Achille Salvagni is an Italian interior designer and the founder of Achille Salvagni Architetti, an architecture and design company, based in Rome, specializing in luxury residential projects and interior superyacht design. Besides having an interior design studio, Achille Salvagni also has its own collection of modern furniture and lighting and is recognized as one of the top interior designers in Italy.
One of the most recent projects is the new Azimut, an ultra-luxury yacht. Distinguished as one of the best interior designers and architects, he curates award-winning spaces within the world’s most refined superyachts with luxury interior designs.
Ever since Achille Salvagni designed his first yacht interior, he has been perfecting his approach to these unique living spaces.
In the process of building a modern interior design in this luxury yacht, he cultivated the perfect ambiance and designed a ship’s interior, including a type of environment that anyone needs when visiting Capri one day, Côte d’Azur another day, and in the Caribbean yet another.
Achille Salvagni addressed each of those points for the interiors of a recently completed 115-foot Azimut yacht. The living spaces are all about curves and every element exudes a supple elegance conducive to absolute ease and rest, from the elliptical master staircase, with its leather-finished, backlit onyx steps, to the salon’s vast circular seating area and the lobby’s wavelike mahogany console. In the main cabin, ingenious “wings” with a contemporary design extend from the headboard to enfold round-edged nightstands.
In the owner’s suite, Achille Salvagni adorns this space with two luxury furniture pieces: a custom lacquered wood-and-brass desk and a chair in a Dedar fabric. The vessel’s luxurious deck bar has a luxury design and is crafted from glossy mahogany with chrome inserts. The living area includes Dedar fabrics and silk rugs with a contemporary design. Besides this, all the sinuous lines are present on custom pieces by the designer.
His approach continues to eschew pure decoration and focuses instead on spatial composition: fluid surfaces detach from the walls to form an independent system, using spatial elements that flow seamlessly while nevertheless establishing distinct volumes.
The superyacht spaces are divided on the basis of a succession of contrasts between full and empty, between polished dark wood surfaces alternating with portions of a ceiling and large areas featuring light-colored woods. Every detail has been carefully researched to convey and celebrate the key themes of the interior design: selected pastel elements stand out against the broad chalk and butter-colored leather surfaces, infusing them with a sense of wellbeing and suggesting an atmosphere of complete relaxation.
Since its unveiling, “a long list of clients has asked to have exactly the same boat,” says Achille Salvagni, who describes himself as “above all an architect, then a designer, and thirdly a decorator.”