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Designer in Profile: Adam Lay, Director of Adam Lay Studio

Name: Adam Lay Company: Adam Lay Studio Position within company: Director Website: www.adamlaystudio.co.uk Tell us a little about your background (education, experience, etc) Adam Lay gained a BA (Hons) in Industrial Design (Transport) from Coventry University. Adam designed his first yacht in 1993 and after a short spell with a UK based Naval Architect and a production yacht builder, he spent 7 years working for one of the top custom superyacht design companies in the world, John Munford Design. Working

Designer in Profile: Derrick Lim, Principal Director of D’Marvel Scale Pte Ltd.

Name: Derrick Lim Company: D’Marvel Scale Pte Ltd Position within company: Principal Director Website: http://www.dmarvelscale.com/ Tell us a little about your background in design I have been in the design industry for 22 years and I have done various hospitality, commercial, institutional projects and of course residential, which is what I have been doing on the main. How would you describe your personal interior design style? I like it simple hence, modern linear and simplicity has always been my personal

Designer in Profile: Karen Howes, Founder & CEO of Taylor Howes

Name: Karen Howes Company: Taylor Howes Position within company: Founder & CEO Website: www.taylorhowes.co.uk . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) A passionate interior designer. Even as a young girl I used to rearrange my room as well as re-designing it, smiling at the outcome. When I was 18, I was sharing an apartment in King’s Cross with Martin Waller, worldwide furniture retailer and founder of Andrew Martin. Soon after, my career started. I

Designer In Profile: Dagmar Holub, Founder / Philosophy Designer of Designers Atelier

Name: Dagmar Holub Company: Designer’s Atelier Position within company: Founder/ Philosophy Designer Website: www.designersatelier.co.uk . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I run a distinctive award-winning philosophy design practice in London for interiors with integrity and meaning. As a designer I use my background in History and Philosophy to help clients towards a clearer definition of who they are, which I then translate into their environment. It was a heartbreak that set off a

Designer in Profile: Dusan Antic – ARGO NAVIS

Name: Dusan Antic Company: ARGO NAVIS Position within company: Head of Design and Engineering / Founder / Partner Website: www.argonavis.ae . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? I believe a great example to express this is the current project we are working on, 70 Horizon. Basically a design/style of yacht that is out of the frame is becoming a standard. It might sound contradictory but it’s real. In order to make your client feel

Designer In Profile: Mauro Micheli- Officina Italiana Design

Name: MAURO MICHELI Company: OFFICINA ITALIANA DESIGN SRL Position within company: CHIEF DESIGNER Website: www.italianadesign.it . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Design moves and develops with the time … Designers, as well as artists, often anticipate the future with their visions and their creations. That’s why their work is fully understood years after their creations.  Let’s wait and see… . Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.

Designer in Profile: Brunella Pignatiello – Solido Interior Design

Name: Brunella Pignatiello Company: Solido Interior Design Position within company: Chief Executive Officer What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? In my opinion, environments should be comfortable, cozy, and supported by new technologies. In addition to Luxury, I truly believe that with contemporary design we are looking for a psychological well-being, in order to feel that “want to come back” sensation. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond. –

Designer In Profile: Massimo Speroni

Name: Massimo Speroni Company: MASSIMO Interiors Position within company: Director/Designer Website: www.massimointeriors.com.au . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) Prior to starting my own Melbourne based Design Studio, I grew up in Milano (Italy) a city that’s internationally known for its art, architectural treasures and as a fashion mecca of the world. It is against this magical backdrop that I found my natural creative inspiration. With a degree in graphic design, I arrived in

Designer Profile… Robert Blazejak, Chief Concept Designer – Sunreef Yachts

Name: ROBERT BLAZEJAK Company: SUNREEF YACHTS Position within company: CHIEF CONCEPT DESIGNER Website: www.sunreef-yachts.com               . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Life is changing and people’s habits are changing, competition is growing and the market is full of options. We have to respond to all of these factors with unique designs and strong and reliable brand identity. To meet a customer’s expectations we have to make him

Designer Profile: Cédric Ardoin, CEO & Naval Architect – Ardoin Yacht Design

Name: ARDOIN Cedric Company: ARDOIN YACHT DESIGN Position within company: CEO & Naval Architect Website: www.ardoinyachtdesign.com                   . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? The trend in superyacht is often to increase the living space onboard. A larger and bigger yacht allows developing more recreation space, with lots of new toys and big tender. For discretion and aesthetic raison, recreational area is hidden behind hydraulic panels,