"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."
FIRST 41.5 12.5-meter sailboat for Bénéteau (1992) FRANCE
VIRTUELLE 25-meter sailboat (1997) ITALY
WEDGE TOO 65-meter motor yacht (1999) LEBANON
TOFINOU 12-meter sailboat for Latitude 46 (2010) FRANCE
TOFINOU 16-meter sailboat for Latitude 46 (2012) FRANCE
A 120-meter motor yacht (2002) RUSSIA
TENDER for A 12-meter limousine (2002) RUSSIA
TENDER for A 11-meter open (2002) RUSSIA
TENDER for A 12-meter RIB speedboat (2002) RUSSIA
HOBIE CAT 5-meter sailboat (2010) FRANCE
VENUS 80-meter motor yacht (2012) USA
CONVERTIBLE 10-meter motorboat (2012) USA
RUNABOUT 7-meter motorboat for Latitude 46 (2014) FRANCE
150-METER SAILBOAT Current project (delivery 2016)
TENDER for 150-M SAILBOAT 12-meter open (delivery 2016)
TENDER for 150-M SAILBOAT 10-meter speedboat (delivery 2016)
TENDER for 150-M SAILBOAT 12-meter utility (delivery 2016)
TENDER for 150-M SAILBOAT 11-meter limo (delivery 2016)
Nobiskrug Rendsburg, Germany
HDW Kiel, Germany
Blohm & Voss Hamburg, Germany
Feadship - Koninklijke de Vries Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Latitude 46 La Rochelle, France
Bénéteau St Gilles Croix de Vie, France
Tencara Venice, Italy
Vaudrey Miller Auckland, New Zeland
Lloyd Stevenson Yachts Auckland, New Zeland