Giorgio Armani is one of the most acclaimed fashion designers. What some may not know, is that Armani also has an incredible taste in what concerns luxury yachts. The fashion designer is the owner of the expensive superyacht “Main”, built by the renowned Codecasa yachts. Now, if the outside is great, the yacht’s interiors with Armani’s touch is astonishing.
The generous windows enhance the spacious contemporary interior, which is dressed in Armani’s favourite suit shades of grey and beige, set off with light birch wood floors and dark green lacquered walls that match the hull.
“I definitely aimed for comfort, arranging spaces that leave plenty of visual freedom, so that one never feels closed in a box with low ceilings,” says Giorgio Armani.
The cool interiors feel casual and unpretentious. Working with his design team at Armani/Casa, Mr Armani explains how he has put in everything that he considers important at sea and also makes it feel like home. “I designed not only the sunbed and the dining area, but the part where people really live, the most private parts of the boat,” he says.
The living area extends over almost the entire surface of the main deck and includes two separate areas with different levels of formality, one with bespoke sofas and a coffee table, the other with oversized cushions around a low-level table. It illustrates Armani’s eye for space, balance and harmony. The area is enriched by a central birch table with soft cushions in place of chairs. Almost all the pieces on Maìn are made to measure or variations on pieces in the Armani/Casa collection, such as the chairs covered with green leather, and the sofa across from them with its green lacquered base.
So closely interrelated are his personal and professional life that Armani is taking inspiration from his own design solutions on Maìn, and the lighting and Japanese touches seen on board may turn up in future Armani/Casa collections. The yacht has six spacious guest cabins, plus hot-tub, indoor gym, cinema screen and a giant sundeck. This veranda with dining area is the part of Maìn he likes best.