BENETEAU

Exterior design

The Gran Turismo 50 is sporty and elegant, marrying driving sensations and lifestyle on board. Beneteau has shaken up the world of sport cruisers with this largest model of the range featuring a planing hull, Volvo IPS 600 engine power, an in-built retractable sun visor in the Hardtop and modular side glazing. The cockpit continues in the form of a vast protected lounge on the full-space main deck. This fully-flush layout seamlessly connects the interior with the exterior. Ideally situated and perfectly protected by the cap of the hardtop, the on-deck galley can by enhanced with an aft worktop and grill. The tender garage, which is compatible with the Williams Minijiet 270, is reached by the huge submersible swim platform. They are ideal for the enjoyment of a wide range of water sports.

Gran Turismo 50

As the flagship of the latest generation of sport cruisers by Beneteau, the Gran Turismo 50 stands apart. Her elegant profile, full-space main deck, and onboard technology will win over connoisseurs of beautiful objects and thrill-seekers alike.

Enjoy the sheer pleasure of the Gran Turismo’s controls, driving, sensations, comfort, and generous space.

DESIGN : Nuvolari & Lenard
INTERIOR DESIGN : Andreani Design NAVAL ARCHITECT : Beneteau Power Boats

Interior design

The interior is refined, spacious and extremely comfortable, with a large number of windows and portholes that fill the lower deck spaces with light. Reached by a portside companionway, the main galley combines design and practicality with a magic corner, lots of storage, refrigerator and freezer, and Corian® worktops.

The two versions of the Gran Turismo 50 – “saloon cosy” or three cabins – have a full-beam owner suite, bathed in light and enjoying an en-suite shower room, as well as dressing room-style fittings. The quality and combination of materials, the deep pore walnut woodwork as well as lots of decorative details are the hallmark of a luxury boat.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Andreani Design

From Ferrari to Beneteau

Pierangelo Andreani started his career as a designer during the profusely creative period of the 1980s, as though in a dream, with Pininfarina, at the heart of the well-known design centre of the time, and took part in the creation of the Ferrari Mondial 8. In charge of style for the De Tomaso Group, he also contributed to the design of the Maserati Biturbo and the Guzzi Le Mans 850 motorbike. Independent for the last 30 years, his passion for beauty can be seen in the design of several Beneteau boat interiors he has worked on since 2005.

Cars, bikes, scooters, and boats; the designer was thoroughly involved in every new project! The challenge was to connect dreams with reality. To do this, you need to have good knowledge of materials and industrial processes. The job is always to provide the best design, combined with perfect ergonomics. The rule is to find a solution that suits industrialisation while keeping in mind the original idea. Pierangelo Andreani knows how to express integrally the full emotion contained in the initial drawings in the final object.

The first collaboration with Beneteau dates back to 2005. The challenge was to create a new range of sport cruisers between 34 and 50 feet (currently the Gran Tursimo range). To rival with Italian and English competitors, the design had to be unusual but not unconventional. Recently Pierangelo Andreani designed the interiors of the Swift Trawler 30, the Gran Tursimo 46 and the Oceanis yacht 62 – his first sailing yacht – for Beneteau.

Pierangelo Andreani

Pierangelo Andreani: at the end of my studies, my dream was to join Pininfarina and to design a car there. My dream came true and I worked on various car projects. At the time we had neither computer nor sophisticated software and not enough money, however, we were carefree and our enthusiasm was such that this adventure was absolutely incredible.



Pierangelo Andreani: I really enjoyed working on the Swift Trawler 30. It was a project with lots of restrictions! Size, costs, production constraints; all this is highly stimulating for me as I do not like the job to be too easy! Today, I am particularly proud of the result. This would not have been possible without the huge involvement of the Beneteau teams. This project was a huge challenge for everyone and it is the fruit of incredible teamwork.


Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard

Carlo Nuvolari: Our only speciality is the uniqueness of our creations. The passion for the sea and boats that united Dan and myself in the beginning has not prevented us from taking on luxury property development ventures from time to time. However, it always brings us back to the sea and boats, full of new ideas and an appetite to do new things! We have worked on Venetian taxis, shuttle services for mega yachts, large motor yachts, gigantic sailing yachts over 100 m long, and have also developed whole ranges, such as Monte Carlos, and in all these the unique nature of our designs is the feature that stands out most. Our clients are the best judge of this and when Stephen Spielberg entrusted us with the creation of his private super yacht, it was because he knew that our take on it would be different.



Carlo Nuvolari: We have the opportunity to create luxury items for the elite and this is the most appealing side of sailing. The constant exhibition of the yacht object to the public differentiates it from a house or an art object. Boats are always on show, with their passengers living aboard, sleeping, sharing dinners and wines and casting off to sail to wonderful places. A well-designed yacht must always render this ultimate design and style experience, which is generally of higher quality than that of a house. Whatever a yacht’s size, the expectations of owners in terms of interior design are well above those they would have of their house.


