The first time I was face to face with boat interior design was a couple of years ago. I have had a wide experience in a variety of architectural types of constructions, from residential, to commercial, even non-traditional exploratory architecture, but nautical not so much. I do have to say though, that as a trained architect you learn to deal with different types of challenges. I remember the very first task in architecture school was to create a habitable space for 2 people, so small, that it had to function as an airplane, or a boat.
Several years into architecture school we were also commended to design a ship factory. So we had to learn about the processes, materials and scale of the different boats. I remember visiting a local workshop, relatively close to my home, where they used to build sailboats. The white fiberglass dust made everything look like winter in the middle of the tropics. The scale of the hulls was massive.
Boats are amazing pieces of machinery. They work like a clock. They are a combination of several masterfully-skilled professions such as naval engineer, industrial design and nautical architecture and interior design. And just as airplanes and cars, they have become impressively technological machines, full of amazing navigation aids.
I hope you can join me in this journey and together discover the amazing world of nautical ships, its gadgets, the language, the most famous brands and of course, our subject matter: nautical interiors.