Hot Lab, a Milan-based design studio recently completed a custom project on motor yacht, Fifty Five. This 135-foot (41-meter) yacht was built at the Turkish shipyard Yıldız Gemi, with exterior design and naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects and Liman.
Hot Lab is run by partners, Enrico Lumini and Antonio Romano. Together with their Hot Lab team, they created the interior design/decor, and exterior decorations.
The experienced owner upgraded to this new 135-foot/ 41-meter yacht in order to host his big family in comfort and style. The layout of the boat was designed to accommodate sons, daughters, and grandkids. Fifty -Five can host 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including one master cabin on the main deck, two VIP cabins, one VIP transversal cabin, and one twin cabin on the lower deck. Altogether, there are 12 berths and 3 Pullman beds for kids to sleep in the same room as their parents.
Comfortable and thoughtfully decorated socializing areas include the main salon and dining area on the main deck with furniture by Minotti; a supplementary lounge and dining area on the upper deck is decorated with furniture by Royal Botania. All bedding and decorative pillows throughout the interior and exterior are by Missoni Home.
Stand-out features onboard M/Y Fifty-Five include a gym with strength and cardio equipment by Technogym, a pool on the upper deck aft, and a Jacuzzi forward of the wheelhouse surrounded by sunbeds and a bar area. Hot Lab worked with Dahlgren Duck for decorative objects including vases, frames, ornaments, books, and more.
“We began this project as a team, working directly with the owner, surveyor, and shipyard technical department. We also worked with talented Turkish sub-contractors for the interior,” said Hot Lab Head of Design, Enrico Lumini. “We had the chance to work in a renowned facility to create something that’s high standard, which was the goal of the owner from the start.”
“We began our approach by listening to the owner’s special requests. He didn’t have a specific idea in mind for the interior, but suggested inspiration from hotels that he has stayed in,” explained Enrico Lumini. “After months of general discussion, we created a mood board for the interior that we shared with him. After approval, we got to work.”