Nuvolari Lenard full interview

DESIGNER

NUVOLARI LENARD

Design Centre

Inseparable, the naval engineer and architect, Carlo Nuvolari, and the designer, Dan Lenard, founded their small creation studio near Venice, in 1990. The talented duo quickly stood out as a reference in the world of luxury yachts. There are now 16 employees at their Design Centre, who create between 25 and 185 m long yachts, occasionally collaborating on ambitious property development ventures.

Sailing yacht or motorboat, small or large, Nuvolari-Lenard approaches each yacht like a pure luxury object: and item that nobody really needs. With a high level of practicality in their creation an established feature, their goal is to redefine pure beauty every time they start designing.

In 2010, the Beneteau Group firmly positioned themselves on the market of luxury motor yachts from 60 to over 100 feet, by creating Monte Carlo Yachts. This success story, signed by designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard quickly saw a continuation at Beneteau, with the launch of the Monte Carlo range (MC4, MC5 and MC6). From the same world, these luxury flybridge motor cruisers are the fruit of the exceptional collaboration between the Beneteau Power design office and the two Venetian designers. Lately, the Nuvolari and Lenard duo designed the Gran Tursimo range renewal with the GT40 and GT46 models.

Cruiser Line C38

Sessa Marine

CRUISER LINE C38

Yacht C38 range Cruiser Line. C38, already winner of boat of the year in England in 2010, is an icon of style and comfort. The light seeping in through its large windows, much like a veranda, gives rise to the feeling of becoming one with the sea. Below deck the optimization of space makes it truly livable, with two double cabins and a bathroom of impressive dimensions for its category. The two kitchens—one inside and the other situated on the cockpit the sunning areas, the chaise longue and the large couches allow for those aboard to feel at home.

COCKPIT

Front and side glass windshield – hard-top in fibreglass with electric sliding sun roof – mast with: horn, navigation lights, anchor lights and flag holder – furniture with glass top, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, teak shutters – courtesy lights – storage for objects with compression closure and engine room inspection – central area with wide sofa – chaise longue – waterproof and anti-Uv upholstery – Telescopic table with folding teak top, cup-holder and handrail- electric engine room opening – engine room lights – waterproof led lights for hardtop – sliding door for dinette access – stereo loudspeakers.

CONSOLE

Three-dimensional dashboard in champagne colour with sunlid – compass – engine instrument board complete with: analogue rpm indicator with digital display, oil pressure indicator, water temperature indicator, voltmeters, engine sound warning alarm, fuel level indicator, engines trim indicator, back-lighted switch panel for deck services – volvo Penta electronic engine controls – adjustable steering wheel coordinated with pillows – reversible pilot bench – S/S co-pilot handrail – electro-hydraulic flaps controls – engines trim regulation control – manual control for fire extinguishers with fuel interception valves – 12v socket – glove compartment.

DECK

Bow roller – electric anchor winch – 15 kg anchor and 8 mm chain in galvanized steel (50 m) – anchor safety cable – stainless steel opening bow pulpit with teak step- holding water tank drain outlet from shore – stainless steel bow, mid-ship and stern cleats – bow sunpad with S/S handrails – double electric windshield wiper with washer.

BATHING PLATFORM

Teak decking bathing platform and storage covers – S/S disappearing bathing ladder – technical material storage with compression closure – courtesy lights – hot/cold shower.

ENGINE ROOM

Nr. 2 fuel tanks (445 l) – double fuel sender with Evc volvo system – fuel tank/link balance system – fuel interception valves – filters with separation water/ fuel – hydraulic flaps – fire extinguisher system: automatic and manual extinguisher.

DINETTE

Opening access steps with courtesy lights and storage underneath – leatherette dinette sofa with storages underneath – telescopic table with nut top – nut cabinets -venetian wooden curtains – electrical panel – radio cd with front aux inlet and loudspeakers- kitchen nut furniture with S/S sink, mixer tap, 2 gas rings, cupboard and drawers – microwave – 130 l fridge – kitchen nut cupboards – venetian alluminium curtains – kitchen nut floor – panoramic ceiling windows – spotlights – power sockets – gas detector.

BOW CABIN

Double bed with mattress, pillows, bedspread and nut storage underneath – fabric bed side and headboard – nut storage furniture underneath – nut wardrobe and cabinets – carpet floor – reading lights – spotlights -S/S port-holes – deck hatch with darkening curtain – direct access to the toilet – venetian wooden curtains.

