way I have approached to The Carte Blanche Experience by Feadship. This story tells about a pure full-custom process that I have had the priviledge to live with Feadship, one of the top superyacht builders in the world. Acting the role of "a potential yacht owner interested in buying a new fully custom megayacht", I could create with the highly skilled design team of De Voogt Naval

Architects, more specifically with their senior designer, Tanno Weeda, my ideal megayacht, exactly the one I would like to buy one day... Maybe (and even without "maybe") I will never own a megayacht like this and Pam De Glam will remain just a work of great phantasy, but believe me, it was a super fantastic experience from which I've learned so much. Not only for the emotional aspect but also for the high seriousness and great professionalism I found in this great shipyard. I have had no obstacle: shapes, spaces, details... they were all taken into consideration and included in the project. What the owner asks, the shipyard makes it possible. This is their philosophy and it is true. 125

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STEP Before imagine what your ideal megayacht looks like, try to say something about yourself. Who am I, then? I am what I am. A lot of things mixed together where one lives in good harmony with its opposite. Yes, I am everything and its opposite. I'm a patchwork. A mosaic? No, I'm more like an artistic collage, that kind of technique that consists in composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another.

If you are asking what the origin of this project is, the answer is very easy. This project comes out of a meeting. I simply accepted the invitation of the Dutch shipyard to discover The Carte Blanche Experience. In other words, I have had the chance at the Monaco Yacht Show to embark on an intuitive virtual journey to discover "my Feadship DNA", an instant live action sketch drawn by their designers. The Carte Blanche Experience allowed me to see how my individual Feadship might look like... should I have the funds available to build one in the future.

Through this opportinuty I could explore the true meaning of a "custom superyacht". The excessive use of the term custom in today’s superyacht industry has made it tricky to know what the term actually entails. When Feadship states that it builds pure custom superyachts, it is referring to the way each project is designed TOTALLY FROM SCRATCH.

“Many of the greatest Feadships ever built had their genesis at a meeting where we started sketching to life the owner’s ideas on a blank sheet of paper,” says Marketing & Brand Director Farouk Nefzi. “The term custom has lost its value in the superyacht world: most superyachts are variations on a predesigned platform, with clients having options within set parameters. At this year’s Monaco show we have made the difference between custom and customisation crystal clear via a memorable Carte Blanche Experience.” Custom means starting every project literally with a blank page. It entails designing a bespoke superyacht that is entirely individual and unlike any other in the world. Custom should never be confused with customising – Feadship works with clients to create one-off luxury motoryachts that exclusively and uniquely reflect their character and use. CREATING LIKE IN A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Being in front of a blank piece of paper trying to imagine what your perfect boat might look like, it is like looking in a mirror trying to find yourself. If you thought it was easy, just so you know, it's not! Unless

With the creative force of Alessandro Michele, Gucci's chief creative director, each collection is not a trip around the world but a brilliant journey of self-awakening, where fashion is an inner journey. The image at pag. 126 is taken from "THE UNSKILLED WORKER ILLUSTRATIONS" by Helen Downie. Celebrating the Unskilled Worker collection, artist Helen Downie created a special work exclusively for Gucci. Behind the playful and colorful Unskilled Worker artworks by Gucci there are curious and poignant stories. British artist Helen Downie tells the tales behind the faces, which unify her personal memories and Alessandro Michele’s designs.

you take this experience as a mere joke or pastime. I found magic in that mirror. And the incredible aspect of this project is exactly the way you feel while creating: a sort of experience where you can know much more about yourself. And fortunately Feadship offered to me a very exciting way to start the project. After having made myself comfortable at their private lounge in Monaco, in total relax and drinking a cup of coffee, I was asked to express my preferences from a selection of images, often in contrast each other. For example, do you prefer a romantic sunset at the sea or a breathtaking view in the mountains? Which kind of food do you prefer, Italian, traditional or Japanese? Do you like extreme sports or do you feel inside more like a ballett dancer? A classical architecture or a futuristic building? An Aston Martin or a classic car? I made my choices, selected the answers on a digital tablet and chosen the name of the boat (what a difficult choice, a name is a name forever!). After a couple of minutes, the software elaborated a short video where the shadow of a yacht named PamDeGlam was cruising in the middle of wonderful lanscapes, with limitless horizons, in a universe of multiple colours and in the wild nature. Wow! In a crescendo of emotions, PamDeGlam was finally unveiled to me. IT ALL STARTS WITH A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER

