Available on newsstands in 36 countries and downloadable to both Apple and Android devices, the first issue of Top Yacht Design magazine has arrived!
Design. Let’s go back to the origins of a word that has become such a part of our everyday vocabulary it touches on everything from cars to boats, food, fashion, consumer electronics, influencing our choices and lifestyles.
The word “design” is so widely used and abused today, its original meaning might leave us a little nonplussed. Such musings, however, provided the inspiration for Top Yacht Design, a quarterly magazine that really does provide the kind of answers we still struggle to find about the worlds of design and yacht design because of an excess, rather than a lack, of information.
Our rather ambitious aim is to strip the term back to its very origins, gently pruning away everything but its true meaning. As part of that philosophy, we meet, in our first issue, the legendary Chris Bangle, who recently made the transition from car to yacht design, analyse Gio Ponti’s impact on the great Italian liners of the 1960s, and visit Maria Silvia Orlandini and Francesca Muzio in their studio.
The Admiral 47 Entourage, Baltic Win Win and Liberty 33M allow us showcase three very different approaches to motor and sailing yacht design too, and we also introduce Philippe Briand’s exceptional refit of Enigma XK. Equally innovative and unique is Manifesto, an extreme maxi cat from legendary French design duo, Van Peteghem-Prévost. We couldn’t resist a very special visit to Milan’s Salone del Mobile from which we emerged with some fascinating new lighting and furnishing ideas we are convinced will leave their stamp on the future of design.
Our journey spans the spectrum from the latest happenings and arrivals in NewsRoom to interiors, innovations and profiles of the leading protagonists in the yacht design arena. Lastly in issue one, we turn the spotlight on Capo Spartivento on the Sardinian coast and Isola delle Rose in the Venetian Lagoon. Two very different luxe resorts united not just by the sea but the fact that they effortlessly epitomize the very essence of design.