For any designer or maker, a yacht commission represents a voyage into design nirvana. Yacht clients — whether owners, brokers or the shipyards themselves — demand an attention to detail and quality that is not always easy to find on dry land. Every element that goes into a yacht not only has to be meticulously tailored for the space, but also designed for safety and performance considerations. That means furniture that can be anchored for stormy seas, materials that resist sun and water damage and weight-saving wherever possible.

The Italian manufacturer Giorgetti is increasing its involvement with the yachting sector, dealing with all these awkward issues without ever losing sight of the importance of style. Recent collaborations have included interior projects by the Italian shipyards CCN, Columbus Yachts and Monte Carlo Yachts. Every one of these projects demanded extensive customisation. In particular, Monte Carlo Yachts’ new MCY76 deploys the Giorgetti range to full effect. The clutch of aqua green Hug armchairs in the main living area are a fitting addition to the nautical setting, with their curvaceous, wave-like walnut frames enveloping the soft seating. The 23m MCY76 has four cabins including a full beam master cabin and space for a crew of four. The main deck contains the living and dining areas and a galley and there is an expansive flybridge above. In the main salon, Giorgetti also supplied the Ling dining table matched with elegant Ibla chairs.

The 80m superyacht ‘Dragon’ by Columbus Yachts is another showcase for the company’s custom skills, with a 14-seater dining table made from Roman travertine, maple and leather. Using Giorgetti’s Gordon table, originally designed by Robert Lazzeroni in 2014, as a starting point, the company’s new design complements an interior scheme by Francesco Guida. For CCN’s 31m new hybrid yacht Vanadis, Giorgetti supplied the designer Guido de Groot with Progetti armchairs for the main space and Ibla chairs for the cabins.

Many companies are vying for space aboard these rarefied projects, and Giorgetti’s inclusion is a testament to the company’s strong working relationship with these leading Italian shipyards. It also helps that their traditional mix of wood, leather and other fine materials is a fine match for contemporary superyacht style. §