Officina Italiana Design, designers of all the iconic Riva yachts, celebrate 20+1 years in business with the launch of the all-new Riva yacht models. Spring 2015 saw the launch of motor yacht 88’ Florida and superyacht 88’ Domino Super. Both of these striking yachts made their world debut in Monaco in May 2015, and will be also showcased at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015, along with the new motor yacht 76’ Coupé.
“We in Officina Italiana Design are genuinely proud of our achievements and the solutions we produced for these three models in collaboration with the Ferretti Group’s engineers and designers,” comments Mauro Micheli, designer and co-founder of the Bergamo-based studio. “By that I mean, in particular, the elegant hull shape, the new standards of comfort attained and the use of light, as well as the colour contrasts in both the interiors and exteriors. We always endeavour to design sophisticated, timeless craft in line with our concept of style and with what this historic brand represents: it is, after all, a yachting icon.”
Mauro Michele, exclusively responsible for the design of the exterior as well as interior of all the Riva models launched since 1994, co-founded the studio with Sergio Beretta. This year will be marked by the addition of the new series of 50-metre-plus superyachts, introduced at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.
Moreover, Officina Italiana Design has also announced the opening of a new office at the Ferretti Group’s American headquarters in Miami, Florida. The studio will also soon launch a new website, with a completely new look and contents.
“The Miami office is the result of the strengthening of the relationship of great mutual esteem we enjoy with the Ferretti Group,” said Sergio Beretta, co-founder of Officina Italiana Design. “Alberto Galassi (the Ferretti Group CEO) demonstrated his complete faith in us in working alongside us on the relaunch of a historic brand. We feel this means that he realized the potential of the brand, a brand that has more to do with lifestyle than boating. A brand in which we here at Officina Italiana Design have always believed and which has as-yet-untapped potential for success. We’ll be spending three months of the year at the Miami office. That means completely changing our day-to-day routine. It’ll be a kind of annual shake-up. But it will also introduce plenty of new stimulus through our exposure to the international atmosphere in Miami and it will bring us into direct contact with American owners too.”