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Cranchi E26 Classic, superyacht tender di Christian Grande per Cantiere Nautico Cranchi

December 11, 2018 Leave a comment

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CRANCHI E26 CLASSIC, IL SUPERYACHT TENDER SECONDO CHRISTIAN GRANDE

Suggestioni vintage ed essenzialità contemporanea

Continua la collaborazione tra Christian Grande, nome di punta dello yacht design internazionale e lo storico Cantiere Nautico Cranchi.

Da questo connubio è nato l’E26 Classic, un daycruiser di 7,85 metri, ideale anche per un utilizzo come superyacht tender, che spicca per ilsuo carattere sportivo unito con uno stile unico e sofisticato, inperfetto equilibrio tra suggestioni vintage ed essenzialitàcontemporanea.

 

“L’E26 Classic nasce da una rilettura degli stilemi del motoscafo classico”, spiega Christian Grande. “Una tipologia che ha scritto la storia della nautica da diporto fin dagli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta, grazie a un’utenza raffinata e signorile che frequentava le località marittime del bel vivere, senza dimenticare i grandi laghi. Le dimensioni e le prestazioni di queste barche permettevano infatti sia rapidi trasferimenti da sponda a sponda che piacevoli giornate da trascorrere a bordo”.

 

Christian Grande ha reinterpretato il tema della tradizione introducendo alcuni segni distintivi e spiccatamente contemporanei, come il dritto di prua verticale e il taglio netto delle finestrature laterali, che danno slancio longitudinale al Cranchi E26 Classic e rappresentano l’unico segno di murata. La linea priva di aggettivazioni superflue rivela, per contrasto, interni sorprendentemente ricchi, curati nelle finiture e caratterizzati dal contrasto tra materiali lucidi ed opachi, rigidi e morbidi, come su un’automobile di lusso.

Il ponte di prua in teak rievoca il retaggio classico delle barche in legno e fa da contrappunto visivo alla plancetta di poppa anch’essa ricoperta in teak. Il grande prendisole a poppa copre il vano motore in cui trova alloggiamento anche un tendalino a scomparsa che all’occorrenza può garantire ombra al pozzetto.

La dinette a centro barca è servita da una seduta a L che dà continuità al prendisole di poppa e da due sedili pivotanti che si possono rivolgereverso prua durante la navigazione e verso poppa nei momenti diconvivialità. Ad accentuare il carattere sportivo dell’E26 Classic contribuisce il parabrezza avvolgente e a tutto baglio che offre protezione al pilota e a chi lo affianca.

Tramite un’apertura posizionata al centro del parabrezza si può comodamente accedere al ponte di prua, sotto il quale sono state ricavate una cabina e un vano toilette, così assicurare una comoda permanenza a bordo durante l’intera giornata e, volendo, anche di notte.

“Un simile approccio nell’allestimento è tipico dei grandi yacht, a cuil’E26 Classic strizza l’occhio”, conclude Christian Grande. “Per caratteristiche, può infatti anche esserne il perfetto tender”.

Sundiro SY 70, special yacht of Cristian Grande for Sundiro Yacht

July 23, 2015 Leave a comment

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CHRISTIAN GRANDE APPOINTED OFFICIAL YACHT DESIGNER FOR THE SUNDIRO-SANLORENZO JOINT VENTURE

The prestigious Sanlorenzo brand and the Chinese colossal Sundiro Holding created Sundiro Yacht early in 2014, and entrusted design development for the entire gamma to the Cristian Grande Design Studio.

The Parma based Cristian Grande Studio has already created several ambients in collaboration with the Italian Sanlorenzo yard.

The first model of the Sundiro line, the SY70, was officially presented May 1st at the Hong Kong boat show. Built entirely in Italy, the SY70 was created specifically for the Chinese market. With several different possibilities in layout and décor, this yacht is ready to meet the tastes of more traditional clients in addition to those who prefer typical western styling.

