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Young Designer of the Year Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

Young Designer of the Year Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

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Anna Borla

Concept Name: Black Heron

Nationality: Italian

Education: Politecnico di Milano

Designer Statement:

The design of Black Heron has minimal structural changes to avoid an excessive cost, but it has a lot of cosmetic changes and design concepts to create a new modern aspect on the yacht. I wanted to draw more geometrical lines on the superstructure and on the hull, using new colours to give the yacht a better layout, with an aggressive look.

The most important changes are the increase of the volume on the stern and the bow. This allows to create a new Spa and sports area close to the beach area and a new space on the bow, away from the comfort areas, to use it as a garage tender or a big overview relax area when the electrical doors are closed.

The new black lines on the superstructure that seem like big windows, allow hiding the original superstructure and keeping the original portholes. Inside the interiors, I decided to use sliding doors in order to convert private areas into big open spaces. The interiors of the yacht are made of eco-friendly materials, especially wood and glass. Moreover, many rooms have ceilings and floors made of wood planks and recycled textiles for the furniture.

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