STERN CABIN

Two single beds covertible into double bed with mattresses, pillows, bedspreads and luggages storage underneath – fabric headboard – wide nut wardrobe – nut low cabinet with fabric top – carpet floor – S/S port-holes integrated in the panoramic shatterproof ceiling windows – reading lights – spotlights – power sockets – venetian wooden curtains.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

Water tank (286 l) – water pump with filter – 20 l hot water tank (engines and electric 230v.) – electric bilge pumps with manual/automatic actuation in dinette and engine room.

HOLDING WATER SYSTEM

Holding tank (110 l) – discharge pump – predisposition for tank discharge through exhauster system at shore – wc fresh water flush.

ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Nr. 3 batteries 100 Ah/12v (engines and services) – automatic battery charger – 230 v power shore cable – emergency electric and manual battery switches – 12 v system on board.

5 colors

Black  (gelcoat)

White (gelcoat)

Silver Metallized (paint)

Air Blue Metalizzed (paint)

Gold Metallized (paint)

C38 SERIE CRUISER LINE SESSA MARINE YACHT

2018 NEW PRODUCT

Appiani

The mosaic of your dreams.

Mosaics history from Appiani

History

Appiani mosaics has actively promoted its products on the Italian and international markets since it was first founded in Treviso in 1873. After initially focusing on the production of friezes, pan tiles and bricks, widely acknowledged for their high standards of quality in Italy and abroad, it turned to the production of pressed powdered clay tiles at the turn of the 20th century and created new systems for processing and firing materials.

Its founder Graziano Appiani started production of the first coloured ceramic tiles in 1910 and built “Eden village” to provide housing for his workers in a village that had its own restaurant, cinema and theatre: the first example of a forward thinking style of business. Throughout the period of fascism in the Twenties, the company worked to deliver orders for floor tiles for barracks, hangars, hospitals and railway stations.

After the end of the war, it started to produce the “red stoneware” that the company became famous for during the period of reconstruction and the years of the economic boom. In 1960, the Appiani family embarked upon a policy of modernisation and started to work on projects with designers such as Giò Ponti and Pompeo Pianezzola. It completed the building of an innovative production plant the following decade to make glazed porcelain stoneware using exclusive “monopressocottura” technology – single pressing and firing. The company was taken over by the Bardelli family in the Nineties, a well-known name in the industry, who decided to focus on reinstating tradition and heritage by developing the production of ceramic mosaics. Its manufacturing plant was completely updated in 2000 with the introduction of the latest automated systems and complete computerisation.

Collection Decors

We learned the art of mosaics from Venetian masters.
A great ceramics industry would be
nowhere without the skill of its artisans.
Unique works for your unique character.

Denim

Iconic, robust, flexible, timeless. Denim takes jeans out of context, in a surprising new form of expression. Subliming and updating the unique properties that have always made jeans a universal icon of style. The material is impressed with an innovative new finish suitable for floors and walls.

The essence of the yarn used to make jeans is represented in three patterns – Streaked/Striato, Wavy/Ondulato, Ruled/Sfilato – each developed in two different variants, with different patterns and colours. What changes is the inclinations, the relationship between warp and weft, the regularity of the stripes and weaves.

Collection Decors: Metrica

Metrica defines space with simple shapes and broken fragments capturing the essence of ever-changing geometry.

Metrica

It is apparently the periodic recurrence and regular, harmonious flow of geometric elements that dictates the rhythm of Metrica. But in actual fact, modulation is subtle, intermittent, and unforeseeable: the linearity of the geometry is interrupted and motion is added with beats and cadences of light and colour. The alternation of accents is guided by a scheme which generates and defines new compositions.

The 4 decorations of Metrica, available in 4 colour variants, take their simple, explicit names – Cerchi, Incroci, Trattini, Parallele – from the geometries naturally created by juxtaposing multiple modules. If the Cerchi modules are set side by side, we obtain a circumference; grids and intersections are generated by the Incrocimodule; while the Trattini and Parallele modules form the motion of straight and parallel lines and angles.

Memorie

The art of the mosaic, now as then.

“Memorie” is a perfect blend of architecture, design and art, which tells a fascinating story using mosaics, small glazed mosaic tiles of pure colour. Memorie is a journey back in time to the fascinating, ancient tradition of mosaics, which offers colours, sizes and shapes and finishes essential to create polychrome surfaces and large areas, combining with other shapes and sizes typical of ceramic tradition

Collection Decors: Memorie
Collection Decors: Tessuti

Tessuti

“Tessuti” is a series of figurative decorative modules which draw on the great tradition of mosaic. “Tessuti” means fabrics, and it is a vast collection of ceramic fabrics for unlimited design solutions.

Allure

The “Allure” single-press firing range is suitable for all wall covering uses in residential, commercial and wellbeing settings. These products are recommended for floor tiling in areas with low traffic. The colour shades of the photographed products are only for reference.

Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Allure
Collection Decors: Texture

Texture

Texture combines architecture with design and art. A story told in mosaics, little enamelled ceramic tiles in pure colours. Mosaics that take in light and reflect it to multiply their image and create multi-coloured surfaces and fields

Collection Decors: Texture
Collection Decors: Texture

Highline

Highline represent​s​ a smart reinterpretation of ​the ​brick design​. It​​ consists in fact of ​particular ​geometric​ effects​, well expressed by the ​brick’s silhuette ​and ​​made with mosaic tesserae, little glazed​ ceramic tiles in pure colors. Every sheet of mosaic tiles can generate an effect​ of ​both ​glossy an​d​ matt finishing​​​, every tesserae seems to cath-grab the light​ and reflect it giving a seductive perspective to the surface

Collection Decors: Highline

Jeanneau

Sun Odyssey 490

Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable. This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming!

About Jenneau

Jeanneau owns the largest production site for cruising boats in Europe, stretching over 40 hectares.

Over a hundred specialized engineers and technicians work in the Jeanneau design offices at the heart of a technological centre. For Jeanneau, quality is an obsession. To acquire top-of-the-line materials and parts, Jeanneau selects the best suppliers, those who share Jeanneau’s commitment to quality and rigorous standards.

The Jeanneau Formula for success: Combine almost 60 years of practical boat building savoir-faire with the latest construction technologies. Invest in and continuously improve technologically advanced factories with ergonomic production lines, computerized processes and efficient logistic supply chains. Translate the efficiencies into lower costs and higher quality for the customer.

Our total quality control system tracks a product through the entire production process and beyond. From laboratory tests of each batch of resin to tank testing to customer satisfaction questionnaires and frequent supplier reviews, we continually seek ways to improve our boats.

Sun Odyssey 490

Designed by Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, the new Sun Odyssey 490 successfully combines contemporary style and harmony, all while respecting the heritage of her 27 years.This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming! Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable.

The new generation of Sun Odysseys reflects harmony on board, and this well-being flows from a clever ergonomic design.The new Sun Odyssey 440 benefits from an entirely new, innovative layout for greater ease of movement about the boat. At once seaworthy and welcoming, cozy and sporty, the Sun Odyssey 440 is as attractive on the interior as on the exterior.

The ambiance is warm and polished, soft and welcoming. On the interior, they feature clean lines and a spacious open layout. Sun Odysseys offer a harmonious design for easy handling and enjoying life on board.

Technical Talk

Length overall 14.42 m / 47’3″
Hull length 14 m / 45’11”
Standard keel draught 2.24 m / 7’4″
Fuel capacity 240 l / 63 US gal
Water capacity 640 l / 169 US gal
Cabins 2 / 3
Available Engines Yanmar 80 Hp / 59 kW

Exterior Views
Exterior Views

Philippe Briand

Yacht Designion

Philippe Briand

I have always tried to give Jeanneau designs for cruising boats, but also designs that benefit from developments in racing that are useful for cruising.

AN INSPIRED AND TALENTED MARINE ARCHITECT

Elegance, performance and harmony are associated with all of the boats designed by Philippe Briand. The work of Philippe Briand has for a very long time been focused on sailboat design and marked by a joyfully eclectic character, because the architect has designed race boats of every size and style. Philippe Briand has also designed Super Yachts for cruising, including some of the biggest and most elegant sailboats. In all, more than 12,000 boats have left his drafting table, the great majority of which are production boat models.

A COLLABORATION THAT BEGAN IN 1977

At 22 years old, Philippe Briand drafted his first production boat model, when the Jeanneau shipyard asked him to design the Symphonie in 1977. In all, he would design 45 Jeanneau boat models in 38 years:

the Espaces, the Sun Kiss, the Sun Fizz, the first Sun Fast models, most of the Sun Odyssey line, since 2012, and the Jeanneau Yachts, from the 64 to today.

“My work with Jeanneau has taught me a great deal about the best way to build a production boat model. They are seaworthy boats built by sailors, but also built with the goal of satisfying their many customers, all those who are passionate about the sea.”

Sun Odyssey 490 – by Jeanneau


AZIMUT

YACHTS FLYBRIDGE 55


Italian is
a way of life

The Azimut Yachts ethos is knowing how to view the word from ever-changeing points of view, to seduce through ingenuity and beautiful lines: the ultimate expression of Italian Made superior excellence.

Main Technical date

Length overall (incl. pulpit) : 16.90m (55’5”)
Beam max: 4.9m (16’1”)
Displacement (at full load) : 29t

Accomodation

Cabins: 3+1 crew
Berths: 6+1 crew
Head compartments: 2+1 crew

LAYOUTS

Project

Building material: GRP
Exterior styling & concept: Stefano Righinl
Interior designer: Achille Salvagni Architetti
Keel: V-Shape with aft deadrise 12°
Builder: Azimut Yachts

Performance

Engines: 2 x MAN i6 800 mHP (588 kW)
Maximum speed (performance test mass) 31kn Cruising speed (performance test mass) 27 kn

Tank Capacity

Fuel capacity: 2300 l (607 US gls)
Water capacity: 590 l (156 US gls)
Data refers to UNI ISO 8666 conditions

Interior

Sogni di Cristallo

Murano’s Art Glass Master

Sogni di Cristallo was born with the intention of unifying tradition and technology and exporting Venetian artisanal tradition all over the world

The history and tradition of murano’s glass

For centuries the handcrafting of glass has been an important economic reality for the city of Venice. The oldest document found related to the art of glass making dates back to 982. It describes a donation of glass and after the discovery of this document, the 100th anniversary of glass blowing was celebrated in Venice in 1982. Many documents from the end of the 1200’s testify the foundation of glass factories along the so-called Rio dei Vetrai a Murano, where nowadays you can find the oldest glass laboratories.

Starting in the year 1450, thanks to the intuitions and genius of Angelo Barovier, a member of an ancient Murano family, there was an evolution in glass working techniques that would develop in the following two centuries. These changes brought about elevated creations and an incomparable purity in the glass. In the XVI century, Murano’s glass saw its brightest age: the techniques were perfected and the materials were fully developed thanks to the experiences of the fifteenth century.

Photo Picture View of the Famous Murano glass in Venice Italian City
Sogni di Cristallo for the new Grand Ryad Hotel Mogador in Casablanca

From then on, the glass masters dedicated themselves to perfecting the shape and the form. Blown glass became incredibly thin and pure, the shapes more essential and light. It was made to enrich the surfaces of European nobility. In those days there was also the presence of industrial espionage between the glass factories. Glass makers attempted to steal the secret techniques of the best producers in Murano.

The Venetian Republic acknowledged the artistic talents of those masters who introduced innovative methods in glass making. They also insisted on protecting their secrets, such as the invention of the techniques filigrana a ritortoli and the filigrana a reticello. These assigned “privileges” lasted for only a certain amount of time before the methods were used by all of the factories on the island.

The government also tried to limit the migration of the glass masters and their knowledge: in 1605 the Golden Book was written listing the names of noble families on the island of Murano, also known as the Glass Nobility.

In the 20th century, Murano’s masters followed contemporary artistic movements, dedicating themselves to a sophisticated craft and experimentation in their own art. They respected the millenary tradition that allows Murano glass to be a unique product, prestigious and incomparable.

Sogni Di Cristallo In New York

The Work Process

Venetian glass is made out from silica, a particular sand that becomes glass only after a certain chemical reaction. Adding sodium lowers the temperature of this important reaction. The potassium, an alternative to sodium and typical substance from Nordic countries, generates a bright glass that is good for grinding and engraving (like the English lead glass), but not for the complex work, typical in the Venetian tradition. The first mixing of materials takes place at night, and this process lasts the entire evening.

Sogni Di Cristallo for Jamie’s Italian Restaurants, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

To the two principle materials, a stabilizer (similar to calcium carbonate) is added, and eventually the color and opaque formula. The reverberation oven melts the materials at a temperature of approximately 1400 °C, and in the morning the glass workers find the melted materials ready to be modelled. The glass mix remains workable until it reaches a temperature of 500 °C. Those who work on the glass are collectively called la piazza, a group composed of helpers who are coordinated by the glass master.

The product is worked on by expert grinders that then proceed with the smoothing of the glass and other finishing touches. The engraving process is completed in independent laboratories by very highly specialized decorators. If the final decoration requires color, the object is painted in another specific laboratory.

Techniques

Hand Blown glass

The glass blowing technique was discovered in the First century B.C on the oriental shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This endures as the most important event in glass history. Particularly in Venice, hand glass blowing remains a privileged technique that produces high quality products.

Murano’s masters have developed, starting in the Medieval Ages, an extraordinary ability to model and have invented new ways of making better shapes, always more and more sophisticated. Of all the techniques the most important is the filigree: in its both ways “retortoli” or “reticello”, which were born in the XVI Century, they recreate the effects of a net inside the glass itself.

Carving

This is used more often with translucent or slightly colored crystals in two ways: with a point of a diamond or wheel carving (realized with a small rotating metal wheel and provides a deeper cut than the diamond process).

Sogni di Cristallo: Delfi dei Dogi Venetian Chandeliers

Murrina

This ancient technique, even older than the glass blowing, was rediscovered in the XIX century after almost two thousand years of not being used. Using a pre determined drawing, single colored tiles or sections of colored glass sticks are combined in the oven. This process allows the worker to obtain really brightly colored glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Dafne Tavolo The Levant Collection

Crystal work

Since the Medieval Ages glassware has been a typical product of Murano. Today, well known designers collaborate with factories to realize contemporary models.