Cristian Grande is already active as a leading designer in the Far East, collaborating with several firms, most recently with DFC-Wuxi Dong High Speed Craft in the production of patrol craft and commercial vessels.

SY 70 – PRIMARY FEATURES

The Sundiro SY 70 was designed by Cristian Grande, with special attention paid to overall harmony and the smallest of details. Her interior layout is designed for the Asian market, with the emphasis on friendly entertainment. The full beam entertainment room is central to this philosophy, along with a spacious galley and the belowdecks dining area. Both the main deck and flybridge, equipped with steering controls, have the same emphasis on relaxing entertainment, with guests or with friends. The main deck offers a vast dining area with a table that can host eight guests, along with a hidden TV screen and a large room to relax in, with sofas on both sides. The flybridge repeats the same scheme and offers two very useful transformable areas with sofas.

EXTERIORS

Exterior design is very straightforward, characterized by several elements that remind the observer of the close ties to Sanlorenzo while clearly declaring their own character and identity. Straightforward aesthetics and full length windows continue throughout the superstructure, giving the living area ample visibility of the sea. This is in contrast to the more discrete openings belowdecks that increase privacy for the areas dedicated to rest and intimate moments.

INTERIORS AND DÉCOR

The interiors are characterized by elegant and straightforward modern styling.

This choice was made directly by Cristian Grande who desired clean shapes with minimalist lines, highlighted by the use of sophisticated materials. The main theme of the furnishing’s décor has a very light color, with open-pore grey wood and overheads in lacquered white that give rhythm to the effect. It is all highlighted by alternating illumination between contrasting darker elements, such as some of the cabin walls and trim painted in lacquered bronze with special metallic overtones, or other metallic elements treated with nickel, giving them a special dark sheen. The resulting ambient is very refined thanks to a delicate distribution of illumination, and valorized by the masterly use of light tones. This preference for sober elegance and formal sharpness is coupled with several series of accessories and furnishings, custom designed by Cristian Grande. There are tables and lamps characterized by different chromatic variations in the “Madagascar Orange” or “Emerald Green” series.

Once again Cristian Grande has successfully completed his brief, designing a balanced yacht, elegant and at the same time flexible and customizable, while maintaining the unmistakable touch of Italian styling that made Cristian famous.

COMING SOON

The Design studio from Parma is presently designing the three cabin version of the SY70, while the second model of the range is undergoing preliminary studies.

Further details will be released to the press in the course of this year.

Who is Christian Grande

Christian Grande is one of the youngest Italian designers to become part of the palmares of yacht designers. He has designed innovative vessels since 1992, courageously designing the yachts that will later become corner stones in nautical design. Presently Cristian has completed over 100 yacht designs and been presented with more than 15 international awards. He has also worked for Sacs and Sanlorenzo.

 

Abifloat, new concept of ‘floating villas’ by Christian Grande

February 24, 2015 Leave a comment

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ABIFLOAT – MODULAR SUSTAINABLE FLOATING VILLAS

Christian Grande, award-winning yacht designer (Picchio Boat, San Lorenzo Yachts, SACS Marine super ribs) and creator of the 2011 style-icon bicycle ‘Italia Veloce’, launches the new concept of ‘floating villas’, modular and sustainable.

An overview of the project

The proposal elaborates on the creation of floating housing units, to be built in modular chains of constructive and compositional elements for the housing envelope.

New conceptions of living close to nature and modular housing are this projects distinctive elements, characterized by attention to detail, personalization of external and internal habitats and the infinite possibilities given by modular construction: from single one-room units to actual villages articulated on several levels. All these concepts are floating and designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape.

Technical details

The key element of this project resides in the total standardization of structural elements, systems and finishings, with the sole exclusion of aesthetic variations or later functional personalizations.

The project specifications are articulated by means of simple dependable systems: buoyancy reserves, sandwich technology for walls using recycled plastic and honeycombed baffles in straw, cork or particleboard, the latter to guarantee thermal insulation and light weight.

