Making a splash

At Milano Design Week, Azimut Yachts presented an immersive installation called Mooring by the Moon, starring its Seadeck 6 with impressive eco credentials.

10 May 2024


Azimut Yachts participated in Milano Design Week 2024 with an immersive installation curated by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi – a journey within the Bagni Misteriosi del Teatro Franco Parenti that culminates with an imaginative stage on which a yacht moored in the shadow of a large moon invites visitors to rediscover the gentle relationship between man and nature.

According to the artists and Azimut, the installation conveys that “a more sustainable future is here and now”.

In Mooring by the Moon, architectural textures and structures were transformed into the scenographic elements of a large stage, on which an imaginative journey of beauty and technology revealed to the visitor – the protagonist – the new era inaugurated by Azimut for a gentle relationship between humans and the environment.


The Path

Once through the historic entrance of the Palazzina dei Bagni Misteriosi, the visitor was welcomed by a suspended atmosphere, in which the elements of the rooms dialogue with the installations to evoke the wonder of the natural world.

Images, sounds and scents evoked a dreamlike sea, which could be discovered through the labyrinth of doors of the old changing rooms in the first room. Large sculptures, shells made with the innovative materials introduced by Azimut – discarded and regenerated fishing nets, recycled plastic (PET) and carbon – stood out like theatrical wings in the second room while, continuing the game of theatrical make-believe, the visitor climbed aboard the Seadeck 6 in a space where furnishings and materials are used to recreate the internal environment of the vessel, designed by Matteo Thun & Antonio Rodriguez.


The Big Moon

The route culminated outside, offering a view from a terrace suspended over the water of a landscape in which Seadeck 6 was moored, the embodiment of the route traced by Azimut to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption.

The yacht, in fact, offers a reduction in emissions of up to 40 percent in an average year of use. Mirrored shingles in shiny galvanized steel formed a large disk inspired by the moon, whose play of reflections emphasises the dynamic effect of the pattern of light, evoking the lunar glow.

“The difference can and must be made here and now – not with distant promises of a world to come or with a superficial approach to the topic of environmental sustainability,” explains Giovanna Vitelli, Chair of Azimut|Benetti Group.

“The boat in the swimming pool of the Bagni Misteriosi was the emblem of our commitment: concrete, measurable and always present.

“The purpose of this installation was to involve visitors in the theatre of life and  arouse the imagination, without which we would be just animals and nothing more,” says Michele De Lucchi, Founder of AMDL CIRCLE.

“It is only with our imagination that we can see a brighter future on the horizon, much more harmonious than today’s present.”



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