An introduction a year ago has landed a prominent American home designer his first yacht project. Malibu-based Scott Gillen, the founder of the residential design and development company Unvarnished, is responsible for the interior design of a 160-foot (49-meter) megayacht at Rossinavi. Justin Blue, the CEO of the brokerage firm Yachtblue, brought the duo together.
Fifteen years ago, the founder and then-managing director of Diana Yacht Design told the upcoming leadership team, “Make us proud. We worked hard to build up this name.” Fast forward to today, and the Dutch design studio is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company has celebrated a number of successes over the decades, including triumph
Nearly 40 years ago, two graduates of Southampton Solent University in the UK joined forces. They set up their own naval-architecture and design firm in France. The VPLP Design studio went on to gain international renown due to the talents of those graduates, namely Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (above, center). The duo
“I have been lucky enough to have worked alongside some of the best creative minds in the industry,” says Wayne Parker. They include Terence Disdale and Donald Starkey, in fact. Having learned over the past two decades how to translate an owner’s wishes into an interior they can’t wait to enjoy, Parker has launched his
Andrea Pezzini, the co-founder of Floating Life, sees a problem in yachting. He believes that research and originality aren’t as prevalent as they should be. “We are now in a market that has become static,” he states. “We need brilliant minds typical of young people, who are able to imagine what does not yet exist.”
How many superyacht design studios have a partner with a background in finance, plus a keen eye for design? Harrison Eidsgaard does. This is just one part of the story behind the renowned studio, setting it apart from others in the industry. Of course, there’s more to Harrison Eidsgaard, too, which Ben Harrison (below right,