This is the first step for the creation of a design project with a potential client: the creation of a moodboard, the moment when you express your preferences, tastes, habits, lifestyles, passions... The character of the boat can only mirror yourself, or even in part. After all, as Feadship states, the shipyard works for me, I simply lead the game. Image in this page: one of my favourite chair. ARMCHAIR Tom´s Drag® COLLECTION

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HARMONY

The preferences expressed identify your soul and tell much about yourself, and therefore anticipate the kind of boat you might like. Here the creative process begins: a couple of pencil lines to try to draw a possible design harmony. This can be simple, classic, sophisticated, complex, graceful, minimal or intricate. At this stage of the process my harmony was (already) sophisticated. VOLUMES

The second styling tool regards the volumes and the balance: how many decks? Where do you prefer the transition from bow to aft? By playing with the box volumes you can discover what appeals to you. Adding or removing a deck, or shifting the transition from bow to aft, will also affect the balance. Where do you want your visual centre of gravity? What seems to your eye to be the perfect balance? I found out that my ideal boat is a tri-deck megayacht with a transition at bow. But then, I added 7 meters in lenght to the beach club - I love large pools, I need much space in this area - so the transition was moved towards the centre to find the perfect balance (I was born under the sign of Libra, after all). LEITMOTIV

Third step: the leitmotiv. Now the designer tries to capture the spirit of your dream yacht with just a few strokes of a pencil, in other words, he converts in a first sketch the essence of the design which comes closest to the owner's identity. Then, discussing the result, some elements will be changed, removed or added, and the first style elements will start to appear unveiling the character of the boat: majestic or more dynamic, more classical or more modern? INTERIORS ARE INSPIRED BY THE JOY OF NATURE AS A SORT OF EDEN

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elements and decorations are balanced by a kind of natural atmosphere expressed through the use of the primordial elements: wood, water, earth and fire, as these were expression of a human need - a basic instinct - to return to the essential things in life. Almost controversial in a megayacht concept, isn't it? In the dreams' world it is all so controversial, after all. KEY-ELEMENTS AND FIRST DETAILS

Wood is used in the interiors to decorate some walls and it is alternated by panels of other natural elements and waterfalls. Mosaics adorn the interiors of the pool and they are also used in some parts of the floor, in the beach area and in the indoor areas. The pool is designed to be a social area, as much convivial as possibile, with a floor of artificial sand alternated with real beach sand covered by glass. Two telescopic lamps emerge from the floor (operated by a manual and/or remote control), ready to be also used as small tables. The sand, artificial and real, is a key design element with a strongly emotional function. At sunset in the beach area a bonfire can be lit to warm up the atmosphere and you can sit with your friends around it and let the sand be your natural sofa.

The pool is not limited to the external area but continues in the main salon (sliding doors separate the two different areas). The convivial atmosphere also continues thanks to the choice of the iconic sofa by Roche Bobois, the iconic Mah Jong. The pieces of the modular, colourful fabric sofas are located around the perimiter of the pool while other are informally spread throughout the wide open-space main salon. The main salon continues in the lower deck. Two staircases located on both sides of the sliding doors of the entrance to main deck lead guests in another social area, the sirene lounge, an observatory deck furnished with sofas, a bar corner, a mirror tv and the cinema lounge. CRYSTALS

Crystal Caviar tiles have been chosen to decorate the exterior profile of the boat. Not only a decoration but mean to express the character of the boat: aggressive with a sort of female delicacy. The long line of decorative snaps in dark blue crystal are embedded along all the exterior line of the upper deck. The bubbles that make the surface irregular allow the snaps to reflect the sunlights in different colours.

