24 Aug '12, 10pm

Marc Newson's Retro Riva Speed Boat - Riva goes back to 1842 when a young carpenter, Pietro Riva, opened his own shi...

Marc Newson's Retro Riva Speed Boat - Riva goes back to 1842 when a young carpenter, Pietro Riva, opened his own shi...

Newson is known to incorporate biomorphism into his designs, which is a style that uses organic lines and patterns, and his preference shows in the way he chose to design the boat using flowing lines in lieu of sharp edges. The decision also helps to give the speed boat a more retro look. When discussing the creative process involved with developing his glamorous new boat for Riva, Marc Newson explains, “So much of my work is about simplification and elimination. Once you’ve done that the design starts to emerge. I wanted to hark back to the time before boats became such complex pieces of machinery.” Only 22 of these sleek vessels were manufactured and sold though Riva dealers, along with the New York-based Gagosian Gallery. With a cruising speed of 41 mph and a maximum speed of 47 mph, this retro beauty looks like it belongs in a classic James Bond flick (Bond girl not in...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/luxury-yachts/feature-1...

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