Other exterior finishing materials are also contemplated, adaptable to different contexts and uses. For example: wide teak planks for exterior coverings with details in aluminum, roofing with either PV panels or corrugated sheet. Sizes and finishing are therefore available for any use imaginable: housing, recreation, guest accommodations or commercial uses.

The load bearing structures are tested for up to two horizontal levels and composed of stringers and posts in aluminum, with the possibility to flexibly host electrics and climate controls by means of a system of standardized joinery.

Flooring is also conceived to host electrical and plumbing systems, with hollow sections to guarantee thermal and acoustic insulation.

The floating module system

The primary structures for the system are floating 6.5 meter by 3.25 meter modules, designed as modular reference points for the installation of the various superstructures. Stability is guaranteed by the shape of the floating elements and by the possibility to use the modules as housing for both electrical and plumbing systems and and housing for larger systems such as pumps, compressors, waste holding tanks, and so on.

The housing element is designed to be enlarged horizontally as far as can be technically allowed by linking base modules, and vertically up to two floors.

The distributive system and walkways are created by means of special dock and gangway modules, railings and small bridges, all derived from the base modules. These allow the creation of guest accommodations, vacation villages or dynamic commercial centers, all with the possibility to expand, while respecting the environment and the landscape.

A further innovation is the possibility to modify the housing agglomerate in the future by changing the size, varying the layout or substituting exterior finishings. Modifications would be relatively simple and inexpensive.

The possibilities are noteworthy, and would allow an equilibrated urbanization of the marine environment, with sustainable and non-intrusive operations that are also removable (the system has been designed to be transportable by trailers on land) and even self-propelled, by equipping the base modules with electric outboard motors and thrusters attached to the linking elements.

Customization and the environment 

The strength of this system is its uncommon flexibility and simplicity in installation. This foreshadows a new conception in sustainable living, the possibility of many different uses, and the even greater potential for sustainable growth.

The house boat project was conceived to offer a high potential level of customization for interior and exterior finishings. The residential user can have a lot of fun not only in configuring the ideal living space, but also in selecting energy efficient furnishings and home automation systems. A custom made retreat looking over a bay could be characterized by non-intrusive exteriors that would let the house blend in to the surrounding environment, while the interiors could be minimal or hi-tech.

Suburban rhythms, but always connected!

The future owner will be able to determine the final uses for his floating modular villa, deciding whether to be connected to the multimedia information and data networks or to live in complete isolation from civilization.

Whichever the case, the floating villa is designed to become a completely suburban habitat for those who who can afford to live at slow rhythms and without time constrictions, because it gives us the possibility to live fully emerged in the surrounding environment, with its rhythms and mutations. Situations and sensations that have become rare and forgotten will become possible and part of the daily routine: floating houses, adaptable to changing circumstances, could become schoolrooms for infants or resorts hidden away in nature, where we can cultivate culture and passion and transmit these sensations to our little ones.

Scenarios for residential and commercial use

This already futuristic project takes many scenarios, residential or not, into consideration. For example, thanks to the inherent technological content of the standard modules, it is possible to create a floating house that is simultaneously a remote office and a living unit, fully equipped with with all the necessary technological amenities, and even romantically ideal for writers and artists who are searching for relaxing and contemplative environments that favor creativity and imagination. Even with recreative or commercial use, the possibilities that the standardized system provides are multiple and permit a large degree of customization both in terms of floor layout and finishings and systems.

