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The arrangement of the interior spaces looks very classic at a first glance: the master cabin and its double bathroom are at the bow. Moving toward the back there's a dinette area, a galley and a chart table and two stern cabins with their bathrooms. The stern area can becovered completely, or be turned into a single space - apart from the bathrooms, of course. The same concept of transformability is used again in the bow area. The furnishings in these areas are also movable so different types of settings can be arranged - even empty spaces, by removing the furnishings altogether on demand.

 

The furnishings have been designed along a dual system, Yin and Yang, opposites in comparative terms, but complementary and interdependent at the same time. They create a balance that is dynamic in that it is all about the continual balancing of opposing forces.

 

Yin is minimalist, typical of the open plan Japanese style of interior decoration, where sliding walls, futons and tatamis create simple spaces, aimed at flexibility. Furniture hooking systems imply that the Yin items can be used even when the boat is listing to the float side. And when they are not being used they can be stowed in container bags - reminiscent of spinnaker bags - that themselves are pieces of furniture: a seat, a sort of indoor fender, a pliable column, etc.

 

The Yang furnishings, on the other hand, are multipurpose with the focus on the transformability of the spaces. This is obtained through the use of light multipurpose seating and holding elements which are held in place using hideaway floor hooks, allowing them to be used regardless of any tacking conditions.

 

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