This is actually already old news and some of you have know it already anyway. At least those who pay attention to the constant stream of LinkedIn notifications…
We have moved. After 10 years collaborating with Ken Freivokh Design we realised that it was time to try something new. The proverbial change of climate, and we are not talking about the weather (although of course we would have welcomed that, too.). It has been 10 years since we left Mallorca and dropped our bags just a stone throw away from the Solent. One of the most famous stretches of water in yachting history. Funny enough, we ended up with no time for sailing..
It was an interesting time, a lot of things have happened and a lot of things didn’t happen. We survived the 2008 burst of the financial bubble but we also found many projects that were looking promising in 2007 never materialised. But we certainly worked on a wide range of exciting concepts and had the luxury to ‘think out of the box’ and often start with a blank sheet of paper. There was the 145 metre concept ‘Fortissimo’ for Fincantieri, the 107 metre ‘Stiletto’ for Oceanco and the giant 141 metre wooden sailing yacht ‘Dream Symphony’. We did a rather outlandish SWATH with Abeking & Rasmussen, a very cool 49 metre Explorer in collaboration with Rossi Navi, a refit of a lovely classic motor yacht in Argentina, the groundbreaking first Azimut Magellano (unfortunately a bit ahead of her time) and a very sleek 50 metre with Mayra Yachts in Turkey. And then there was our involvement in the cutting edge design of ‘Black Pearl’, launched this year at Oceanco.
On top of all that, we did many tenders for Pascoe International, a few residential projects and the odd alpaca advertisement…
But there’s no time for looking back, because we jumped straight into a new project, and quite a cool one it is. Unfortunately we can’t tell anything more at this stage, but the fact that we are quite excited about it and that Marc Newson designed it means that you can expect something quite different.
What we can tell you, though, is that coquine![design] is based in London now. Maybe it’s time to meet?