When the 49.8 metre in-build Heesen yacht Project Nova was sold to a passionate yacht enthusiast in July 2016, the owner chose to bring in a new interior designer, a decision which kick-started a whirlwind couple of months for the Cristiano Gatto Design Team.
The highly experienced Italian designer was given a clear brief for creating a clean, modern interior, but it was important not to disrupt the on-going construction work at the Oss-based yard.
Speaking to Boat International, Gatto revealed: “Everything happened very quickly. On Sunday afternoon I got the call, on Monday I was at the shipyard, on Tuesday I was flying over to meet the client on another continent. Two weeks later we presented the project with the requested additions.
“We changed the palette of colours, the materials, some details of the construction; whatever was possible to transform it and create the mood that the client was trying to achieve.”