SUSPENDED ABOVE THE WATER
AZIMUT TRANSFORMS THE DARSENA FOR MILANO DESIGN WEEK 2023 WITH “THE SEA DECK”, AN ORIGINAL INSTALLATION BY AMDL CIRCLE AND MICHELE DE LUCCHI
From the 17th to the 23rd of April in Milan, Azimut presents “The Sea Deck”, a walk on the water that epitomizes the desire to go beyond the expected and – as the Seadeck Series – rediscover contact with nature and a new lifestyle based on wellbeing.
In the nautical world, Azimut is heralding the return to a more conscious relationship with nature, which the brand has concretely protected for more than two decades by developing solutions to reduce environmental impact. This approach guides the stylistic and design innovations aimed at breaking down the barriers between the inside and outside of the yachts, which gently open to embrace the sea.
The new Seadeck Series, epitomizing this philosophy, has inspired AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi in the creation of “The Sea Deck“, a floating promenade on the Darsena, designed to give the city of Milan an unexpected experience of the ancient navigable waterways and offer visitors a new perspective on enjoying https://www.micheledelucchi.it/the water from a unique point of view near Leonardo da Vinci’s historic canal.
The project intends to re-propose the same revolution that Azimut has introduced in the nautical world and which identifies the essence of life on board in the shared experience of nature. The installation reinterprets the expansive stern terrace found on yachts of the Seadeck Series: once on board, visitors will be able to walk – strictly barefoot – along the ring, suspended above the water, to the center of the Darsena and satisfy that desire to “go further”, the part of Azimut’s pioneering DNA that nourishes sea explorers. Along the way, cantilevered terraces, a reference to the opening “wings” of Seadeck yachts, host interactive stations that recall some playful and nature-immersive moments of life at sea. In the evening, the LED lighting evokes the same emotion as light shimmering on the water.
The installation created by Azimut based on the project by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has the patronage of the Municipality of Milan for the values of sustainability and circularity according to which it was created. Seadeck, the first Series of hybrid motor yachts for families, today represents the state-of-the-art of sustainable innovation in the nautical field, both for the technological solutions adopted and for the use of natural, recycled and recyclable materials. AMDL CIRCLE looked to these in defining the project for the fuorisalone: as on the yachts of the Series the traditional teak is replaced by cork, an effective and more sustainable alternative, the decking of the installation is made of recycled and ground cork from bottles, which will then be transformed again into insulating material for architecture, further reducing its environmental impact.
From the first step onto cork, the ancient material symbolic of the Mediterranean, visitors will enter another world, an unprecedented place for sharing urban space and reconnecting with the most powerful and regenerative of elements, water.
Azimut, AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi invite the visitors of Milan Design Week near the Leonardo canal from the 17th to the 23rd of April to discover, in this unusual relaxation space, a new connection with the waters of the historic Navigli.
The installation can be visited at the following times:
Monday 17th: 3pm-8pm
Tuesday 18th: 12pm-8pm
Wednesday 19th: 12pm -7pm
Thursday 20th: 12pm-8pm
Friday 21st: 12pm-8pm
Saturday 22nd: 12pm-8pm
Sunday 23rd: 10am-4pm