Megayacht News Leadership Series: Antonio Romano, Hot Lab

Formed in 2004 in Milan, Italy, Hot Lab Studio utilizes the collective imagination, talent, and creative spirit of three designers. Michele Dragoni, Enrico Lumini, and Antonio Romano have created interior and exterior looks for megayachts both large and small. As part of the Megayacht News Leadership Series, Antonio Romano describes Hot Lab’s ideal client, plus Continue reading

Guillaume Rolland of Christian Liaigre: Constraints Cause Creativity

Since 2001, Guillaume Rolland has headed the yachting division of the 25-year-old Christian Liaigre design studio. The firm is known for executing contemporary interiors that emphasize artisanal elements and local cultures. Rolland himself has experience in the contemporary arena, too. Prior to joining Christian Liaigre, he worked for Philippe Starck. The megayacht Wedge 2 was Continue reading

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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Bill Tripp, Tripp Design

Bill Tripp’s career as a yacht designer started in the offices of his father, Bill Tripp, Sr., a respected American naval architect. “I was an office brat,” says Tripp. “But I never felt any pressure to become a designer, just example.” Tripp graduated with a degree in naval architecture from the University of Michigan in Continue reading