Name: Patrizio Facheris
Company: Facheris Design
Position within Company: Owner/President
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Comfort and entertainment will always be key to a good design.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
. And key trends that we should be aware of?
I like to look for opportunities to create new trends.
. What projects are you currently working on?
Multiple projects ranging from tenders, to production, to superyacht.
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Don’t over design. Don’t force it. Be true to yourself.
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work, but there are times where I will turn everything off and focus on my family.
How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
As a designer it is an opportunity to showcase your work and be part of a forum of your peers.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To continue to develop and expand my business and enjoy doing what I am passionate about.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
The car you drive?
A Toyota Landcruiser and a Volkswagen
Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
Because I love exploring, it still remains to be decided.
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
Each new discovery is my favourite.
The place that gives you the most energy?
New York City
And the place that enables you to totally relax?
At home on Anna Maria Island, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, with my family and dogs.
Your favourite food and drink?
For the moment, Sushi and Vodka/tonic, but tomorrow who knows.
Anything else interesting?
There is very little in life that does not interest me.