Name: Emre Sandan
Company: Sarp Yacht
Position within company: Shipyard Manager
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Everybody prefers individuality and the use of more natural materials – it is moving towards ‘organic’ design.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond.
. And key trends that we should be aware of?
Lighting is the biggest key trend
. What projects are you currently working on?
We are developing a new yacht series between 29-70m for Sarp Yacht
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Keep it simple.
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
It is a balance. I like to be with my family and friends and I also adore being around yachts so I like to work hard. It is my passion.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
They are important for acknowledgement and motivation.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
The new sport and custom lines we are creating for Sarp Yacht between 29-70m are very important for us.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
The car you drive?
Motorcycle BMW R 1200 Gs
Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
Dubai Buddha Bar
The place that gives you the most energy?
Mountains- I am rock climber
And the place that enables you to totally relax?
Anywhere in Nature
Your favourite food and drink?
Sushi and Rose wine