Milan Design Week is back and back, punctual as ever, is the installation of Sanlorenzo, a pioneering shipyard on the path of responsible development in the yachting sector. (Here all our posts about Sanlorenzo)
Sanlorenzo @ FuoriSalone
At Design Week 2023, as part of the Interni Design Re-Evolution exhibition-event at the University of Milan, Sanlorenzo presents La Macchina Impossibile an installation by Piero Lissoni that interprets the shipyard’s relentless pursuit of technologically innovative solutions to reduce the yachting environmental impact.
La Macchina Impossibile by Piero Lissoni
La Macchina Impossibile is an imposing metal sculpture: a complex machine that is highly technological but defined in detail by skilful manual work, just like a yacht. Positioned in the centre of the 18th-century Courtyard, the entire structure rests on a backlit platform that enhances its mechanism made of propellers and serrated wheels.
These move thanks to new hydrogen system that Sanlorenzo is developing for the propulsion of its boats in collaboration with Siemens Energy, based on the use of combined green methanol reformer/fuel cell modules. This technology will power the hotellerie functions on yachts between 24 and 73 metres in length, from 2024 on the new 50Steel. This cutting-edge project will represent the first concrete step towards the generation of carbon-neutral power from new-generation fuels for the entire sector, making Sanlorenzo a true forerunner on the road to sustainable yachting.
The installation is immersed in a light steam that reproduces the effect of the turbine driven by the fuel cell system.
Sanlorenzo is facing future
In the context of the ensemble exhibition Design Re-Evolution, the theme of which investigates Evolutionary Thinking as a tool for designing known and unknown, physical and digital, contemporary and futuristic territories, Sanlorenzo inserts itself with a project that looks to the future and expresses a new, positive interaction between human beings and the environment.
INTERNi DESIGN RE-EVOLUTION
Università degli Studi di Milano – Cortile del ‘700
Via Festa del Perdono, 7
17 – 26 April: 10:00 – 24:00