Shortlisted: The Italian Sea Group for the Office Award in the ID&A Awards 2014

design et al are pleased to announce shortlist success for The Italian Sea Group in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014. Their project, The Italian Sea Group Headquarters, will compete for the Office Award.


Contamination is the key-word of this project; the offices are open to other realities like the world of art, design, food and the excellence of Italy in general. This is the first time this concept has been applied in the boating industry.


The entire area within the headquarters is divided in a fluid way into spaces dedicated and connected, to create a clear path that crosses different environments for function and style, based on the space-contamination between work and space-receptive. There are dedicated spaces for different functions, such as spaces for meeting, a socialising area, a bar, a restaurant, contemporary art collection, transparent or more private meeting rooms, cinema virtual room, etc.


The thinking behind this design is that a stimulating environment is essential for those who work in an area that combines high technical requirements and pure creativity, two areas that require innovation and open minded approaches.  It’s been created in less than one year following The Italian Sea Group’s main values: efficiency, quality, attention to detail.


The favourite aspect of the project is it’s capability to offer to every Guest a full experience of the Italian Lifestyle, the Group’s core business, which is good quality and the great tradition of the Italian boating industry.