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After the success of its inaugural competition in 2012, Awlgrip has announced the call for entries to their Future Interior Designer competition. Aiming to discover new superyacht interior designers, the competition asks entrants to create innovative designs using new materials and producing ergonomic and easy to build interiors.
Coming to Miami for the boat shows February 14 to 18? You may want to check out one of the new cool places in town. French designer Philippe Starck, designer of the yachts A and Venus, has returned to Miami to add his special touch to a new hospitality project.
Vanilla Ice, the rapper best known for his mega hit Ice Ice Baby has changed his tune to Lights Lights Baby. Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle) appeared at the Yachts International’s Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, promoting a product remote from his rapper image. He sang, played the piano and posed for fan pictures while promoting his new sophisticated lighting collection for Capitol Lighting.
You may have heard the name Majilite mentioned. While we toured the new Monte Carlo Yachts 76 with designer Dan Lenard, we heard it repeatedly. Lenard, as in Nuvolari-Lenard, the innovative Venice-based design firm responsible for the looks and styling of many memorable yachts, extolled the virtues of this amazing man-made material that looks and feels astonishingly like suede or leather.
Within a few months a 394-foot yacht that will revolutionize the way the industry conceives and builds yachts, according to French designer Philippe Starck, will be launched at the German Blohm & Voss shipyard. We recently spoke with Starck again by telephone on his views about yacht design.