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SC1 Biposto, ibrido auto-bici unica del suo genere da Scuderia Campari

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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SCUDERIA CAMPARI – “SC1-Biposto” – biposto auto-bici
SC1 Biposto è un nuovo “toy for boys”, una biposto a pedalata assistita SCUDERIA CAMPARI – un’ibrido auto-bici unica del suo genere che riprende lo stile delle auto da corsa anni 20′-30′.
Christian Grande, pluripremiato yacht designer e matita di Italia Veloce divenuta dal 2011 icona di stile, in collaborazione con Scuderiecampari.com (Campari S.r.l.-Parma), lancia per Natale 2013 una nuova idea: la SC1 Biposto, un giocattolo per adulti che amano lo sport, l’attività fisica e i motori allo stesso tempo, un “toy for boys” che racchiude eleganza, tecnologia, sportività ed ecologia. Una biposto a pedalata assistita Scuderia Campari – un’ibrido auto-bici unica del suo genere che riprende lo stile delle auto da corsa anni 20′-30′.
SCUDERIA CAMPARI – SC1 Biposto, una nuova biposto ibrida auto-bici
Scuderia Campari ha affidato alla matita di Christian Grande, designer di successo e noto per le sue creazioni in ambito nautico ed automotive che hanno ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti e premi internazionali, l’ideazione stilistica e la progettazione di una nuova biposto ibrida, cioè spinta da pedali e assistita da motore elettrico. Il designer parmigiano e il suo staff hanno ideato un nuovo tipo di veicolo, che ben si presta a diventare un diverso status symbol e che sottende un diverso modo di intendere lo sport, le auto, il tempo libero. La biposto di Scuderie Campari è un vero e proprio ibrido tra auto e bicicletta, quindi ecologica e salutare, silenziosa e esteticamente unica, che punta a fare innamorare chi apprezza passeggiare su ruote nel pieno rispetto dell’ambiente e ascoltando i suoni e le voci della natura, pur impugnando un volante. O a chi sa di potersi permettere di condividere il proprio tempo, vera ricchezza di oggi, con i propri figli o la propria compagna, pedalando, assaporando odori, colori e ritmi dell’ambiente circostante.
La biposto SC1, inoltre, è concepita in diverse versioni, dalla più turistica alla sportiva tutto carbonio con freni a disco e livree dedicate, tanto che si sta già pensando all’organizzazione di diversi team e trofei dedicati.
STILE E DETTAGLI – citazioni storiche e dettagli high-tech
L’aspetto stilistico, molto curato, si rifà alle auto sportive che hanno fatto la storia, con classici stilemi quali la scocca lunga e affusolata, preponderante anteriormente e evidenziata dal lungo cofano, le ruote a raggi e il parabrezza sagomato. Le citazioni storiche sono, in ogni caso, interpretate in chiave attuale e arricchite da dettagli high-tech come i corpi ottici, esterni come si addice alle veloci regine dell’epoca ma fatti di tecnologia e forme moderne. La maggiore larghezza dovuta ai due posti è smorzata dalla scocca affusolata, che conferisce un aspetto filante all’insieme e, grazie alla sagoma insellata della parte inferiore, sembra “galleggiare” sospesa tra le 4 diafane ruote.
