News 17 March 2020
Dutch yacht builder Van der Valk has announced a cooperation with Italian yacht design company Hot Lab. The Milan-based studio has created two styles for the new Van der Valk Pilot series in turquoise and yellow.
“It is always an honor to design interiors for a new model from a successful yard like Van der Valk as you know the audience is anticipating something special,” comments Antonio Romano, partner and marketing director at Hot Lab. “This has inspired us to create a gorgeous style for the Pilot that is meticulously designed and detailed throughout and where relaxation is a way of life. The interior decor is wonderfully rich and at the same time contemporary, reflecting the rugged sophistication of this superb motor yacht.”
“We are delighted with this stimulating new marriage between premium Dutch yacht building and Italian design flair,” confirms Van der Valk’s sales manager Yoeri Bijker. “When you add a new range to your portfolio it is vital to offer an interior design that matches the ambition. Hot Lab have devised a timeless look that is unfettered by the constraints of the moment, perfectly capturing the spirit we have in mind with the Pilot.”
Turquoise and yellow
The main materials used will be brushed oak, white birch and white glossy lacquered woods, white leather, ceramic white, and chrome, added Enrico Lumini, partner and design director at Hot Lab.
Clients can choose between two distinctive color pallets, each coming with its own proposed selection of loose furniture from the likes of Flu, De Padova, Paola Lenti and Calligaris. Lighting highlights include some pieces by Foscarni, Busier + Punch, Cantalupi and Kartell.
The Pilot Range
The new Pilot range, designed by Cor D. Rover and available in lengths of 23 meters and above, features all-aluminum motor yachts providing lots of outdoor space as well as plenty of interior volume.
(Van der Valk and Hot Lab team together to create interior design for new Pilot range – Barchemagazine.com – March 2020)