From April 7 to May 1, the Sala delle Compere in the Palazzo San Giorgio in Genoa, plays host to the “Baglietto, Un Sogno sul Mare”
exhibition which was the idea of architect Emanuela Baglietto, daughter of Pietro Baglietto, the last owner of the family business with his cousin Giampiero.
The exhibition retraces the main chapters in the yard’s history from its foundation in 1854 to the pinnacle of its success as one of the names of Italian excellence in the design and yachting sectors.
A homage to the seagull brand, encompassing everything from the early gozzos to its legendary motor pleasure and racing craft via the MAS torpedo boats of the two World Wars, experimental craft, technological innovations and yachts built for very special clients and owners. A story of constant development and focus on market innovations epitomised too in the plans of the Gavio Group which acquired the Seagull brand in 2012.
The event’s main sponsor, Baglietto, supported the whole concept behind the exhibition which tells the story of a solid artisanal tradition that flourished hand-in-glove with a focus on technological and aesthetic research.
A huge array of images and installations illustrates a fantastic and unprecedented journey. A million miles from a conventional trade fair set-up, the show is designed to bring to life the story of a unique and unrepeatable entrepreneurial achievement.
The exhibition will be divided into themed areas covering the main production stages and was curated by Emanuela Baglietto and architect Matteo Orlandi. Historic photographs and nautical designs supported by a structure made from light laminated wood poles seem to float in the air.
The exhibition opens to the public from April 7, Tuesday to Sunday, between 10.00 and 19.00.