Name: Luca Catino
Company: Luca Catino
Position within company: Owner
Tell us a little about your background in design:
Studied interior design and architecture in Rome for 10 years. While studying I started working at Zuccon International Project working on all the Ferretti Group Yachts. Left the studio after 8 years and started working at Giorgio M. Cassetta Design working on Benetti Yachts (Delfino 95, Mediterraneo, Diamond 145, FB269, FB272, FB276, Luminosity). After 2 years I left the studio and launched my own studio. I started working with Dominator Yachts realizing the interior design of 2 models that are currently on the water (CADET V 28M, ZALANKA 28M). Produced some more concepts for Dominator Yachts.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Minimalist, essential and timeless. I create the most exclusive projects according to the highest standards. Our full custom oriented design is the result of the needs and customizations of our customers.
We order and design space adapting to different cultural and social lifestyles. We create layouts making the most of the internal volumes of each environment.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Inspiration comes from everyday life. From a picture, to a song, from a bird to a cloud. Books, films, colours… infinite and undefined possibilities we have in front of our eyes.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Design is always floating. Its like history. Its cyclic. It’s moving to a direction that will raise the ZERO waiting to restart.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Function before aesthetics.
How important are The International Yacht & Aviation Awards?
It’s one of the best awards ever done. Its one of the best way to came out of the shadow for several new designers
What projects are you currently working on?
28M 1973 Benetti rebuilt (interiors and exteriors), a 58m yacht
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Be sure to follow my passions and present a new design for a new boat
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
Family and friendship
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
“La pecora ladra” in Tuscany
Your favourite book, film & song?
Bruno Munari – Fantasia
Michelangelo Antonioni – Blow Up
Pink Floyd – Waiting for the Warms
Your favourite food and drink?
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Anything else interesting?
Passion for 3d visualization
design et al only work with the world’s leading designers.
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