September 14, 2010

Go Big

I guess I'm having another Italian moment. Marc Newson's Aquariva now at the Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street, NYC. Part of “Transport,” an exhibition opening today (through Oct. 16).

Designed "in a collaboration with Riva’s designers, Officina Italiana Design, his Aquariva packs the boat maker’s storied Mediterranean sex appeal — think Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren — into a retro-futuristic package of anodized aluminum, turquoise upholstery and, for the decking and instrument panels, phenolic composite (a wood-grain precursor to fiberglass) instead of the traditional mahogany. Enthusiasts may also note the split cabin door and wrap-around laminated glass windscreen — and, especially, the space-age transom at the rear of the boat."

The 33 ft. water craft is available in an edition of 22 — at a price of 1 million euros ($1.28 million) each. NICE>
~via tmagazine

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