After being awarded Best Lighting at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards, Videoworks has unveiled more details about its award-winning lighting, aboard 60m/197ft Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN.
The category of Best Lighting was created in recent years after judges noticed that onboard illumination was lagging behind other areas of superyacht design and development, and by highlighting the best examples, future luxury yachts will continue to advance and improve.
Maurizio Minossi, co-founder and Technical Director at Videoworks, commented on the evolving importance of lighting:
“Yacht illumination systems have become truly complex electronic systems, [and] our goal is to supply a solid and reliable technical package to sustain the creativity of architects and lighting designers.”
Videoworks collaborated with Perini Navi and interior designers Dante O. Benini & Partners throughout the project, where the first challenge was to create direct, indirect and back-lit illumination that would integrate perfectly into the environment. Various lighting fixtures were used to amplify the light in different surroundings while ensuring that the elegant interiors were showcased at their best and ambience to suit the occasion was achieved.
When it came to consulting, supervising and installing all lighting aboard sailing yacht SEVEN, Videoworks took full responsibility, coordinating with the yard to select and purchase the lighting fixtures to be installed and their placement on board. Each fixture was tested in the Videoworks laboratories to ensure correct performance before installation.
For the cabling systems, the DALI protocol (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) was implemented, which is a new digital interface standard for the electronic management of interior illumination systems that allows for high-quality lighting to work at peak performance, allowing for soft fades and low percentage dimming as desired by guests.
“We are proud to have participated in a project with such a highly challenging level of technology and design”, Mauro Pellegrini, founder and Sales Manager at Videoworks commented. “This confirms that Videoworks has the ability to deal with every single aspect in the creation of these complex systems aboard a modern yacht.”
Architect Dante Benini commented on the collaboration:
“The work that we did together with Videoworks was carried out in perfect symbiosis and allowed us to realize a very innovative system that avoids any kind of dazzling light. When the sun comes in through the windows aboard S/Y SEVEN, it creates an absolutely natural play of shadows and light. This was what we wanted to recreate with artificial illumination”.