The Young Designer Creative Breakfast hosted in association with Oceanco took place on September 26 at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Aspiring designers entering the 2020 Young Designer of the Year competition attended the breakfast and had the chance to mingle with previous winners, industry experts and professional designers.
The breakfast was also attended by judges of the 2020 competition, including Pieter van Geest and Tracey Canavaggio, (pictured) both of Van Geest Design. The judging panel is tasked with reading over the hundreds of award entries and choosing an overall winner.
Also among the attending professional designers were Guillaume Rolland of French design studio Liaigre and Adriana Monk, creative director of the Swiss firm Monk Design.
Previous Young Designer of the Year award winner Stefano Vafiadis talks with Antonella Scarfiello, a previous competitor and now exterior engineer at Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. They are joined by Timur Bozca, who this year teamed up with Oceanco to design a 105 metre “high-tech go-anywhere” expedition yacht concept named Esquel.
Among the award's judges are Fiona Diamond, founder of London-based design studio Seymour Diamond and Steve Gresham, whose eponymous firm Gresham Yacht Design is also based in London.
Guests including past finalist David Rowle, who now works for superyacht designer Espen Oeino, and Emy Artolli of Oceanco mingle at the 2019 Young Designer of the Year Creative Breakfast.
Industry veteran Andrea Vallicelli attends the Young Designer Creative Breakfast in Monaco. Vallicelli-penned projects include the 70.35 metre Zenith, 66.4 metre Okto and 40.25 metre Genesia.
Legendary designer Tim Heywood, who has designed yachts including the 147.25 metre Lurssen A+ and 101.5 metre Feadship Symphony, talks with young designers at the breakfast.
The winner of the 2019 Young Designer of the Year Yihharn Liu is pictured with 2018 winner Nicolò Piredda. The two joined a young designer tender tour around the port of Monaco.