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The famous Mah Jong sofa, a real icon among the Roche Bobois collections, interpreted by uninhibited and audacious designer Kenzo Takada. He created a unique and exceptional collection of fabrics and ceramics for Roche Bobois with his innovative style, featuring unexpected combinations of Parisian fashion with the colours and poetry of his native Japan. With his current shift toward interior design and decoration, Kenzo Takada has created a unique collection of fabrics and ceramics for Roche Bobois. These creations showcase his signature style through graphic and cultural references: mixing origins, mastering colours, and creating delicate patterns. To dress the Mah Jong modular sofa, Takada took inspiration from ancient kimonos used in the Noh Theatre, re-interpreting their patterns and colours to create fine and sophisticated harmonies symbolising the 3 times of the day: Asa (morning), Hiru (midday), Yoru (evening).

A fire pit adds just the right touch. Never forget a boat concentrates all the things you love in your life!

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The pool is given a main role in the design theme: a convivial area for relax and pleasure moments, that at the same time connects the exteriors with the interiors. Images in this page: the pools are decorated with mosaics by SICIS. In the under-the-water lounge (Sirene Lounge), guests can enjoy their time watching sea life on one side, on the other can have a look of what happens in the pool and admire the beautiful decorations in the art of mosaic.

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by Pamela Paci

DESIGN IS AN OPEN WAY OF THINKING

Paolo and Carlo Colombo, founders of Studio A+++ a2plusgreen.com

THE INDEPENDENT VISION OF THE A++ DESIGN STUDIO BY CARLO AND PAOLO COLOMBO IS THE RESULT OF A CREATIVE PROCESS. EVERY PROJECT IS A ONE-OFF, A TAILOR-MADE PATH BORN FROM IDEAS LET FREELY FLOW THROUGH CULTURAL BARRIERS AND GAINED FROM THE COMMINGLING OF DIVERSE DISCIPLINES AND TECHNIQUES.

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in different types of project: among the recent ones we find the Fendi Tower in Panama City, the Oceania Resort in the Caribbean and Mag of Life in Dubai. In 2016 he introduced his first yacht design project developed for Rossinavi, Attitude. In 2017 for the same shipyard he designed the interiors of a second project, the 55m explorer Maverick (with the exterior styling by Gian Paolo Nari), and the interiors of the recently sold 52m megayacht, Florentia, with the exterior design by Giorgio & Stefano Vafiadis. On the occasion of a private event of Luxury Living Group, the luxury furniture and homeware company founded by Alberto Vignatelli in the early 70s, with which Carlo Colombo has worked for years, we met Carlo Colombo and interviewed him about the new projects Studio A++ is developing in the yachting sector.

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What is your state of mind when you design a luxury boat? We are always looking for a new discovery: sea, sailing and for sure boats are the natural expression of this state of mind. For us seeking inspiration means observing the relationship between emotions, pushing the boundaries of conventional practice, and thinking in a new way. In just one word, this is our interpretation of luxury. That's the reason why we immediately accepted the challenge that Rossinavi proposed to A++. How did you meet Rossinavi? We met Federico Rossi for the first time at the Salone del Mobile. It was love at first sight. Federico loves beauty in general, any conversation with him serves as a catalyst for a new project. They have a tailor-made approach, just like you. They work on bespoke projects. What makes a project really unique? The details are not the details. They make the design. [Charles Eames]

What are the stylistic differences between Maverick 55 and Florentia in terms of interiors? In our career we have worked with many international clients, creating a network all over the world. It is thanks to this kind of experiences that we could embark on these new adventures with great enthusiasm.

In Maverick you chose very natural colours for the interiors, from light beige to brown, with details in gold and glass walls. What's the reason of this look? Is it a trend or personal taste? Neither of the two. The colors and the overall taste are certainly the result of an intimate and personal research, however, it was the nature of the project that led us to this choice. Maverick 55 is a magic object: far from being a simple boat, it has the soul of the explorer. Therefore nature is an integrating part of its wild soul. What kind of indications you received from the shipyard for the development of this project (Maverick)? The deep mutual trust between our studio and the shipyard has meant to have "carte blanche" in the design phase. But the ultimate goal had to be the combination of the wild spirit of the concept with a delightfully contemporary elegance. And in this respect we have achieved our purpose. Maverick 55: interiors, lounge bar

