Case Studies, Featured Articles

Case Study: Precious Stone Surfaces Set Sail

Antolini's rare and precious White Onyx has been selected by Dante O. Benini & Partners for the new Perini Navi sailing yacht.

Three international signatures for a yacht design project that leaves its mark: Antolini teamed up with architecture firm Dante O. Benini & Partners in establishing the interior design for S/Y Seven, the third project dedicated to 60-meter yachts from Perini Navi, a well-known player in the design and construction of luxury sailing and motor yachts.

The interiors of the 197-foot yacht with five staterooms and six crew cabins feature a selection of fine materials including White Onyx, part of Antolini’s Natural Stone Collection. In detail, Onyx is a natural stone with a crystalline structure, defined by its light, delicate veinings, and by particular inherent luminosity.

The perimeter border of the parquet and other details as the edge of seatings have been enriched by inserts in luminous White Onyx by Antolini. ©BeppeRaso

In this case, its translucency has been further enhanced using backlighting systems to give the natural stone a dual function: to be a striking cladding and a component of the lighting design project.

In particular, Dante O. Benini planned the use of White Onyx in different areas of the yacht: as the main wall and floor covering for the bathrooms and as a styling idea for some details, tailored to impact the whole atmosphere of the yacht. It’s the case of the faucet base, the edge for the seating, the perimeter border for the parquet, and the White Onyx jewels encased in the walls.

Designers from Dante O. Benini & Partners have chosen White Onyx by Antolini also for furniture design details, such as the bar cabinet, where the onyx is also enriched by a backlighting system. ©BeppeRaso

But more than that: in fact, White Onyx has also been used for the creation of custom-made furniture, including the one for the bar area. In this case, White Onyx with Lux finish has been selected and it has been a winning choice: it gives an even brighter and eye-catching rendering.

At the launching of the yacht, satisfaction is transversal among the involved pros, as confirmed by the enthusiasm of architect Dante O. Benini referring to the role of White Onyx: “The natural stone, masterfully selected and applied by Antolini, with a truly complex workmanship, highlighted how much nature is capable of expressing itself when guided by masters who have dedicated their lives toward being so.”

An overview of the S/Y Seven yacht by Perini Navi, designed by Dante O. Benini & Partners using the best materials, among which Antolini’s White Onyx stands out. ©BeppeRaso

The partnership between the three players in the project — Antolini, Perini Navi, and Dante O. Benini & Partners — has thus led to the creation of a design capable of combining technological innovation with craftsmanship, to offer a high-end, welcoming and avant-garde yacht.

About Anotlini
Innovation, variety, vision, and quality are four expressions defining, today, the identity of Antolini, an Italian company dedicated – since 66 years ago – to the production of natural stone slabs. The choice of words describing the company comes from its numbers: today Antolini offers more than 1300 different types of stones, divided into 14 collections producing 4,500 square meters of slabs a day, reaching one million a year. Operative in 182 countries, Antolini has production centers in Brazil and India, as well as management centers and showrooms distributed throughout the world and all reporting to the Italian headquarters. Its history dates back a long way: founded in 1956 in Verona — in northeastern Italy — by Luigi Antolini, the company is now run by the new generations who carry on its historical values, maintaining the quality of Made in Italy with a spirit aimed at the constant search for technological progress and evolution in terms of design and production.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *