June 29, 2017

Piero Lissoni Channels Loft-Like Aesthetic for Sanlorenzo SX88 Yacht

Piero Lissoni designed interiors for the new Sanlorenzo SX88 motoryacht. Rendering courtesy of Sanlorenzo.

Piero Lissoni didn’t “come on board,” “take the helm,” or even look to “rock the boat” when tapped to design the new Sanlorenzo SX88 motoryacht. Instead, he introduced his own aesthetic language. The 2005 Interior Design Hall of Famer envisioned a loft-like concept while rejecting what he views as the yachting industry’s repetitious themes. While the world-renowned designer has two previous yacht interiors under his belt, he recognizes his outsider status within the field. “I feel like an interloper,” he admits. “The fact that I’m not a yachting specialist meant I brought a fresh eye to the design.”

Glass walls flood living areas with abundant natural light. Rendering courtesy of Sanlorenzo.
Living areas are carefully and minimally furnished. Rendering courtesy of Sanlorenzo.

The interior’s flexible open-plan layout emphasizes livability. The main deck, a continuous stretch with little obstruction, encourages free and easy movement from stern to bow. Glass walls provide the carefully furnished living area with abundant natural light. Lissoni’s versatile design makes room for extensive customization down to the color palette and materials, while featuring sustainable details such as LED lighting, bio-resins, and certified woods.

The master cabin features an en suite bathroom. Rendering courtesy of Sanlorenzo.

The Sanlorenzo SX88 will debut at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival from September 12-17.

The first model will span a length of 90 feet. Rendering courtesy of Sanlorenzo.

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