Magellano 25m selected to compete, for the Compasso d’Oro award
Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:10 AM
Magellano 25 Metri has been included in the ADI Design Index, the coveted annual list of the world’s best products that will be candidates for the Compasso D’Oro Award.
The yacht born from the collaboration between the shipyard, Ken Freivokh and Vincenzo De Cotiis is therefore a candidate for this most prestigious of international awards, created in 1954 by Gio Ponti, together with the most fascinating projects in every sector.
Confirming the unique features of a product that has set a new benchmark for design and is the first crossover in the yachting world, Magellano 25 Metri by Azimut Yachts will compete for the upcoming Compasso d’Oro, the long-running design award whose Historical Collection has been recognised as of exceptional artistic and historical interest by the Italian Ministry of Culture and included in the national heritage. The yacht’s inclusion in the ADI Design Index, the list of the year’s best creations selected by the storied association, is the first step in competing for the award.
The ADI’s Permanent Observatory - a panel of experts, designers, critics, historians and journalists - has recognised the original feature of the project, expressed by the union of chic and timeless lines designed by Ken Freivokh, a point of reference in the yachting world and the creator of a Collection that has revolutionised the sector, and the interiors created by world famous architect and important exponent of collectible art Vincenzo De Cotiis.
The two protagonists behind Magellano 25 Metri, innovators by nature in their respective fields, have created a unique yacht, a work of seagoing art that stands out for a singular perception of spatial depth and continuous visual contact with the sea. An unusual feature of the design is the widespread use of “artistic fibreglass”, created with an elaborate artisanal process, which is given a new lease of life here and becomes an aesthetic feature, paired with materials and woods like brushed Verde Alpi marble, dark walnut wood, carpet, polished brass, and lacquered or ribbed wood. The furnishings have flowing designs and seamless curving lines, the fabrics on board are by Loro Piana Interiors, and the hull is an original burnished petrol blue colour with a mustard beauty stripe.