Designer Profile: Frank Tjepkema of Tjep.

Name: Frank Tjepkema Company: Tjep. Position within company: CEO Website:               . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? As design and production tools become more and more intelligent through digitalisation, the reality of things will come closer and closer to whatever we imagine, making our manmade landscape more intuitive, emotional and organic. With regards to luxury I think designers need to strongly re-evaluate their approach to this

Designer Profile: Felice Carlino of SUMU DESIGN

Name: Felice Carlino Company: SUMU DESIGN. (Japanese meaning – to live in, to dwell) Position within company: Director / Owner Website:               What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Casual sophistication. People are more aware of refinement without the pomp and pageantry  Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond. 1. Beauty and resolution in all details 2. Design for reason and purpose

Designer Profile: Eddie Sotto of SottoStudios/LA

Name: Eddie Sotto Company: SottoStudios/LA Position within company: President Website:               What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Now that computers can not only aid design, but also execution with 3D printing and CNC milling, we can apply that technology to mass customisation. People today, especially in luxury want something they have not seen. This to me represents a return to fine detail in a way that we

Congratulations to Acumen Design Associates & Factorydesign Winners of the Commercial Cabin (First Class) Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015

design et al are delighted to announce a joint-project by Acumen Design Associates and Factorydesign. ‘The Residence’ will compete for the Commercial Cabin (First Class) Award at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. 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 a vision for

Congratulations to finot-conq ARCHITECTES Winners of the Sailing Yacht Over 30 Metres Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014

finot-conq ARCHITECTES have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014. NOMAD IV will compete for the Sailing Yacht over 30 metres Award. Upon first look, it is quite obvious that this boat is a bit on the radical side of the 100′ playing field, with proportions that are quite different from most 100′ cruising yachts out there. That was to be expected from the extremely simple design brief that the owner gave the designer at the beginning

Congratulations to Casa do Passadiço Winners of the Power Yacht up to 30 Metres Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014

Casa do Passadiço have been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, entering the Yacht Interior Design category with their project from Yacht 88. This project was very special for the interior design trio, because of its specifications they tried to bring a new level of unique style to yacht interiors.  They found that a private yacht should be not only a second home but also a special place where one should find well balanced interiors, a charmed

CMB Yachts

CMB Yachts is part of the Basaran Group, which literally translates as success. Working out of Antalya in Turkey they are at the forefront of technology. CMB Yachts drives ideas into creativity, dreams into reality and brings new scientific advances into yachting. CMB Yachts have working relationships with the most renowned and successful yacht designers, leading to the creation of elite super yachts.


Admiral Tecnomar Group

The Admiral Tecnomar group , lead by Giovanni Costantino invest in design, technology, research and development so that they can offer there clients products of superior quality down to the last detail. Perfection is there passion. The Group presents two fleets: the Tecnomar fleet and the Admiral fleet , both have different values that add a new dimension to the Admiral Tecnomar Group. The Admiral fleet has tradition elegance and prestige, with the Tecnomar Fleet bringing sportiness performance and technology


de Basto Designs

De Basto Designs is a progressive design office based in Miami, an emerging city for international design and art. We specialize exclusively on creative and innovative design solutions for luxury yachts, custom, production and commercial boats. Over the years we have been commissioned to design a wide variety of vessels in terms of size, styling and type.