Yachting and furniture share a firmly established design language. Just think of the projects by Antonio Citterio-Patricia Viel, Dordoni Architetti, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Parisotto+Formenton Architetti, to name only a few, who alongside brands like Minotti, Ethimo, Talenti, Flexform, Molteni and MaxAlto, have gradually reinterpreted the interiors of yachts, fusing them with aesthetic codes from different worlds for the sake of creativity and transversal functionality.
“The beautiful yachts now being built are homes personalized by architects and designers. The combination of furnishings with boating is becoming ever closer,” stresses Marco Sabetta, General Manager of the Salone del Mobile.Milano.
The design of furnishings for pleasure boating - as already the whole Outdoor sector - can hardly help using innovative materials, proof against atmospheric agents, UV rays, and corrosive marine environments.
Virtuous examples are found in products from companies that have always been engaged in the furniture and home appliances sector, all united by the encounter between technical knowledge and aesthetic sensibility. They are transferring the atmosphere and sartorial qualities of Italian know-how to yachts, large watercraft and yacht clubs.
The definition of sartorial is apt for Ethimo: its new yacht collection combines aesthetic and functional features by presenting fabrics, generous proportions and technical materials with the modularity of lounge and sundeck furnishings. The brand “with a Mediterranean soul” has collaborated with international groups in the recreational boating sector such as Azimut|Benetti, Sanlorenzo Yacht and Ferretti Group. For these last two, the studio Antonio Citterio-Patricia Viel has created several interior projects, the most recent of which is the Navetta 30 by Custom Line - Ferretti Group with furnishings by Maxalto, among others.
For Minotti, which boasts interiors for Ferretti Group, Overmarine Group and Baglietto, research into materials takes the form of the development of metals suitably treated to resist corrosion, foam padding upholstered with fiber and water-repellent fabrics proof against the action of atmospheric agents, as in the case of the Florida seating system by Rodolfo Dordoni Design.