Officina Italiana Design celebrates 21st anniversary in the superyacht industry

Officina Italiana Design, the Italian design studio behind the Riva boats range, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with the introduction of a range of new offerings to the superyacht market.

In the early months of 2015, the brand launched two new Riva models; the 88’ Florida and the 88’ Domino Super, which were given their world premiere’s at the Monte Carlo in May. Both hulls will be joined by the third new design from the brand this year, the 76’ Coupé, at the upcoming Cannes Boat Show on the 8th to 13th September.

Mauro Micheli, designer and co-founder of Officina Italiana Design said, “We in Officina Italiana Design are genuinely proud of our achievements and the solutions we produced for these three models in collaboration with the Ferretti Group’s engineers and designers. By that I mean, in particular, the elegant hull shape, the new standards of comfort attained and the use of light, as well as the colour contrasts in both the interiors and exteriors.

“We always endeavor to design sophisticated, timeless craft in line with our concept of style and with what this historic brand represents: it is, after all, a yachting icon.”

Micheli has been collaborating with Riva since 1984. Through Officina Italiana Design, the studio that he co-founded with Sergio Beretta, he has been exclusively responsible for the exterior lines and interiors of the Riva models launched ever since. This year, this range will also be joined by the new series of 50-metre-plus superyachts, to be presented at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

Furthermore, the brand has taken this milestone anniversary year as an opportunity to launch a further office alongside their main studio in Bergamo Alta, to be found within the Ferretti Group’s American headquarters in Miami, Florida. 

Sergio Beretta, co-founder of Officina Italiana Design commented, “The Miami office is the result of the strengthening of the relationship of great mutual esteem we enjoy with the Ferretti Group. Alberto Galassi (Ferretti Group CEO) demonstrated his complete faith in us working alongside us on the re-launch of a historic brand. 

“We’ll be spending three months of the year at the Miami office. That means completely changing our day-to-day routine. It’ll be a kind of annual shake-up, but it will also introduce plenty of new stimulus through our exposure to the international atmosphere in Miami and it will bring us into direct contact with American owners, too.” 

Finally, Officina Italiana Design as launched a new website,, which features a whole new look and contents. According to the brand, alongside the brand’s Facebook page, the new website provides a very contemporary way for design enthusiasts to learn about Officina Italiana Design and its work.

For more information, visit Officina Italiana Design.

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