Made in Italy – that is a hallmark of quality that initially brings to mind the long and rich tradition of Italian furniture design. However, such outstanding excellence of design can also be found in other disciplines, for example in yacht building. A good example is LEL, a 49.70-meter yacht completely built in aluminium, which combines high-quality shipbuilding of Rossinavi with elegant furniture design by Paola Lenti.
The stylish changes in the material qualities, the texture, the color and the shape of the furnishings emphasize the quality of three spacious sundecks at the stern of the yacht (whereby the lower of the three folds out). When the lowest deck unfolds, those on board enjoy direct access to the water, and can relax on three examples of the “Rams” sun lounger to take in the panoramic view across the breadth of the ocean. For those sunbathing at length, the lounger can be adjusted into four different positions. In the covered section, meanwhile, two sofas from the “Oasi” series and the hanging swing-seat “Orbitry” foster a relaxed atmosphere,and in keeping with this, the large “Cove” side table provides sufficient space to hold drinks from the adjacent on-board bar. Up on the main deck, there are several sofas from the “Move” series, which Paola Lenti recreated as outdoor furniture especially for the yacht. These are brought together by the large “Ray” rug. The “Otto” and “Shell” poufs provide for an additional dash of maritime color. (ar)
Luca Dini Design & Architecture is the firm behind the exterior and interior styling of LEL, which was developed by Kurt Lehmann, Chairman of Yacht Moments. “The owner’s main request was to emphasize the open spaces to make the most of the open air and water, and I believe I achieved the objective because LEL is like an actual terrace overlooking the sea, ‘un pied dans l’eau’, where nature meets technology”, says Luca Dini.
With so many seating options outdoors, the LEL’s users and guests may almost find it hard to decide on their favorite spot. Whether or not they’ll ever want to go back inside is anyone’s guess (ar).