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Can you describe the atmosphere of the interiors of Florentia? It is in the A++ philosophy to create projects with the maximum respect for the environment. Every step of the design process starts with a deep analysis of the materials and their natural treatment. The interior design of Florentia is conceived as an experience, a story to be told. The soft lines of the exteriors continue into the space, following neutral colors and precious materials to create a unique and refined boat. As to the pieces of furniture, will you design each of them in exclusivity for the boat or will you choose elements from the various collections you design for the luxury brands in home design? The "Be-spoke" interior design is created by the intense usage of soft lines. Spaces and connections are inspired by the forms of nature combined with a touch of technology and extended research in the usability of design. This multi scenic approach leads to the creation of a symbiotic language, a new strong language that characterizes every yacht design line. Florentia is the first megayacht to be built with the interiors designed by Studio A++. Are you excited for this achievement? In our career we have worked with many international clients and we built a network all over the world, it is thanks to this kind of experiences that we jump on this new adventures with enthusiasm.

Whare are the steps of the project now? We are still in a design development phase. Designing a boat is a long way because every element is essential to achieve a good result. What is your relationship with the world of art? Everything starts with an image of a masterpiece, we are Italian, we grew up totally surrounded by art. In our studio you can see art everywhere. At the entrance of our studio we have chairs by Gaetano Pesce, an Ontani sculpture...

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What is the main element in an interior design project? We are first and foremost architects and, as such, are always fascinated by how emotions can be stirred up from the use of the space. Our focus is above all on the emotional impact of the message conveyed through the 3-dimensional development.

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CLOUD 9, IRRESISTIBLE AND MESMERISING A SPECTACULAR AND POWERFUL COMBINATION OF ENGINEERING EXPERTISE AND GROUNDBREAKING DESIGN: COMMISSIONED BY AN EXPERIENCED SUPERYACHT OWNER AND DELIVERED IN 2017, CLOUD 9 IS A CLOSE COLLABORATION BETWEEN CRN SHIPYARD, ZUCCON INTERNATIONAL PROJECT AND WINCH DESIGN. 141

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THE STORY OF A YACHT WITH TWO SOULS

When one year ago, in January 2017, this 74 metre fullycustom CRN superyacht was launched in Ancona, a cloud of thousands of colours - confetti and colour bombs - announced her grand entrance into the water. This incredible build has reinforced the CRNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise and their ability to create cutting-edge yachts combining stateof-the-art technology and unique design. At the press conference during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017, where Cloud 9 was officially presented, Ferretti Group CEO and CRN Chairman, Alberto Galassi, expressed with great enthusiasm his happiness for this achievement, which today represents the second largest yacht to ever leave the CRN yard. "I am really on Cloud 9", he said, playing with words. The expression "being on Cloud 9" in fact means being in a state of blissful happiness, in seventh heaven. And we can imagine why. Cloud 9 is a superyacht of world-class calibre. With a length overall of 74 metres, a beam of 13.5 metres and five expansive decks plus a sub deck, the yacht has a sleek profile enhanced by subtle superstructural design details which, together with the elegant aesthetics of her guest areas, have given birth to one of the most impressive superyachts delivered last year.

"Her outstanding personality is the result of the collaboration between CRN, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. The owner played a key role in this project, proving to be very knowledgeable and asking to take part in all stages of the building process. Harmonising his desires with their requirements of the charter market was one of the main challenges we were faced with", said Stefano De Vivo, CRN Chief Commercial Officer.

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ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION

The technical aspects of the project were developed by the CRN engineering team working in partnership with Zuccon International Project for the exterior styling, while Winch Design was appointed to create the exterior guest areas, interior decoration and owner’s supply, resulting in excess of over 1,000sq metres of design elements being created across all decks.

The New Construction division of Burgess served as owner’s representatives and played a key role from the early stages of the construction process. As explained Ed Beckett, Naval Architect at Burgess, "the benchmark for quality has been set high on CLOUD 9. Not only in terms of immediate appearance to her owners and guests, but also from the perspective of seakeeping and comfort, the arrangement of engineering systems, the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail throughout whether visible or invisible.” CLOUD 9 is the culmination of the expertise of a team of perfectionists energised by the vision and enthusiasm of a knowledgeable owner. “The client's knowledge, along with that of Captain Colin Boyle’s, was exceptional throughout the design process,” remarks Andrew Winch. As to the Burgess team, they brought a wealth of technological capability and understanding, resulting in a yacht that is not only beautifully designed but also exceptionally well built for purpose.