UN ATELIER A PARMA – esclusive personalizzazioni
Un oggetto esclusivo, che sarà personalizzabile a piacere, anche recandosi presso l’atelier dedicato in Parma, in cui potranno essere scelte le diverse finiture di carrozzeria, i colori e i rivestimenti interni, le livree, i cerchi e gli pneumatici, i volanti e le dotazioni più tecniche come sistema frenante e alleggerimenti. Intramontabile e godibile da tutti i membri della famiglia, la nuova biposto promette di diventare un nuovo simbolo di interpretazione del tempo libero, dell’estetica e dello sport.
SPORT, ECOLOGIA, TEMPO LIBERO – un universo di pubblici di riferimento
SC1 Biposto è un prodotto destinato ai collezionisti che sanno vedere oltre, che vogliono un oggetto da poter utilizzare e al contempo mostrare, o con cui poter accedere a zone senza traffico, o che desiderino un nuovo tipo di tender con cui sbarcare dal proprio yacht. La notevole valenza sportiva e ecologica della biposto la rende ideale anche come dotazione innovativa per quelle strutture ricettive e turistiche situate in zone che si prestano a passeggiate o escursioni nella natura, e che vogliano offrire ai propri clienti una nuova possibilità per il tempo libero.
ABOUT CAMPARI s.r.l – Parma
Campari, è una pregevole realtà che racchiude l’alto artigianato italiano e che è divenuta eccellenza industriale grazie alla raffinatezza e qualità dei suoi prodotti. Campari produce protezioni per svariate pratiche sportive, e lo fa con tecnologia e materiali allo stato dell’arte, quali carbonio e leghe leggere. Leggerezza, prestazioni e eco-compatibilità sono i cardini fondanti di tutta la produzione e l’etica attorno a cui l’azienda ha costruito la sua fama internazionale. Fedeli a questi valori, Campari è stata la prima azienda a ideare e produrre prestigiose auto a pedali per bambini, ispirandosi alle campionesse italiane dell’epoca d’oro e implementandovi tutta la tecnologia e il valore artigianale tipico dell’Azienda. Materiali ultraleggeri, carbonio, dettagli curatissimi e inserti di pregio sono uniti a dotazioni “professionali” di riferimento, e che hanno fatto la storia delle corse, come i sedili Schedoni e i volanti Nardi, e compongono un insieme di assoluto pregio che prende forma in automobili a pedali in scala ridotta, tributo alle gloriose quattro ruote d’epoca ma dedicate ai bambini (www.scuderiecampari.com), che possono per la prima volta impugnare un vero volante e scatenarsi in corse-gioco suggestive e salutari.
Chi è Christian Grande. Christian Grande è uno dei più giovani designer italiani ad essere già entrato nel palmares dei nomi di riferimento dello yacht design, cominciando sin dal 1992 a ideare le nuove imbarcazioni di Sessa Marine, marchio storico della nautica “Made in Italy” dal oltre cinquant’anni, per la quale ha disegnato sino ad oggi più di 50 yacht e ottenuto oltre 15 awards internazionali. Ha inoltre collaborato per brand come Sacs e Sanlorenzo.
Principali riconoscimenti vinti da Christian Grande

