What projects are you most proud of?
Apart from the one I am working on at the moment, it has to be Eco now Enigma.
What is your design philosophy?
Rather old fashioned today but I still believe that form follows function and good design, in whatever discipline comes out of a good relationship between client and designer.
What attracts you to the world of superyacht design?
The challenge of designing the total package from the hull to the door handles plus the ability to develop new concepts without the constraints of planning regulations and public enquiries that dog the life of land based architects.
What aspect of SuperyachtDESIGN Week are you most looking forward to?
Meeting friends and colleagues and sharing ideas.
Why do you think events such as these are important for the industry?
It acts as a great forum for discussion between designers, yards and suppliers. Plus hopefully, they could help to drag the class and flag organisations into the age in which we live rather than when the Titanic sunk!
What exciting upcoming projects/innovations can we see from you in the near future?
Swarovski Surfaces, The Mercedes Grand Tourissmo for Silver Arrows marine a 124m from Lürssen but most of all, the projects I unfortunately can’t tell you about!
Francis' breakout session will run on day two of the event, 25 June from 12:00 - 13:30.
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