Name: Vittorio Garroni, industrial and marine design professor, architect
Company: Garroni Design, Genoa, Italy
Position within company: CEO / Founder
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
The emerging markets are affected but also affect the global design trends. The result is a blend of cultures bringing to an International Design style; nevertheless, each individual designer should always keep his individual cultural roots.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
Identity, style, function, technology, satisfaction
. And key trends that we should be aware of?
Communication: design, to be successful, should sail on a strong media identity.
. What projects are you currently working on?
Design for motion and for pleasure, mainly in marine environment.
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
You should Design by instinct, but if you are culturally aware, it comes out better.
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
Design and Art are similar sciences; the difference being that artist is working mainly for his own satisfaction and designer for his customers’.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
The International Yacht and Aviation Awards is a media arena. Deciding to get in you accept to face other significant players in an international stage, judged by a highly qualified audience. Being shortlisted for an Award is a must for any qualified designer. And the International Yacht and Aviation organization have a unique ability to stimulate the confrontation.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Designing as many yachts and ships as possible in order to compete for the Awards with enlarged opportunities.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
The car you drive?
Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
The most exciting for new adventures
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
The most luxurious
The place that gives you the most energy?
And the place that enables you to totally relax?
The winner podium
Your favourite food and drink?
The one maximising pleasure
Anything else interesting?
Come to me to find it out