The project is one of a number of high-end, and high profile hotel projects undertaken by FM-, and is perhaps the most notable to date, particularly considering the £22,000/night cost to stay in Muzio’s creation.
Add to this the company’s latest project, the Ciftci Towers, a residential tower development in Istanbul that has been designed by FM- from conception through to outfitting, and it is clear that the company’s stock on land is already well established.
But as Muzio explained, while she’s an “architect first and foremost,” growing up in Portofino meant she “always had a passion for the sea.” Therefore, despite the success of her land-based projects, it is the discipline of superyacht interiors that piques her interest.
Muzio’s passion was recently tested when FM- was procured to overhaul the interior of M/Y Amore Mio 2. She acknowledges that the owner’s demanding delivery date – 24 May, just four months after the company was first commissioned – was the most challenging she has encountered to date but she says it was also extremely rewarding.
The 52m Abeking & Rasmussen, first launched in 1997, underwent her refit at CPN in Ancona. Muzio says, despite her age, that the yacht is a true feat of engineering, bearing closer resemblance to a 60m, thanks to her 10.3m beam.
The company was tasked with completely overhauling the main deck. Forward, two previous VIP suites were transformed into one large space for exclusive use by the owner. And considering the tight schedule, Muzio is particularly proud of the fact the company designed and commissioned all of the pieces now aboard, most notably a a unique steel and glass football table. She says that being an Italian company gave FM- a distinct advantage because the network of artisans available to produce these pieces is so broad.
Notable features include Promemoria items, Armani Casa fabrics and Dedar wallpaper. The former VIP salon, entering the owner’s cabin, has been transformed into an elegant office with relaxing armchairs.