Name: Alberto Mancini
Company: AM Yacht Design
Position within company: Owner
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Modern and contemporary design is moving at a fast pace. The internet revolution has been a driving force in this respect. It is an unlimited resource allowing everybody to express themselves through design. Design is very subjective but what keeps me busy is concentrating on ‘timeless design’. By this I mean, pure and distinctive lines balanced with perfect proportions are the foundation of creating successful design in any design field.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.
. And key trends that we should be aware of?
2. Warm and sophisticated minimalism
. What projects are you currently working on?
Dominator 26M Ilumen
Stainless steel / aluminum : over 50M yachts.
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Be honest to yourself and try 100 times by sketching directly on paper, no matter if it takes day and night until you’re 100% convinced.
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
Traveling is no doubt my main source of design inspirations, life is too short to spend behind a desk.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
It is nice when you your design work and talent is appreciated by a high level of audience as IY&A Awards 2015.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Follow the production of my projects directly in the shipyards, work hard with the engineers team and be determined and focused to satisfy the owners. It will be a proud moment to present my designs at the next Yacht Shows.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself…
The car you drive? Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Your favourite place to travel to in the world? British Virgin Islands
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar? Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda BVI
The place that gives you the most energy? Montecarlo at MYS
And the place that enables you to totally relax? Cruising onboard the Barracuda 42’
Your favourite food and drink? Grilled Fish and Bollinger champagne
Anything else interesting? Never stop to be inspired by anything, try to be eclectic as much as possible!