Panthalassa was today awarded the Prix du Design at the Monaco Yacht Show, during a ceremony on board the yacht, attended by His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Foster + Partners designed the interiors of the 56-metre sailing yacht, which blend the light-filled interior spaces with the superstructure the aluminium hull is complemented by a palette of simple natural materials, such as teak and leather, to create a sense of discreet luxury.
David Summerfield, a senior partner and design director at Foster + Partners, said:
I am delighted that Panthalassa has been honoured with this prestigious award. It was very much a collaborative process, with interiors designed by Foster + Partners, and drawing on the experience of naval architect, Ron Holland; boatyard, Perini Navi; and lighting consultant, Aqualuce, as well as many more talented teams. The resulting yacht is filled with daylight and provides a variety of spaces to work or to relax it offers the ultimate luxury of choice.