As her first time working in the world of yachting, the designer is to give life to the new entry-level SD line project by Sanlorenzo which will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2019
The ability to embrace new ideas, all the while remaining faithful to their heritage, the courage to dare to push beyond their limits when it comes to innovative solutions, have led Sanlorenzo to start a new and prestigious partnership: continuing along the same path that for years has linked it closely to the world of design, the company has entrusted Patricia Urquiola with the interior design of the new SD96 yacht.
“I chose Patricia because I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the interiors in Sanlorenzo yachts, something which until now had been foreign to the nautical world. And today she is the most sought-after woman in global design thanks to her ability to combine beauty and comfort.
All done with a touch of irony and almost poetic sensitivity, with love for all that is local and a great respect for the hard work of the artisans. “
Massimo Perotti, Chairman Sanlorenzo
Sanlorenzo has involved such noteworthy names as Dordoni Architetti, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Piero Lissoni (Art Director of the company since 2018), in the interior design of yachts, thanks to which it has added new visions allowing it to rethink the concept of space on board, an established asset of Sanlorenzo, through innovations and new stylistic features.
And as Sanlorenzo is one of the main yacht and super-yacht production yards in the world, the decision was made to start a new project, the SD96, the result of research and attention to the importance of liveability on board.
The interior project by Patricia Urquiola
This concept of flexibility and modularity, which defines the SD96 project, decided the flow of the interior spaces designed by Patricia Urquiola. In bringing her vision on board, the architect and designer laid out the interior of the SD96 with transformability taking centre stage-making for a boat capable of evolving and continuously adapting to the needs of those who live on it.
A flowing space in which the distinctive style of the Spanish architect and designer blossoms and blooms, combining a minimalist approach with a mix of carefully selected materials that summon forth thoughts of the sea.
“Our starting point for this collaboration with Sanlorenzo was doubtlessly the sea, a great source of inspiration for the whole development of the concept and therefore the interior of the yacht.
The materials, shapes and colors evoke the marine world, creating a flowing and elegant space full of natural colors.” Patricia Urquiola
In a balance between severity and irony, between an industrial and artisan approach, Patricia Urquiola creates different styles and furnishings via her search for material sensibility and attention to detail that makes SD96’s interiors warm and welcoming yet with a modern sophisticated, elegant overall look, meaning we can enjoy these spaces as a symbol of both past and present.