Eye-catching innovations, design trends and stunning solutions
Catching the eye this month.
The 44-metre Solaris superyacht concept from Duffy London promises silent running and a 45-knot top speed, with ethanol power, solar panels and waterjets. It boasts a composite planing hull and six electric motors driving waterjets to harness the solar power. With battery technology progressing in leaps and bounds, the designers say this could be a feasible project by 2020. An ethanol-powered turbine provides short bursts of extra grunt.
Part of Boca do Lobo’s Metamorphosis series of furniture is this reinvention of its Diamond Sideboard. Created in composite wood and lacquer, It’s a beautiful piece, if faintly alarming at first sight because of the gathering of insects, cast from brass and nickel coated. “It started as a game between designers – who could make the same look different? We laid out a selection of bugs on the piece and thought, why not?” says Marco Costa, head of design from Boca do Lobo. A concave and convex mirror complete the range. The piece retails for €33,130.
World’s Finest International ski resorts has teamed up with Bode Miller and Bomber Skis, to offer a signed set of hand-crafted skis to guests at the Eagle’s Nest chalet. The six-bed property is in Kitzbühel. Shown are Bomber’s All Mountain Woodie, created in sandwich construction, which retail from $2,500.