UK, Chichester. Rob Armstrong and business partner Alastair Fletcher have opened a new design consultancy studio called ThirtyC. Specialising in interior and exterior superyacht design, the studio will offer a number of services including conceptualisation, project development, GA layouts, detail cabin drawings, colour schemes, material and finish selection, and 3D visualisation.
“It feels like the right time to set up our own studio,” says creative director Rob Armstrong, who previous worked at Ken Freivokh Design for many years on a number of delivered and in build projects. “Together with Alastair, we have another interior designer working with us and we’ve got projects we are working on but unfortunately we can’t speak about anything yet.”
The studio also benefits from design director Alastair Fletcher’s extensive design experience having fulfilled the role of senior designer at Ken Freivokh Design on projects ranging from 21m – 150m before joining Terence Disdale Design as a senior designer and project manager.
Aimed at providing support to other business, as well as taking on new projects, ThirtyC was founded based on the understanding that design workloads within the industry can vary and the need for additional skilled, experienced, hands-on designers can be essential to meet deadlines at various stages of a project.
“We’re not a consultancy firm of one but rather we are a team that can come and help with a project to provide as much support as is needed,” says Armstrong. “We work with a number of design professionals, where we can draw upon further resources and expertise if required, however we have a core team dedicated to design and visualisation, detailed CAD and supervision support, as well as interior specification and material selection.”
With plans to attend the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, we hope to bring you more news on the studio’s developments and ideas in the coming months.