Designer in Profile: Marco Ciampa, Founder of Marco Ciampa Architettura e Design Studio

Marco Ciampa Architettura e Design Studio, in association with Maori Yachts have been shortlisted for Concept Under 40 Metres in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2020.

Name: Marco Ciampa Marco Ciampa Architettura e Design Studio

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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