Italian luxury: Aquariva by Marc Newson

Monday, 30 January 2012

Aquariva, the new luxury yacht designed by Marc Newson for Riva, was launched at the 36th edition of Artefiera, the historical art fair in Bologna which finishes its 2012 edition today. At the fair, art collectors have been momentarily distracted from the paintings, to exalt the beauty of this masterpiece of design floating nearby.

The project was inspired by La Dolce Vita of the 1950s and 1960s, and is the result of a project undertaken by Newson, Riva and their official designers, Officina Italiana Design, to reinterpret the Aquariva pleasure boat. Founded in 1842 by Pietro Riva, the Riva shipyard is part of the Ferretti Group, and is considered a legend in the boating world.