Sogni di Cristallo: Van Gogh Poppies Artistic glass

Lamps

From Medieval Ages to the early XVIII century the so called cesendello was the most refined illumination system in houses and churches: it was a stretched out container, usually hung from the ceiling, filled with water and a layer of oil with a wick. A remarkable discovery in the XVIII century was the ciocca, a crystal lamp with arms that carried candle holders. This design included elements in blown glass and was decorated with colorful glass flowers and other pending elements: this model of a lamp is still highly produced today.

Sogni di Cristallo: Atena Lampshades

Sculpture

The difficulties in the techniques involved in modeling heavy masses of incandescent glass have been present for glass workers since the 1930’s. Today, sculptures occupy a fundamental position in the production of Murano’s glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Teti Modern design

Mirrors

In the last centuries, glass sheets were handmade in Murano (by opening a blown cylinder) and then were elaborated by the mirror shops in Venice. This tradition has been preserved and expert mirror masters use the finest decorative techniques to equal the quality of the original masterpieces.

Glass Pearls

The most simplified pears are called conterie, pearls that can be rounded or with edges, created by extending hot glass tubes from the oven for up to ten meters. The manual skills are exalted in a so-called lume, a glass stick softened by the fire of a flame that is spooled around a metal tube. In this way, the pearl can assume every form the master desires and is later decorated with colored glass.

Sogni di Cristallo: Bisanzio The Levant Collection

Working with Fire

This effect is created by using a colored glass stick softened by a flame. It allows one to realize objects in any desired shape.

Sogni di Cristallo: Chandelier Van Gogh Yellow Iris Luxury Collection

Enameling

This describes ornamental painting on the glass’ surface within the same glass material. Coming from the Islamic and Byzantine tradition, the art of enameling developed in Murano in the XIII century.

Sogni di Cristallo: Van Gogh Iris Deluxe Impressionism collection

About Sogni di Cristallo

Sogni di Cristallo

believe in spreading the brand name “Made in Italy,” but more importantly “Made in Venice.” Our ultimate goal is to bring together the thousand-year-old art of producing Murano glass with the new selling platforms and new opportunities in exportation. With additional outlets such as Ebay, our goal is to provide Murano handcrafted products at an affordable price, without sacrificing the quality.

Murano Glass Chandeliers #11 – Ca’ Rezzonico Applique – Sognidicristallo.it

All of our products are handmade using antique techniques by Murano’s masters, and all come with a certificate of guarantee. Our models vary from classic designs to the newest trends in glass. They are an ideal and affordable way to furnish your home, restaurant, hotel or store. We are always available for our clients who may contact us via web (email or Skype) or by telephone, from the moment your order is place until the delivery date.

Also available (particularly for lamp orders) is specialized telephone assistance for assembly. Because our products are handmade, every product that we sell can be fully customized. The customer can request the size and dimensions as well as any color they prefer. The packaging of all of our products is professionally monitored and secured using bubble wrap. Every order is completed within a 20 day maximum period and arrives with secure express UPS shipping in 24 hrs. The customer has 10 days to verify the quality of the product and confirm that the material is complete and intact. If the customer is not satisfied with the purchase they may send it back for a full refund.

BAZZI

Bazzi: An exclusive apartment in Beijing

HISTORY OF BAZZI

The history of Bazzi is the history of a family of artisans with the passion for elegant and exclusive furniture and the desire to spread it around the world. This history begins with a deep knowledge and understanding of a noble material such as wood and a master workmanship in working it, guided by the intelligence of the hands and the foresight of the heart. Bazzi truly love wood, and we have come to know all of its secrets.

Bazzi select the raw materials and patiently wait for years until their natural seasoning. Only then we can begin our work, helped by today’s technology as well as our most time-honored tools: our hands.

Over the years the “workshop” has grown, and has now turned into a “factory of ideas”, where we are able to design and manufacture custom furniture for the varying demands of today’s clients, who are more attentive and demanding than ever. In our archives we have more than 1.200 original drawings of furnishings and hundreds of projects that have created the history of our company.  We jealously guard more than 1.000 samples of models, which are all available to our customers and clients.

Bazzi were born as furniture makers over forty years ago and we will always be furniture makers. Our production relies upon a network of professionals such as architects, carvers, carpenters, upholsterers, decorators and many other artisans who work with us in order to create our furniture pieces.

All our employees believe in the company and know that their work is vital for the company growth. They are aware that the quality that we offer our customers around the world comes from their work, their motivation and the unique atmosphere that only a strong and cohesive team can guarantee.

Bazzi: An exclusive apartment in Beijing

It is no coincidence that in our team we have employees who have been working for the company for more than thirty or forty years, and still contribute every day to add a new chapter to our long history. Thanks to this climate we can face with the utmost serenity the challenges of every day, because we have a group of people who love every aspect of their work.