The yacht is available for charter with Burgess as Worldwide Central Agents with cruising destinations in the Mediterranean in the summer and the Caribbean & Bahamas in the winter season. The yacht comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, VIP suite and six guest cabins. Accommodation is provided for 22 crew members plus a further two cabins for four staff members. Cloud 9 is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

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THE DESIGN THEME

The 74m Cloud 9 marks Winch Design’s first collaboration with the Italian design studio, Zuccon International Project. Featuring a palatial interior, Cloud 9 is inspired by a contemporary marine style that can be seen right through her interiors. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere suspended between sky and sea.

Imaginative and carefully-chosen details can be found across all five decks, characterised by understated colour schemes and a varied use of oak in many different guises, juxtaposed with mother-of-pearl elements, marineinspired artwork and unique bas-relief decorations, such as the bespoke piece in the owner’s suite.

Cloud 9 impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends. The design vision behind Cloud 9 demonstrates an optimised balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort, along with a free flowing layout for a relaxed indooroutdoor living environment. Exceptional open-air areas, such as the private deck forward of the owner’s suite and the large beach club with extended platform at sea level, were conceived to offer maximum scope for both al fresco enjoyment and entertaining, as specified by the experienced owner. An unusual feature of the vessel is the forward living area located at the bow which allows guests to enjoy outdoor living in total privacy and includes a unique party space ideal for karaoke evenings.

KEY FEATURES | Spa featuring hair salon with fold out terrace; beach club with espresso bar: on-deck pool with spa jets, jacuzzi, Teppanyaki bar, elevator, karaoke, indoor and outdoor cinema, fitness room, zero speed stabilisers.

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by Martha Gill and Pamela Paci

¡QUE VIVA MÉXICO! WHETHER IT'S NATURE, CULTURE, ADVENTURE OR LUXURY, MEXICO IS THE IDEAL DESTINATION FOR ANY TRAVELER WHO WANTS TO MIX BEACH LIFE AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES. WHEN YOU THINK ART, DO YOU THINK MEXICO? IF NOT, YOU REALLY SHOULD.

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exico is one of the prettiest places on earth. Its immense beauty is expressed through a unique culture and landscapes. The country has different climates and each city and location have their own personality and radiance. The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico’s deserts, rivers and mountains, you’ll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world’s longest underwater cave systems. From the many ancient archaeological sites, to the Riviera Maya region, located on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the very best of high-end luxury resorts and one of the world’s top destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. The colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, with a vibrant multicultural artistic community, amazes visitors with its explosion of baroque and neoclassic architecture surrounding its gothic cathedral, which made the city a UNESCO´s World Heritage site. Up to the Baja California peninsula, home to beautiful and diverse landscapes and endless beaches. Surrounded by a warm Mediterranean climate its Wine Route takes visitors close to small family-owned wineries and large-scale producers and exporters.

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Mexico is so much in the heart of the global communitiy that the city of Rome last October dedicated a short fest to the Mexican culture. Entitled ¡Que Viva Mexico! the event brought to the city the unique mexican atmosphere with its joyful colours, distinct flavors and spicy and tasty foods.

When you think art, do you think Mexico? If not, you really should. This vast country has been the birth or workplace of hundreds of great artists, from sculptors and tattooists to the many muralists that have decorated government buildings and public spaces up and down the country and abroad.

