In the designer’s job there are some basic rules that define the product you want to realize and, if there are no constrains, we design with these rules in mind, sometimes even overcoming them. Designing a new console is a team effort that involves not only our designers but also the shipyard and the design center that takes care of the Yacht design.
Sometimes it happens that the shipyard, the customer’s designer or the production itself (rarely) define constraints and that our design center must take steps backwards, limiting what could be the result in terms of innovation, strength and balance.
Fortunately, these are exceptional events.
It was not so for our concept “WAC Solo” that innovates in terms of ergonomics, design and technology and prefigures the solutions of the integrated control bridges that will be adopted in future productions.
It tooks eight months to give life to our “WAC Solo” which was shown for the first time at MYS 2017.
This concept is a refined product of design and engineering that, for its design, involved interior and exterior designers whose pencils were inspired by the automotive world.
At the beginning it bounced like ping-pong balls between a design that privileged the ostentation of technology and a minimalist one, then we found the convergence between these two philosophies and, without any technical constraints, we designed the lines of the most attractive integrated console ever, the WAC Solo.
The result of this work is a walk around console for single operator, with minimalistic crystal dashboard and a futuristic cockpit that with its essential lines delimits the shape of our glass band, an infinite display that visualizes the navigation parameters.
The other characteristic elements are the navigation controls (rudder and throttle levers) and the stands of the monitors that extrude from the structure and invisibly support the high definition screens.
The lightness shape and the materials are combined with a system of ambient lights that is harmonized with the integrated console and the glass band.
In this way, the WAC Solo, is placed at the center of the wheel house as an important visual presence but, at the same time, able to blend with the surrounding environment.
The beauty of a concept is that the ideas from which it originates are often developed without any technical constraints, the beauty of WAC Solo is that its realization has not taken any step behind what was imagined by its designers.