Bazzi: A magnificent villa in Abu-dhabi

We have explored the styles of the most beautiful and fascinating furnishings from the past, moving through different cultures and traditions, choosing to offer pieces of furniture of the utmost beauty and value, in all their charm.

Our company is able to operate anywhere in the world, thanks to over forty years of experience, gained in the implementation of prestigious and intricate projects, created for the different needs of our cosmopolitan clientele.

In our collections we present furnishings that have enhanced famous abodes and which have been, for their style and quality, culturally relevant and artistically coveted. Our unique interpretation of the styles of the past also includes the customization of furniture upon request from our clients.

Such furnishings can be enjoyed as stand alone pieces to be included in elegant spaces, or can also be wonderfully paired with other furnishings to create an original and bespoke style.

Bazzi: Chelsea, Living in the heart of London
Bazzi: a prestigious abode in San Francisco

Production Cycle

Historical research

Our identity and style are defined as an artistic contamination of the most important and elegant styles of the past. Thorough historical research has led the company to support and believe in challenging projects that convey experiences and emotions. We interpret interior design as a way of mixing the elegance and style of the past with the exigencies and tastes of today.

Briefing, design, and creation.

Through all our history we have been constantly focusing on the design and creation of customized furnishings, where the customer can select not only sizes and finishing, but style, shape and design as well. We offer our project customer a precise work approach: after an initial briefing the concept of the Villa or the Apartment comes to life. Once approved, we move on to the working project and the drafting of detailed estimates that include inspections, the coordination work, the artistic direction, the installation and the final testing.

Bazzi: living in shanghai

From design to creation, with a single partner

We also produce furnishings starting from third party project design; our mastery as craftsmen makes sure that all the pieces of furniture that come out of our factory are “art that lives in time”, creations of cosy, refined, and elegant interiors, where you can recognize and express yourself as an individual, customized environments that mirror the lifestyle of those who live there. Thanks to years of experience, we carefully select the best wood from around the world, and patiently let it season three to five years. Wood, a noble material par excellence, once in our hands takes shape and becomes the artistic motif expressing the highest level of the art of furniture making.

Unparalleled finishes

We can realize exclusive finishes that are capable of giving the furniture a particular “antique flavor” that otherwise only time can give to things; this is possible thanks to special processes and unique workmanship, performed manually, which make the furniture both glamorous and elegant. Different finishes in gold and silver leaf may offer varying degree of antiquity, depending on the style of the furniture, but always make a difference.

The art of design

Most of our best selling items are now available for 3D renders. We can also prepare exclusive 3D renders for our customers, so that they can have a very clear and detailed idea of how their future home will look like. Everything you see in our render, from furniture to tapestry, from doors to lighting, from parquets to carpets, is purchasable directly from us.

Finishing flexibility

Flexibility is our strength. We think of it as an ability to figure out different interpretations of the same environment and to realize it according to the customer’s tastes and wishes.

FERRARI PORTOFINO

A STORY OF DESIGN

The two faces of beauty

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market.

Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips. The Ferrari Portofino is significantly lighter with the adoption of new components featuring innovative designs made possible by the use of cutting-edge production techniques.

This, combined with a 40 cv higher power output than the California T, has resulted in a significant hike in performance and a corresponding drop in emissions. Vehicle dynamics benefit from the introduction, for the first time on this model, of electric power steering, the 3rd generation electronic differential (E-Diff3) and the latest evolution of the electronic suspension control system (SCM-E) integrated with Premium 9.1 ESP.

A STORY OF PERFORMANCE

Pitch-perfectperformance

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.

The Ferrari Portofino is significantly lighter with the adoption of new components featuring innovative designs made possible by the use of cutting-edge production techniques. This, combined with a 40 cv higher power output than the California T, has resulted in a significant hike in performance and a corresponding drop in emissions.

Vehicle dynamics benefit from the introduction, for the first time on this model, of electric power steering, the 3rd generation electronic differential (E-Diff3) and the latest evolution of the electronic suspension control system (SCM-E) integrated with Premium 9.1 ESP.

A story of versatility

Live life tothe fullest

Ferrari Portofino: driving your passions

The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market.

Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.

The Ferrari Portofino is significantly lighter with the adoption of new components featuring innovative designs made possible by the use of cutting-edge production techniques. This, combined with a 40 cv higher power output than the California T, has resulted in a significant hike in performance and a corresponding drop in emissions.

Vehicle dynamics benefit from the introduction, for the first time on this model, of electric power steering, the 3rd generation electronic differential (E-Diff3) and the latest evolution of the electronic suspension control system (SCM-E) integrated with Premium 9.1 ESP.