An important tribute to the Mexican vivid art, is the exhibition "México The Pending Exhibition Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros", at Palazzo Fava (Bologna, ITALY) from October 2017 until February 2018. The exhibition of Mexican muralists, now known as "la exposición pendiente" (the pending exhibition) was scheduled to open in September 1973 in Santiago (Chile) as a proof of solidarity and friendship between the two countries. But the exhibition was cancelled due to the coup of General Augusto Pinochet, that brought him to power and started his 17-year dictatorship. 148


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Thus, the works by three great Mexican muralists José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros were taken out from Chile in the same Aeromexico’s plane in which Allende’s widow and daughters fled and the collection returned to the Mexican museums it had come from. Since then this exhibition was known under the name of "la exposición pendiente" (the pending exhibition). Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros are the most important artists of great Mexican muralism. Their works are recognized as national Mexican heritage and belong to the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, the Museo Nacional de Arte, and the Museo de Veracruz. FRIDAMANIA | THE FRIDA KAHLO EFFECT

Frida Kahlo is the most iconic Mexican artist. With a back catalogue of almost 150 surviving pieces of art, the majority of which are self-portraits that predominantly hone in on her complex and tragic life, as well as a cult pop culture reputation, Frida Kahlo is a formidable figure of the Mexican art scene. The house which bore witness to her birth, life and death is now the wildly popular and much frequented museum better known as La Casa Azul. 149

"Fridamania" refers to the celebrity and cult-like status she and others nurtured, and it is clear that she is an archetype in which life and artwork become inseparable. In her cultural persona, Frida extended the history of Mexico into her art, thus building a patrimony of cultural ideals, artistic techniques, and social values that are today important for her country and the art she created.

Frida Kahlo was very seductive and continues to be also 110 years after her birth. This is why the city of Milan is staging the most important European exhibition ever devoted to the most famous and acclaimed Mexican woman painter. "Frida Kahlo, Beyond The Myth" is the name of the show and tribute that will be held from February 2018 to June 2018 at the new Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) of Milan (Curator: Diego Sileo, one of the world's leading experts of Mexican contemporary art). The exhibition will include oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs, and intends to bring together works by Frida that have never been displayed in Italy before.

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The exhibition will point out that Frida still holds many secrets. Apart from the numerous books that have been written about her, the Milan event will reveal, through artworks and documents, that Frida Kahlo was in effect a political activist, that she was aware of Diego Rivera’s influence on her painting and sought to avoid it, that she had a keen interest in drawing and, above all, that she was a great painter. It will also show that as well as expressing herself dramatically in her painting, Frida was also extremely witty and ironical, and brought a sensuality to her still lifes, like nobody else.

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The Milan exhibition has already obtained the loan of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. It envisages also the inclusion of works from the museums in Tlaxcala (Museo de Arte of Tlaxcala), Cuernavaca (Robert Brady Museum), Buenos Aires (Malba), Buffalo (Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Washington (The National Museum of Women in the Arts), and New York (MoMA). "Besides, we’re working to bring Las dos Fridas to Italy, as part of an exchange of works between the MAM in Mexico City and the museums of Milan", states the Organization.

"We are not only concerned with quantity, however, and the paintings and other works on display will be selected according to an analytical criterion, since the point of this exhibition is that the content will differ from all the others on Frida Kahlo staged in the past".

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THE WALKABLE CITY Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra de Guanajuato lies the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. The city was founded in 1554 next to one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico. Guanajuato streets and many colorful alleyways spread out in every direction while most of its traffic is served by a network of underground tunnels making it an excellent city for pedestrians.

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SE77ANTASETTE Premiered at the last Monaco Yacht Show, Se77antasette is the first concept yacht designed for Benetti by Mexican designer Fernando Romero, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most influential architects and famed for his high-profile civil projects. Among his works, the Soumaya Museum (pag. 154), with its awesome design and vast collection of important art, is one of Mexico City's best architectures,

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THE EXPERIENCE OF A MEXICAN YACHT OWNER

GIAOLA-LU IS A FAMILY YACHT BUILT BY BILGIN YACHTS IN 2016 FOR TWO MEXICAN BROTHERS, FOUNDERS OF A SUCCESSFULL MEXICAN BUSINESS GROUP IN MEXICO CITY INVOLVED IN INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

We met them at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, when their 46m boat made her debut with Bilgin Yachts. A very friendly family, one of those it is nice to talk to. During the preparation of this article concerning Mexico, they released us a short interview concerning life in Mexico and their adventures on board their beautiful boat. How is life in Mexico today? How would you describe your country?

