"Today the word ‘design’ can mean everything and anything.
What matters to me?
Redefining the essence of luxury. A pared-down luxury defined by light, not excess.
Light offers us totally new perspectives and a unique relationship with time, opening the way to pleasure.
To an experience of the exceptional.
To our dreams.
Each project is like a mille-feuille, the classic, carefully constructed French pastry.
The first layer is critical; it supports the rest of a complex structure. Without it, smooth, efficient function is simply not possible. Once that’s in place, you can play around, tell any story you want, add more layers, add cream, icing, marzipan mushrooms—or nothing at all.
Obviously design has to be functional. But it also has to be generous, elegant and refined.
I’m more interested in man’s immediate environment than in objects, which are ultimately only bricks. Building blocks that are part of something bigger. Today my favorite game is designing boats—big ones, really big ones, small ones, sailboats, motor yachts.
Boats are incredible things—each one is an island, a perfect corner of the world, a place out of time."