Cortile del '700 - Università degli Studi di Milano
“As if the sea had dried up, the profile of a yacht is left peacefully lying in the Cortile del ‘700 of the University, like a creature of which we know only the skeleton, narrating an original purity.”
This is how Piero Lissoni explains “From shipyard to courtyard,” the striking installation at the center of the courtyard. With a length of 33 meters, the evocative work is made in red painted wood, the typical color of the paint applied to the keels of boats for protection.
With an evident reference to the wooden structures made by shipwrights, Piero Lissoni reinterprets the hull of a SX112 Sanlorenzo yacht in an abstract way, making it become a symbol of the company itself, revealing its experience, craftsmanship and innovative approach.
The hull, which represents the initial phase in the making of a yacht, narrates the mastery of the artisans who have always shaped these sophisticated artifacts, and previews a new model that will be presented in 2020. The interior design by Piero Lissoni for the flagship SX112, protagonist of the installation, totally reinterprets the on-board space: an unusual open-plan area, with a seamless indoor-outdoor interface: a “social boat.”