Zuretti Interior Design
François Zuretti, a trailblazer in the world of luxury yacht interior design, started his career in 1975 at Triad Condas, a Parisian company focused on architecture and interior design for Middle Eastern palaces. Over a decade later, he pivoted his career towards the yachting industry and founded Zuretti Interior Design in 1987. The firm has grown substantially since its inception, cementing its status as an industry leader with a team of nearly 50 employees, including Managing Director Sébastien Gey. They collaborate with high-profile shipyards such as Lurssen, Feadship, Royal Denship, and Oceanco, enhancing their worldwide reputation and impressive portfolio.
Zuretti Interior Design is deeply rooted in a philosophy that emphasizes meticulous attention to detail, believing that “there are no trifles in design.” The firm blends its Italian heritage with a modern flair to create elegant, luxurious spaces. The key specialization is custom-designed superyachts, but their skill set extends to private residences, apartments, and offices. The company keeps pace with industry changes and client preferences, demonstrated by its evolution from designing yachts with hidden interiors to now creating ones that have a seamless connection with the natural environment. Their newer designs often feature full-length windows and open balconies, providing a harmonious balance between the vessel’s interior and the sea. Sustainability is another growing concern; recent client discussions reveal a preference for materials sourced responsibly, from fabrics to marble.
Zuretti’s portfolio is punctuated by landmark projects that serve as testimonies to their design prowess. The firm has won numerous ShowBoats awards for their projects like Ambrosia II, Lady Lola, and Linda Lou. Beyond yachts, Zuretti’s reach has also extended to prestigious establishments like La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech. Notably, their designs are not just limited to projects with unlimited budgets and grand scales. With the advent of advanced technology and materials, François Zuretti sees a future where smaller yachts may gain popularity, offering the same level of luxury but with a more intimate atmosphere. Whether catering to the most opulent tastes or meeting the demands for sustainability and intimacy, Zuretti Interior Design continues to set the standard in a continually evolving industry.