Mexico is a fantastic country, we pretty much get everything from ancient and traditional towns filled with history, extraordinary natural reserves and destinations, beautiful beaches and all the way to cosmopolitan cities like Mexico City is. All of this without mentioning the vast and delicious cuisine this county has to offer. Mexican culture in general is very joyful and full of traditions. Is it a business-friendly country?

Certainly, we see Mexico becoming ever more competitive in all different sectors and with this progressive development we definitely see great opportunities in local, regional and international markets.

As businessmen you are involved in the construction sector. What kind of impact has the recent earthquake had on your life? What did you feel in front of that tragedy? This is the second big earthquake that has hit Mexico in our lifespan and I can tell you, in that moment, it is for sure scary since it is something completely out of your control. After the tragedy the city was filled with a strong feeling of grief and anxiousness wherever you went, but this sorrow made masses come together to cooperate with any sort of support, supplies, labor, donations... So although it was a very sad time it was comforting see the country come together to help the most needed. What does Gioala-Lu mean for your family?

We are all ocean lovers since very long ago, we know this industry very well. And add that to the fact that we are both engineers, you could imagine our huge desire to design and build our â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect boatâ&#x20AC;?. We were extremely involved all the way through the process. You could say it is our passion! Can you tell us the meaning of her name?

It is the beginning of the names of the girls of our family. In which area did you cruise last summer?

We cruised between Marbella and Barcelona and spent a very nice time in the Balearics.


What are the best memories of your vacations on board? Well, it is always fantastic to be on board, so I would say, we all enjoyed the whole vacation so much. It is the only time we get the whole family to be in one place just relaxing. What are your plan for the next summer? Have you started to plan the next itineraries? Not yet, but we are certainly looking forward to.

You are a big family, do you have plans for a bigger boat in the next future? At the moment we are honestly getting the most out of Giaola-Lu but only time will tell.

THANKS TO THE GIAOLA-LU OWNERS FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND FOR HAVING SHARED WITH US AND OUR READERS THEIR VACATION MEMORIES AND ENTHUSIASM IN YACHTING.


by Greg Ross

A PREMIER CABIN INSPIRED BY CAR AND YACHT DESIGN THE NEW INTERIOR’S STRIKING AESTHETICS, INTELLIGENT ERGONOMICS AND ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY FEATURES ARE THE MAIN ELEMENT OF THE "PREMIER CABIN" CONFIGURATION, NOW AVAILABLE ON GLOBAL 5000 AND GLOBAL 6000 BUSINESS JETS.

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ombardier unveiled the highly sophisticated and meticulously crafted new Premier cabin for its Global 5000 and Global 6000 business jets at EBACE 2017 and it was very well-received by customers, media and the public alike. The all-new Premier cabin has a bold and fresh contemporary interior that brings a new level of refinement to the cabin experience, establishing a superior design commonality to the entire portfolio of Bombardier aircraft. The design draws inspiration from the high-end craftsmanship in luxury automotive and yachting interiors and the spaciousness, comfort and productivity of the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft cabins. “Cabin comfort and sophistication are top priorities for our customers. Global aircraft already lead the industry with spectacular cabin interiors, and our new

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Premier cabin demonstrates that we are committed to remain ahead of the curve across all of our products,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The refined aesthetics, luxury and ambience of our new Premier cabin, combined with an advanced cabin management system and Ka-band connectivity, will result in an even more productive experience for our Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft passengers.”

Among the cabin’s new highlights are the stylish seats and sleek side ledges. These elements heighten the feeling of a clean design aesthetic in a cabin that is already the widest and most comfortable in its class. With its impeccable lines and flawless hand-stitched finishing, the new seat design offers improved ergonomic features, such as higher armrests, a sculpted backrest, and crisp, clean lines throughout. 160


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The galley has been streamlined and modernized to a contemporary form, and visually stunning hardwood and stone floor coverings are available in the galley and lavatories. The level of refinement is further elevated by the Global familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unmatched cabin functionality, featuring the fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connection in the skies and the most reliable and most intuitive cabin management system available. Finally, Bombardierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advanced and unique wing design on Global aircraft provides passengers with a restful flight and a smooth ride. Global 5000