Ferrari Portofino: combined cycle fuel consumption: 10,7 l/100km; urban cycle fuel consumption: 15,5 l/100km; extra-urban cycle fuel consumption: 8,0 l/100km; CO2 emissions (combined test cycle): 245g CO2/km.

The values of fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval.

Ferrari Portofino – Official Video

B&B

ITALIA

Serie Up 2000

The configuration of this armchair has anatomical characteristics and unmistakable anthropomorphous references. The chair is a metaphor of a large comfortable womb and recalls ancient statues of f1ertility goddesses. However, it has something extra: a spherical ottoman tied to the armchair.

Therefore, the image of comfort and convenience is combined with a more figurative image of a woman with a ball and chain on her foot. Gaetano Pesce explains the project as follows:

“At that time, I was telling a personal story about my concept of women: I believe that women have always been unwilling prisoners of themselves. This is why I decided to give this armchair the shape of a woman with a ball and chain, a traditional image of a prisoner. ”

Over the years, the UP5_6 armchair has become an international icon with different names, from “Big Mama” to “Blow Up”. It is still a very popular item.

Designed in 1969, from the onset the Up series has been one of the most outstanding expressions of design with its expressive shapes upholstered with elastic fabric. The seven items that form it include the armchair and pouf UP5_6, icon of modernity, metaphor of the female figure that is endowed with a comfortable womb and is yet a prisoner. This unrivalled icon of design is available in a junior version, wich is identical to the original except for being smaller in size. Designed for children aged over 3 years.

Gaetano Pesce

Designer

Born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1939 and educated in Venice, Gaetano Pesce has become prominent in several fields – architecture, interior design, graphics, film…. He realized numerous projects in architecture, including the Hubin apartment in Pairs (1986), the organic building in Osaka (1990), the gallery Mourmans in Knokke-le zoute, Belgium (1994), the Schuman residence in New York (1994), the office for the advertising agency twba/chiat/day (1994), or monumental glass design elements for the palais des beaux arts of Lille (1996). The architect’s reputation has also been built upon exuberant experimentation in the area of industrial design and furnishings, including development of a series of now iconic chairs, like the up series, tables and lamps.

In addition to maintaining long-standing relationships with such landmark furniture manufacturers as B&B Italia, Cassina and Vitra international, Gaetano Pesce has launched the New York city companies fish design and open sky to develop and manufacture home design objects, lighting and jewellery for the consumer market. Gaetano Pesce’s work is represented in the permanent collections of leading museums internationally, including the museum of modern art and the metropolitan museum of art in New York city, the San Francisco museum of modern art, the Victoria and Albert museum in London, the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre geoges pompidou in Paris, and the musée des arts décoratifs and the centre canadien d’architecture in Montréal. In 1996 he was honoured with a career retrospective at the centre geoges pompidou in Paris.

SILENT Piano™

LIVE THE ACOUSTIC LIFE

Acoustic authenticity whenever you need it

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The SILENT Piano is made for those who love the sound and feel of an authentic acoustic piano but need the flexibility to play whenever inspiration strikes. Simply connect headphones or speakers to enjoy the true feeling of an acoustic piano but with absolute control over ambient sound levels. When the piano is in SILENT mode, the hammers will not hit the strings, and instead a high-quality grand piano sound is produced digitally, allowing you to play in complete privacy in any environment. Now you can play to your heart’s content, wherever and whenever you like.

SILENT Piano™ mode

Immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Coupled with VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling) that faithfully reproduces the distinct resonance of an acoustic piano, this technology allows you to immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano without being disturbed by others.

A diverse range of voices

Your favorite voices in your headphones

The Yamaha CFX is characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The Bösendorfer Imperial delivers a Viennese tone imbued with subtlety and warmth. These two world-renowned concert grand pianos headline a wide variety of voices that also include electric pianos, harpsichords and organs.

THE TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY BEHIND SILENT Piano™

Unique Key sensors that allow continuous detection offer faithful reproduction of the player’s inspirations

Key sensors equipped with continuous-detection greyscale shutter sensing systems accurately capture the nimble movements and detailed nuances of the pianist’s fingers. The makes it possible to execute repeated notes and trills at the edges of keys smoothly and naturally. The sensors are non-contact, so they do not affect the touch of the keys.

Binaural sampling produces natural sound that envelops the player

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural, all-encompassing sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Binaural sampling is an painstaking method of recording – special microphones are set up in the same positions as the performer’s ears – done specifically to enhance the headphone listening experience.

Yamaha’s insistence on quality

The fact that we install SILENT Piano™ components on pianos as part of our in-house manufacturing process is one of the most important aspects to achieving the accuracy and quality that satisfy our exacting standards. Silent Pianos receive the same level of expertise and craftsmanship that we devote to each piano we manufacture.