[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ounded in 2001 the Italian studio Cristiano Gatto Design, based in Preganziol, near Treviso (Italy), boasts today an outstanding portfolio of projects among bespoke yachts, luxury homes, hotels and restaurants. Cristiano Gatto and his team have achieved a global reputation as designers of great creativity, knowledge, versatility and straightforward attitude, that you can find in tens of projects, both classic and innovative yachts, production and custom designs, they have developed for an international clientele.
Cristiano Gatto is the mind behind the interiors of the Majesty 175, the flagship of Gulf Craft, currently under construction. We asked the designer a couple of questions about the concept.
Majesty 175 is an important challenge for you. Once built, she will be Gulf Craft’s flagship. How do you feel?
We are very proud and thrilled to be part of this important goal for Gulf Craft. The yard has skills and experience to step into the megayachts’ world and, from our side, we are bringing in our experience to get the best out of this interesting project.
Your studio is working internationally. Which are the main differences you find as designer in working in Italy, North-Europe and now in the Arab Emirates?
No doubt that our design references are rooted in Italian art and architecture, that said we have been working in an international scenario for years acquiring a special sensibility and responsiveness towards other cultures’ vision and approach to design. Moreover, our clients’ lifestyle is a major source of inspiration to us. We always try to enter into their world and develop an understanding of their needs and habits.
Can you describe the feeling of the Majesty 175, the concept and the key elements of the project?
The Majesty 175 is a bold yacht with expansive covered areas on four decks plus a sun deck. Despite being a lofty yacht, we gave her an elegantly sleek profile by distributing harmoniously the superstructure’s volumes. Key elements of this project are a bright and contemporary interior design which perfectly combines functionality and opulence and a highly functional layout which presents many original features such as two Vip suites on the Main deck forward and a Staff area separating the guest night quarters for the crew’s. Great care has been dedicated to the choice of exquisite materials and finely designed details.