By combining expert engineering and superior craftsmanship, every detail on the Global 5000 aircraft has been meticulously designed to deliver an exceptional private jet experience. With a cabin that is nearly a foot wider (30 cm) than its nearest competitor, coupled with an advanced wing design that optimizes speed, range and control, the Global

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5000 aircraft delivers maximum comfort and a remarkably smooth and comfortable ride. Global 6000

Elegance and performance meet to deliver an unparalleled experience on board the Global 6000 aircraft. Skillfully designed to leave a lasting impression, the Global 6000 business jet features an intelligently crafted interior that balances luxury with productivity. The industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest worldwide in-flight internet connectivity combined with a comprehensive cabin management system keep passengers entertained and connected at all times. With the widest cabin in its class and a smooth ride for exceptional comfort, the Global 6000 aircraft offers the finest experience you can expect from a business jet.

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CRYSTAL SKYE, THE GROUNDBREAKING AIRCRAFT BECOMES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE AWARD-WINNING CRYSTAL PORTFOLIO by Greg Ross

THE OFFICIAL DEBUT OF CRYSTAL SKYE IN THE CRYSTAL FLEET MEANT THE BIRTH OF A NEW CATEGORY OF LUXURY TRAVEL IN THE INDUSTRY. THIS AIRCRAFT CHARACTERIZED BY SIGNATURE DESIGN TOUCHES AND LUXURIOUS SPACE PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF BESPOKE CHARTERED AVIATION INDUSTRY-WIDE.

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rystal AirCruises’ fully custom, gorgeously appointed Boeing 777, was christened Crystal Skye at an event at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, last summer. Crystal Skye is the largest privately owned tour jet in the world and is deployed for chartered service, accommodating some of the world’s most discriminating groups and travelers.

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Presiding over the christening of this groundbreaking vessel alongside Chairman and Chief Executive of Genting Hong Kong, Tan Sri Kok Thay Lim, and Crystal CEO and President, Edie Rodriguez, was Crystal Skye’s godfather, Matthew D. Upchurch, renowned as a visionary in travel, spending much of his esteemed career specializing in the luxury realm. In his role as Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso, one of the world’s leading luxury travel networks, Upchurch has collaborated closely with Crystal and its partners to deliver exclusive travel experiences throughout the world. Bespoke Crystal Exclusive Class seats are designed for maximum personal space and ergonomic comfort, and convert to 180-degree lie-flat beds. The expansive social lounge with stand-up bar fosters friendly camaraderie among luxury travelers. Cuisine will be prepared by an executive chef, in two state-ofthe-art galleys and paired with an elegant premium wine list from the Crystal SkyeCellar.

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“We are ecstatic to welcome Crystal Skye to the family, as she marks the beginning of a new chapter and realm of luxury travel for guests who seek the unmatched Crystal Experience,” says Rodriguez. “As we embark on new global adventures with Crystal Skye, we are inspired by the shared vision of our own experts and those at Greenpoint Technologies, who brought this sky-high dream to fruition.” Crystal collaborated with Greenpoint Technologies for the extremely specialized development of Crystal Skye, as the company is renowned for its innovation and leadership in the creation of superior aircraft design. Greenpoint Technologies worked alongside Crystal’s own experts to conceive the standard of excellence and luxury required to ensure the unparalleled guest experience aboard a Crystal vessel, then brought the vision to life. The interior installation of Crystal Skye began in August 2016 at Greenpoint’s Moses Lake facility in Washington, focusing on exclusive features

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such as a 24-seat lounge with a central bar, sofas, custom coved ceilings, the largest wine cellar in the sky and ample space to socialize. Stone veneers, colored LED lighting and other premium details adorn the extraordinary interior. By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Celebrating 27 years of excellence, the unparalleled success of Crystal began with – and is still rooted in – an expressed commitment to a superior standard of excellence and level of service within the luxury hospitality industry. This standard is one that Crystal continues to elevate, as they reach new milestones and new travelers. Crystal, Ltd. now comprises Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal AirCruises. crystalcruises.com

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