Review of Superyacht Design Week 2016

05.07.2016

From the 28th – 30th of June, the Chelsea Design Centre was host to some of the biggest names in Superyacht design at Superyacht Design Week 2016.

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The week got off to a great start with the opening keynote speaker, Ian Briggs of BAC Mono, welcoming the delegates with a fascinating story about the Mono Car.

Andrew Trujillo shared his experience of design, which began with hand sketched schemes and went on to develop into a combination of drawings and augmented reality. Throughout his speech, Trujillo allowed his audience to discover new tools to represent a project to clients.

The first day was brought to a close by Francesco Lovo of Pininfarina, who captivated the audience with his wealth of experience, spanning from designing water bottles and door handles to fast cars and Mega Yachts.

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The second day saw a panel of visionary designers, Tony Castro, Marnix Hoekstra, Pieter Van Geest and Timur Bozca, discuss a challenge that some of the most famous yacht designers have been tasked with facing; the yacht of the future. Concepts and key words were explored, all innovative, though some were far more provocative than realistic.

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The final day began with an interesting overview on how to make a fluid and comfortable design, whilst still respecting the constriction of the space on-board. Lead by Guillaume Rolland of Liaigre Yacht Design, the session explored the three rules for good architecture written by Marcus Vitruvius.

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Jack Canning of Redman Whiteley Dixon and Caroline Stirling of Seymour Diamond brought the afternoon to a close by discussing the purchase process of an interior design studio.

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The week saw a surge of ideas, possibilities and opportunities tossed into the basket. We are looking forward to seeing what next year has to offer.

 

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