An examination of the main topics and design issues in the sector of Interior Yacht Design, a selection of the finest examples of Interior Yacht Design, and, finally, a section devoted to construction materials and objects of civic design suitable for nautical applications
This book, which is devoted to the theme of living between sea and sky, looks at various sectors and disciplines. First, boats and yacht design, but also interior design and maritime interior decoration and, in the broadest sense, all the branches of architecture that are associated with, or destined to have contact with water. Living in close contact with water, whether on rivers, lagoons or the sea, and being able to sail on it are ambitions that humans have always pursued and realized with different means and for different reasons. So it becomes fundamental to analyze this primary human desire and to observe how, today, we tackle it increasingly by looking beyond boat design towards architecture, and involve not only well-established designers from the maritime sphere but also exponents of the international architecture scenario. The critical approach of the authors highlights the limitations of maritime interior design if restricted by the competence required to make the interior and exterior designs of boats harmonious. It describes the revolution which, in recent years, has affected the maritime sector. Increasingly, it is trying to balance the dialogue between the various parties involved. The publication is divided into four sections: a historical reconnaissance which provides some emblematic examples of naval iconography, aquatic architecture and maritime interior design, including examples by past masters; an analysis of the contemporary scenario through an examination of the main topics and design issues in the sector of Interior Yacht Design; a selection of the finest examples of Interior Yacht Design, and, finally, a technical apparatus section devoted to construction materials and objects of civic design suitable for nautical applications, which constitute useful tools for designers, but also help to ensure that the design is better understood.