Sundiro-Sanlorenzo Appoint Christian Grande as Designer
Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2015
In early 2014, Sanlorenzo and Chinese brand Sundiro Holding created Sundiro Yacht. The prestigious names have since selected Christian Grande Design Studio as design developer.
The Parma, Italy designer has previously collaborated with the Italian Sanlorenzo yard. The first model of the Sundiro line, the SY70, was officially presented May 1st at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show. Built entirely in Italy, the SY70 was created specifically for the Chinese market.
With several different possibilities in layout and décor, this yacht is ready to meet the tastes of more traditional clients in addition to those who prefer typical western styling.
Her interior layout is designed for the Asian market, with the emphasis on friendly entertainment. The full beam entertainment room is central to this philosophy, along with a spacious galley and the belowdecks dining area.
Both the main deck and flybridge, equipped with steering controls, have the same emphasis on relaxing entertainment. The main deck offers a vast dining area with a table that can host eight guests, along with a hidden TV screen and a large room to relax in, with sofas on both sides. The flybridge repeats the same scheme and offers two very useful transformable areas with sofas.
The exterior design provides straightforward aesthetics. The full-length windows continue throughout the superstructure, giving the living area ample visibility of the sea. This is in contrast to the more discrete openings belowdecks that increase privacy for the areas dedicated to rest and intimate moments.
Grande decided on elegance and modern styling for the interior, highlighted by the use of sophisticated materials. The resulting ambience is refined with a delicate distribution of illumination and light tones. Several custom designed accessories and furnishings are found throughout.
Once again, Christian Grande has successfully completed his brief, designing a balanced yacht, elegant and at the same time flexible and customizable, while maintaining the unmistakable touch of Italian styling that made Christian famous.
Christian Grande Design Studio is presently designing the three-cabin version of the SY70, while the second model of the range is undergoing preliminary studies.