Boats Market: Sea Change
Regaled by his father’s tales of life on the high seas, and fascinated by his grandmother’s Super-8 footage of her trips to the Spanish coast, Zurich-born Marcel Baer became a man of the Mediterranean. Settling in Barcelona, the graphic designer launched paper goods and accessory line Octaevo as a tribute to the region. Baer met a fellow traveler in Kenneth Perdigon, owner and captain of the Narinan, who skippers private excursions around the Balearic Islands. After one such voyage, the two floated the idea of pooling their passions. This summer, their collaboration unfurled in the form of a sail hoisted above the vessel, customized with Octaevo’s signature motif: an abstract depiction of the Roman god Janus. Already emblazoned on ceramics, pillows, totes, and other goods, it’s the brand’s calling card. In every port of call.