Name: Marco Ciampa
Company: Marco Ciampa Architettura e Design Studio
Position within company: Founder and Chief Designer For Maori Yachts
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
- Faculty of architecture in Rome. Degree thesis developed in collaboration with FIAT for the development of a new CityCAr
- Internship at the AlfaRomeo Design base
- Winner of the “design on tour” with the design of a Teapot in the 2005
- Development and design of luxury houses in Dubai
- Style development for MAORI Yachts
Unfortunately i cannot divulge any details about my current projects but I can anticipate that they will be announced soon.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Minimal Organic that takes inspiration from multiple disciplines with a right balance between form and materials.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
My inspiration is multidisciplinary which includes even disciplines that are not directly related to design.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
The function is slowly dominating the shape and everything is regaining its dimension in contrast to past years where there was a tendency to enlarge or shrink design objects.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
Connectivity – wise choice of materials – avoid the unnecessary – justify all design choices – colorno
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Never abandon the pen.
How important are The International Yacht & Aviation Awards?
I think it’s an excellent opportunity to share and enhance well-made projects.
What projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on Maori 125 Feets and on the Maori 94 Feets, and other projects that I can’t show you, but stay tuned for news in a short time.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
See the Maori 125 in the water.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession? My Family
Your favourite holiday destination? Sea
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar? I look every time for semplicity and a good panorama
Your favourite book, film & song? “Questa Storia – alessandro baricco” , Il Grande Lebowski – i love electronic music
Your favourite food and drink? Sushi – water
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Driving around when I have some free time
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? Race car Driver
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