HOW THE SEVENTYTWO WAS BORN?
When the seventytwo project started we worked on a breef that was inspired by our previous projects.
We wanted to create a new, functional and fast catamaran.
Naval architecture as a concept should not invent, but transform, organize the changes of what is already there, of what precedes.
In the multi-hulls, where the very large volumes of the dinette are compared with the narrower ones of the nearby cabins, the measures of the spaces can never be traced back to a codified abacus; instead, they are configured only in the relationship of reciprocity between the individual elements, creating different sets according to the volumes we have available.
We, as a studio, are extremely convinced that today it is correct to have the idea of continuously evolving design. Design must be modelled around its needs, and each project has different requirements and characteristics, finding expression in different contexts.
Here the “original and creative combinations of the individual elements” are nothing more than a solution born from the need to live the life of the boat in a unique way.
Treating the dinette in the loft, where reading and talkingcreate different dimensions of sofas, where drawers and compartments embedded inside the sofas, hide glasses and refrigerated bottles, where the helm is not an art reserved tothe captain, but wants to be a continuous relationship with the crew. It cannot and does not want to be a design concept but a concept of living.
The cut of the portholesor the glazing on the coachroof are not an aesthetic element, but a detailed study of the optical path of the owner inside the boat, sitting at the table or on the sofa or simply standing.
Our goal, as always with all our customers, was to bring the owner in the design process, to make him part. So to feel it as a journey with his passions, pains and enigmas.
We love to think of design as part of a wider context, expanding the scale, inserting it into a more spatial, larger vision, linking it to the world in which man lives.
I think that, perhaps more simply, that it takes people who have another point of view, people with transversal visions that suggest unexpected combinations and analogies and this is what we have done for our client, creating a customized product.
We must look for a design free of patterns by linking it to a wider vision, bringing it closer to man’s needs, adapting it to his contemporary life.
We have to unhinge the traditional concept that associates the boat with a sealifestyle, now the customers have changed and we with them.
I love to think that the result depends on the quality of the relationships between the partners involved.
From their passion and willingness to grow together.
As Charles Simic said:
“Inside my empty bottle I was building a lighthouse,while everyone else was making ships.”