Fraser Yachts profiled eight of the top female yacht designers. With the World Economic Forum estimating in 2015 that the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133, the yachting industry is also far from gender equality. This women carved out a path for themselves and the one that will follow.
In no particular order, the women Fraser Yachts has chosen to celebrate are:
1. Fiona Diamond – Seymour Diamond
A graduate of the Chelsea School of Art, Fiona Diamond honed her Superyacht design skills at Terence Disdale Design, working on over 30 projects including 164m M/Y ECLIPSE. In 2010 she founded her firm Seymour Diamond. Her recent projects include the interior design ofFeadship’s 92.5m M/Y ROYAL ROMANCE . Follow Fiona on twitter @seymour_diamond
2. Sandrine Melot – Melot + Trillo
French interior designer Sandrine Melot started her career in 1995 and worked successfully for years designing commercial and residential interiors. In 2006, her first yacht project, 34m Blue Princess Star won a World Superyacht Award. In 2011 she founded Melot + Trillo with Anna Trillo. Her recent projects include the interior design of 43m superyacht PHILMI, a finalist at the ShowBoats Awards and the World Superyacht Awards in 2015.
3. Pascale Reymond – Reymond Langton
Pascale Reymond manages Reymond Langton design, a company she founded in 2001 with Andrew Langton. She believes in creating designs that are as beautiful as they are functional and is renowned for her superb attention to detail. Most recently, Reymond Langton design was responsible for the exterior and interior design of 91m Lürssensuperyacht LADY LARA delivered in 2015. Follow Reymond Langton on Instagram.
4. Adriana Monk – Monk Design
A leading designer in the automotive industry, Adriana Monk has designed the interiors for many luxury car brands, including Rolls Royce and Land Rover, before turning her hand to superyachts. Her work has received international acclaim including a World Superyacht Award for her contribution to the design of the WallyCento “HAMILTON” .
5. Francesca Muzio – FM Architettura d’Interni
Cofounder of this Italian design house, Francesca Muzio spearheads various projects which range from hotels to superyachts. Notable projects include the Signature Suites in the Shangri-La hotel at the Shard in London, 52m M/Y AMORE MIO and in 2015 63m superyacht Benetti FB264.
6. Daniela Zulli – Terence Disdale Design
Daniela Zulli is a director at Terence Disdale Design. She has had a big hand in many of the studio’s most notable projects, including 147m Lürssen superyacht TOPAZ.
7. Laura Pomponi – Luxury Projects
With a degree in engineering, extensive experience in the project management of superyachts and a glamorous shoe collection Laura Pomponi founded her company in 2008 and designs not only superyachts but also private jets and homes. Notable projects include the interior design of 35m superyacht KOJI that went on to win an award at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.
8. Laura Sessa Romboli
An internationally renowned name in the interior design of superyachts Laura Sessa Romboli was responsible for the design of CRN’s 80m CHOPI CHOPI for which she won a ShowBoats Design Award for its interior. She also designed the interior of 52m superyacht LADY NAG NAG, one of the successful Amels Limited Edition and the only one on today’s market.