Stefano Pastrovich designed the interiors of the Shipman 63’ for an Andorran owner and his wife. They requested something captivating and fresh, with masses of light.
I worked from the outset using my private techniques for arranging the filled/empty volumes and perspectives to manage the optical cones and the visual angles. I am an architect and think first of all about the proportions between the volume of the person and the space around him.
The first architectonic artifice put in place was to increase the depth of field of the saloon, moving the central part of the bulkhead, where the stairway goes, towards the aft. By doing this, the human eye perceives a longer perspective, accentuated by the narrowing of the space and the more intensive light coming from outside.
The longitudinal perspective increase is then accentuated by the ceiling handrail, by the ceiling panels cut in the shape of long, narrow rectangles and the teak plank of the floor placed apparently at random. The wall cupboards are long and narrow and under the furniture of the sofa there are deep longitudinal recesses. These are all devices created to lengthen and enlarge the space to make it seem bigger than it is.
The power of the dark
The colour of the hull and the deck house was an easy choice for the designer, even though it sprang from aesthetic considerations and visual tricks. According to Stefano boats are beautiful when the deck house looks low compared to the hull: dark colors are an excellent way of slimming down the aesthetic of the profile. … Read More
At the same time, there is an even more relevant device intended to make the deck house look lower: “the visual direction of the volume”, that is, the volumetric direction that our eye perceives whatever the real shape of the object.If the visualization is horizontal, the volume will appear lower, if vertical, it will be higher.
In Lunna a the shape of the plexiglass is interrupted at three quarters aft of the deck house. If it is coloured white, the deck house would give the impression of being very high and so, out of proportion to the hull. Painting the deck house dark blue, the plexiglass tends to disappear and what predominates, is the total length of the deck house which, as a consequence, looks lower and finer.