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    Leah Park

    Young Designer 2016

    DP2020 – This 45-meter superyacht concept took inspiration from the sweeping lines of dresses presented on the catwalk, incorporating them into its monochrome design. It was designed for the Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace. With a signature design style that is sleek and elegant, Versace is known for often using textile materials custom-made for her design house. The client sought a yacht that epitomizes this style and reflects her senior position in the fashion industry. Initial sketches for the yacht transformed Versace’s fashion into 3-D form. After experimenting with a variety of possibilities, two finalist concepts, A and B, emerged. Both concepts captured her design theme, but concept B won out as the final design because it has a better ability to get to a destination and its design was imbued with simple elegance. Its final design features include an open outside area with sun loungers on the fly deck and an outdoor area aft on the main deck, both ringed in glass. An outdoor dining area sits below the upper deck, with a pool house situated on the main deck and stairs leading down to the beach club and swim platform on the lower deck. The design lets the client and her guests enjoy the feeling of ultimate openness in the middle of the ocean. The interior design has significant space on the main deck devoted to a master cabin with a huge dressing room and a five-person cinema. This feature conforms to the briefing given by the client. The large dress room lets her entertain guests in her showroom on the water. The upper deck main lounge lies above the two guest cabins, and a health spa and beauty salon can be found on the lower deck. A main spiral staircase connects it all, offering guests easy access to all areas of DP2020 and separation from the crew. Crew areas are located forward of the lower deck with space for five crew members.

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