UK, London. We are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q17, the final issue of 2013, will be out on Wednesday 13th November! Our winter edition is set to inspire and challenge thinking as this issue starts off with an article by Alex McDiarmid. The young designer discusses the importance of the studio environment and the impact it can have of creativity. While directors from Vripack, Bart Bouwhuis and Marnix Hoekstra reflect on the role of the naval architect today versus 40 years ago.

The collaboration between the designer and naval architect on any project should always be healthy but what about those who create the regulations? This issue of Perspectives explores whether or not designers should work more closely with Flag registries. Picking up on comments made during SuperyachtDESIGN Week earlier this year, we hear from a panel of experts in Design Debate about how to overcome barriers to innovation. We also speak to Greg Hoar, founder of Wild Group International, who believes that vinyl provides more options and possibilities for owners and their designers in the finish of the exterior and interior.


Galactica Star
Image: Jeff Brown

At this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, we set out to visit a diverse range of recent projects together with the designers in order to present our ‘Six of the Best’ superyacht interiors. One of the six we explore is Heesen’s Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects, which is the studio of focus in Case Study. We also take you on a guided tour of the nature-inspired 32.6m Inukshuk built by Baltic Yachts in Top Yacht. Designer Adam Lay speaks to us about the design brief, going into detail about the choice of colours and textures applied and inspired by North America.


Inukshuk
Image: Jeff Brown

Clever space management is the focus for Domus Design, as Mario Pedol of Nauta Yachts shares how the studio was consulted on a project by Dolce Vita Homes. The compact home concept called 4@1Home embraces the best of space-saving solutions applied to yacht design in a residential project with the aim of creating a practical living space of just 36 square metres.

Colony, EXTEX by Marina Mill, Zimmer-Rhode, Zoffany, Altfield, Fameed Khalique and Rubelli take us through the development and thinking behind each their fabrics and collections for this issue of Mood Board. We also speak to the founder of Davidson, Richard Davidson and daughter Alexandra Davidson about what makes this family furniture business tick.


The Nelson Chair by Davidson
Image: Andrew Johansson

The issue concludes with concept presentations from Oceanco in collaboration with Sinot, motion code: blue, Gresham Yacht Design, Frank Neubelt Yacht Designs and A-sign Studio.

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