Achille Salvagni is an Italian interior designer and the founder of Achille Salvagni Architetti, a Rome-based architecture and design firm specializing in luxury residential projects and superyacht interiors. Achille Salvagni not only has an interior design studio, but also his own collection of modern furniture and lighting and is considered one of the best interior designers in Italy.
One of the greatest projects is the Azimut, an ultra-luxury yacht. Considered one of the finest interior architects and designers, he creates award-winning spaces in the world’s most refined superyachts with luxurious interior design.
Since Achille Salvagni designed his first yacht interior, he has perfected his approach to these unique habitats.
In designing the modern interior of this luxury yacht, he has cultivated the perfect ambience, creating a marine interior that provides an environment needed by anyone visiting Capri one day, the Côte d’Azur another, and the Caribbean yet another.
Achille Salvagni considered each of these points when designing the interiors of the completed 115-foot Azimuth yacht. The living spaces are all about curves, and every element exudes a sleek elegance that invites absolute ease and tranquilly, from the elliptical main staircase with its leather-covered, backlit onyx steps to the large circular seating area in the salon to the undulating mahogany console in the lobby. In the master stateroom, sophisticated “wings” of contemporary design extend from the headboard to the round-edged bedside tables.
The owner’s suite was furnished by Achille Salvagni with two luxurious pieces of furniture: a custom desk in lacquered wood and brass and a chair in Dedar fabric. The ship’s luxurious deck bar has a luxurious design and is made of glossy mahogany with chrome inserts. The living area features Dedar fabrics and silk carpets in a modern design. In addition, all curved lines are featured on custom pieces by the designer.
His approach continues to eschew pure decoration, focusing instead on spatial composition: fluid surfaces detach themselves from the walls to form an independent system, using spatial elements that merge seamlessly yet form distinct volumes.
The rooms of the superyacht are divided based on a sequence of contrasts between full and empty, between polished dark wood surfaces alternating with parts of a ceiling, and large areas of light woods. Every detail has been carefully researched to convey and celebrate the main themes of the interior design: Selected pastel elements stand out against the wide chalk and butter-coloured leather surfaces, giving them a sense of well-being and suggesting an atmosphere of total relaxation.
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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.”