Mar­itime Novella

In­side CRN’s 50m M/Y La­tona with Costanza Pazzi

Upscale Living Magazine - - Content - |By Del­lvin Roshon

In­side CRN’s 50m M/Y La­tona with Costanza Pazzi

If all art, as Os­car Wilde once reck­oned, is at once sur­face and sym­bol, then CRN’s re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Zuc­con In­ter­na­tional Pro­ject, the 50m M/Y La­tona, is noth­ing short of a mar­itime novella. Bal­anc­ing highly evoca­tive fin de siè­cle Art Nou­veau-in­spired in­te­ri­ors and open-air spa­ces with a sub­tle, modern sil­hou­ette, the Tif­fany-blue turquoise su­per yacht is some­how spell­bind­ing. Like a con­duit to an­other age.

Art Nou­veau is an elu­sive late nine­teenth cen­tury dec­o­ra­tive style that uni­fies lit­er­a­ture, paint­ing, and ar­chi­tec­ture into a sin­gu­lar co­her­ent ex­pres­sion. The works of Amer­i­can, Rus­sian, and Euro­pean po­ets, es­say­ists, and ar­chi­tects de­fined the aes­thetic mood of the pe­riod. In the dec­o­ra­tive arts, sculpted fur­ni­ture, stained glass, church fres­cos, and em­broi­deries, for ex­am­ple, were crit­i­cally im­por­tant el­e­ments in fur­nish­ing a room. La­tona’s sig­na­ture style pays homage to Italy’s ver­sion of Art Nou­veau with its own con­cept: Stile Lib­erty—also a source of in­spi­ra­tion for CRN’s “Su­perConero” con­cept of the 1960s and 70s. En­ter Costanza Pazzi, CRN In­te­rior De­sign Spe­cial­ist and Chief Ar­chi­tect.

“The La­tona,” she tells Up­scale Liv­ing, “is a yacht en­dowed with a strong per­son­al­ity ca­pa­ble of har­mo­niously com­bin­ing her truly dis­tinc­tive de­sign with highly func­tional out­door and in­door ar­eas … we worked to­gether with Zuc­con In­ter­na­tional Pro­ject to bal­ance the so­phis­ti­cated dé­cor of in­te­ri­ors with the style of ex­ter­nal ar­eas, which have a fresher touch.”

The grandeur of Stile Lib­erty per­me­ates ev­ery area of the La­tona. Four decks and an un­der deck en­cour­age out­door liv­ing while din­ing

in­doors; a cir­cu­lar wal­nut 12-seater din­ing ta­ble—the cen­ter­piece of the main sa­lon, is flanked by deep loungers with un­ob­structed ac­cess to sea views; the master state­room boasts a dark wal­nut and light blue vel­vet crown head­board, a hand crafted ceil­ing and dark brown be­spoke car­pet em­broi­dery; and all of this as an ex­pertly cu­rated grey Cala­catta-veined mar­ble bath­room with a hy­dro­mas­sage tub, and a walk-in shower—with seats, awaits.

“The de­sign fea­tures on­board,” Pazzi con­tin­ues, “cre­ate a high de­gree of func­tion­al­ity plus max­i­mum space for en­joy­ment, es­pe­cially thanks to the ex­te­rior guest ar­eas – wide and di­verse – and fur­ther tech­ni­cal ar­eas, trans­formed into leisure ones—via the ten­der bay that can be in­te­grated with the beach club for a to­tal sur­face of more than 80 square me­ters. This, of course, is a multi-pur­pose area for the whole fam­ily to en­joy. It also in­cludes a well­ness and fit­ness area and a beau­ti­ful ham­mam.” The La­tona com­fort­ably ac­com­mo­dates up to ten guests in five cab­ins, in­clud­ing the master cabin, two VIP cab­ins, two dou­ble cab­ins, and a crew of nine. “Guests on­board the La­tona,” Pazzi adds, “can en­joy the vast ex­te­rior spa­ces like the sun­deck, de­signed with Mediter­ranean style, is com­pleted by a Jacuzzi and an aft so­lar­ium with four sunbeds. On the main deck, in­stead, the din­ing area can be open on three sides, when at an­chor, to dine al fresco and en­joy breath-tak­ing views from the twosided ter­races.”

Far from the Ecole de Ar­chi­tec­ture Paris grad­u­ate’s first ven­ture with CRN, Pazzi has been in charge of all things in­te­rior from A to Z since 2008; back in 2011, Pazzi de­liv­ered CRN’s 60m Dar­ling Danama in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Alexan­dre and Cristina Ne­goescu; she and Omega Ar­chi­tects and Droulers Ar­chi­tec­ture, Pazzi also worked to­gether on the 73m Yalla, CRN’s first ves­sel built on their 12.50m-wide plat­form; and her 2017 joint ven­ture with Winch De­sign on CRN’s 74m Cloud 9—also Mediter­ranean in style and char­ac­ter with ma­rine-in­spired art­work, bas­re­lief dé­cor, and mother-of-pearl el­e­ments, fur­ther elu­ci­date Pazzi’s tal­ent for fus­ing el­e­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion with modern style.

From the deep lyre-shaped sofa and white-lac­quered grand pi­ano to gen­er­ous liv­ing spa­ces, sun­pads and an in­flat­able slide at aft, open-air de­sign and un­par­al­leled in­te­rior crafts­man­ship play a cen­tral role in La­tona’s nav­i­ga­tion ex­pe­ri­ence. Most no­table is her float-in ten­der bay that trans­forms into a salt wa­ter swim­ming pool. In the end, though, it is Cosatnza Pazzi’s lead­er­ship at CRN, in gen­eral, and her flair for spec­tac­u­lar, world class in­te­ri­ors, in par­tic­u­lar, that re­flect a de­sign phi­los­o­phy that is both wildly in­dul­gent and quintessen­tially Ital­ian. And much like the char­ac­ter and style of Art Nou­veau aboard the La­tona, a move­ment unto it­self.

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