“Picchio Extra”, new accessories for a new catamaran Picchio Boat

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment

 

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“PICCHIO EXTRA”, NEW ACCESSORIES FOR A NEW LIFESTYLE for the catamaran Picchio-boat
Picchio Boat, the new catamaran concept conceived and designed by Christian Grande, has already become an icon of a different way of life and the ideal yacht to interact with the surrounding natural environment, thanks to a project approach devoted to a lifestyle based on the possession of time, true added value in today’s frantic world, and on the freedom to dispose of your own space and enjoy the journey and its stopovers, or blend these all into a unique experience.
These freedoms are unleashed by the concept and the layout of the boat, which makes it totally “permeable” to light, sounds and scent of the sea. A catamaran that blends with nature and with its shades, shaped by wind and water, elements that are celebrated and cited in its colors and finishes. A catamaran that becomes a nest and a cradle, a reading room, a veranda, a personal island from which to contemplate and appreciate unique landscapes that are never the same and share them with your own family and selected guests.
A brand new player, therefore, in the conventional boating industry; a boat that has become a milestone, and for which a new series of accessories, called “Picchio EXTRA”, will be available: accessories that share the same vocation, informal language and aesthetics with products that will be true ”satellite” complements.
First of all, there will be a dedicated marine tender, a rib exclusive and unique in terms of identity and recognition, with aesthetics and usability in line with the Picchio philosophy: thanks to a square bow and a cleverly-shaped deck, the capacity and the interior space are pushed to the highest level; comfort, spray protection, safety, equipment, colors and details all recall the main catamaran, such as the teak deck that bends in continuous forms, recalling the sand dunes, an obvious citation of the stern of the Picchio Boat.
The alter ego of the above said tender is a bicycle. Foldable, compact and designed to be unique in its kind, rich in aesthetics and technical elements that make it a real life experience: it features a Brooks saddle, hand-made wheels in anodized aluminum and a teak handlebar. Its transportability and size make it the ideal complement with which to disembark from the Picchio Boat and explore new places, or simply pedal along. Created by ItaliaVeloce, the Picchio bicycle was created in order to extend the privilege of owning a Picchio Boat even when you are not onboard your personal island.
The rib and the bicycle are not the only available items that will be offered in conjunction with the Picchio Boat: a new series of suitcases and travel bags, made of fine leathers and ropes, with natural tones and breathable inserts, will be the ideal containers for the personal belongings of the Picchio Boat owner and guests.
Besides, a series of foulards which carry the same vocation of the Picchio Boat, made of cotton fabrics in different combinations of colors, will be combined with beach towels in untreated or dyed fabrics, to preserve the natural features, as precious signs of authenticity.
Last but not least, to seal the evolution of the Picchio Boat concept, a new director’s chair, foldable and easily storable, will be the ideal addition to the equipment. Made of polished steel and teak, it has a specially designed shape with a “projection”, which gives it elasticity and “softness” while preserving the characteristics of strength and value already inherent in the use of noble wood combined with steel.
The workmanship of the two materials and their final production is entrusted to the expert hands of the historical manufacturer Foresti & Suardi, one of the best Italian companies in the sector, and one of the very few that are able create objects of such character and uniqueness.
The series of furniture and accessories Picchio EXTRA will be further enriched with new items and products of unique character and prestige.
Who’s Christian Grande
One of the youngest designers to be included in the palmares of the yacht design world, starting in 1992, when he conceived the new Sessa Marine boats, an historical brand “Made in Italy”. With more than more than 70 yacht projects in 20 years, Christian’s experience and interdisciplinary vision has led him to collaborate as a teacher and lecturer for important academic institutes and during relevant international events focused on design and lifestyle. He also works for renowned brands like Sacs Marine and Sanlorenzo.
Christian Grande’s more significant awards:
Best Sport yacht Design of 2011 Award, under 24 M length
France, Cannes 2011
Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Awards
United Kingdom, London 2010
Best Motor-yacht Design of 2009, under 24 M length
France, Cannes 2009
Croatian Boat of the Year 2008
Croatia, Port Rose 2008
Best of the Year Award
USA, Miami 2008
Motor Boat of the Year 2008 Awards
United Kingdom, London 2008
Practical Parenting 2007/2008 – Winner
United Kingdom, London 2008
European Boat of the Year 2007
Germany, Dusseldorf 2007
Millennium Yacht Design Awards – Special Mention
Italy, Carrara 2006
Practical Parenting 2005/2006 – Best Buy
United Kingdom, London 2006
Yacht European  Trophy,  50/60 ft  Open
France, Cannes 2005

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Acapulco 55, nuovo concept yacht di Christian Grande

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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Questo straordinario concept yacht non è altro che l’ultima opera del talentuoso designer Christian Grande che, con questo nuovo progetto, si è già guadagnato un posto di prestigio tra i nomi di riferimento del settore.
L’Acapulco 55 si mostra come un’imbarcazione dallo stile innovativo, con un design che mette ben in risalto i muscoli e la personalità del panfilo, ben slanciato ed suo agio anche nelle situazioni più impetuose.
L’imbarcazione è lunga 55 metri, sviluppata per dare massima soddisfazione agli armatori più esigenti che amano velocità e dinamicità in alto mare, con una verniciatura centrale della carena che tende decisamente a sottolineare la natura sportiva del progetto.
In attesa di un finanziatore, Christian Grande ha così deciso di esternare questo suo nuovo progetto che crediamo avrà subito un gran successo a causa del suo stile; per ulteriori informazioni e per venire a conoscenza di tutte le caratteristiche teniche dell’Acapulco 55, vi invitiamo a visitare il sito christiangrande.com.

Fonte: GoLook.it

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