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Designer Profile: Marcelo Penna, Owner & Main Designer of Marcelo Penna Yacht Design

Name: Marcelo Penna Company: Marcelo Penna Yacht Design Position within Company: Owner & Main Designer Website: www.mpyachts.com           . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? In a cleaner and more efficient direction, simpler and pure designs. . Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond. Environment Efficiency Functionality Fusion Lightness . And key trends that we should be aware of? Interrelationship between structure and appearance and

Designer Profile: Pierluigi Floris – Chief Designer of PFA design srl

Name: Pierluigi Floris Company: PFA design srl Position within company: Chief Designer Website: www.pfadesign.it                         What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Minimal design with maximum attention to details, high technical content and construction. Trend to dark colours and mixture of opaque surfaces with highly tactile textures. Lighting design is mandatory and fundamental. To create atmosphere with shadows and lightness. Name five key themes

Designer Profile: Scott Henderson, Principal – Scott Henderson Inc.

Name: Scott Henderson Company: Scott Henderson Inc. Position within company: Principal Website: www.scotthendersoninc.com                 . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? When I look at Yachts as a whole, as a group, I see sameness. If I were to squint my eye while looking at a Marina filled with yachts, it might be nearly impossible to tell one yacht apart from the next. This to me suggests

Designer Profile: Shiree Darley, CEO/Founder – Darley Interior Architectural Design (DIAD)

Name: Shiree Darley Company: Darley Interior Architectural Design (DIAD) Position within company: CEO/Founder Website: www.diad.co.za                     . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Definitely environmentally conscious, making use of sustainable materials and energy saving technology but taking cognisance of humanising interiors. . Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond. We believe that themes are project, client and location specific –

Designer Profile: Terry Cowan, Architectural Team Leader – rpa:group

Name: Terry Cowan Company: rpa:group Position within company: Architectural Team Leader Website: www.therpagroup.com                         . What projects are you currently working on? As a practice we have a varied client base from large scale residential developments to schools and student accommodation, to multinational retail clients. Currently we are in the midst of a large scale refit of the World Duty Free Group’s Heathrow T5 offer. . If you could

Embraer Executive Jets Shortlisted in Private Jet Design Category in IY&A Awards 2015

Embraer Executive Jets have been shortlisted in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. design et al are delighted to announce that the multi-national corporation will compete in the Private Jet Design category with their project – Phenom Ace. As one of the most delivered business jets worldwide in 2013, the Phenom 300 is the category leader in performance and reliability. Embraer decided to honour this great aircraft with a hallmark design reflecting both automotive and aerospace racing heritage. Many customers are

Further Shortlist Success for Acumen Design Associates in the IY&A Awards 2015

Acumen Design Associates has achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The multidisciplinary design firm will also compete for the Commercial Cabin (Economy / Business Class) Award, with Etihad Airways’ ‘Business Studio’. In 2008, Etihad Airways embarked on a search for a leading design agency partner to design the future cabin interiors for their new fleet of A380 (and latterly B787) aircraft. With an ambition to be the ‘best airline in the world,’ Etihad outlined

Further Shortlist Success for dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. in the IY&A Awards 2015

design et al is delighted to announce further shortlist success for dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The Finnair Premium Lounge will compete for the First Class Lounge Award. This Finnair Premium Lounge opened early August, 2014, at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The lounge is located in the Non Schengen area in adjunction to the existing Finnair Lounge. The interior design of the new Premium Lounge as well as the reception area shared by

Further Shortlist Success for Haak interior design of excellence in IY&A Awards 2015

design et al are delighted to announce further shortlist success for Haak interior design of excellence in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015.  Austin – a 74m explorer concept will compete in the Yacht Concept over 40m category. In partnership with Fuhrmann and Ochoa Studio in Hamburg – specialists in the design of yacht exteriors, Haak interior design of excellence have created a superior design concept. Comprised of highly qualified designers, both companies have provided a unique and distinct project

Further Shortlist Success for Hampton Yacht Building Co. Ltd. in the IY&A Awards 2015

Hampton Yacht Building Co. Ltd. have achieved further shortlist success in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The Endurance 686 LRC Skylounge will compete for the Power Yacht up to 25 Metres Award. The Endurance 686 LRC Skylounge is a beautifully-styled, comfortable motor yacht with an efficient wide speed range; safety at sea; built and finished to a high and luxurious standard. Hampton Yacht Building Co. Ltd. have created a new form of long-range cruising yacht that has

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