Active in Milan since 2004, the studio was created by three young partners: Antonio Romano, Enrico Lumini and Michele Dragoni. Coming from, respectively, design, architecture and automotive design, this dynamic partnership promptly put itself to the test, developing projects that stand out for their painstaking formal research and sober and elegant styling and benefit the well known naval shipyards and refined owners who are accompanied and advised throughout the entire design and construction process of their yacht.
The studio has received many international awards, including several ShowBoats Design and World Superyacht awards, in addition to the Finest Interior and MYD awards, and can boast of consolidated relationships with both Italian and foreign shipyards that work from the studio’s interior and exterior designs on both custom and series produced yachts. Prominent among these brands are Arcadia, Baglietto, Bilgin, Columbus, Fincantieri, Heesen, Hylas, Ice, Icon, Mondomarine, Moonen, Nobiskrug, Oceanco, Otam, Perini Navi, RMK Marine, Sarp, Turquoise and VSY.
In little more than a decade, the design studio has emerged at the front of a very complex and competitive sector, giving life to the shared objective of the partnership: to work for clients who are proud to own a Hot Lab designed product. Their lead came about not only from hard work, but also in virtue of the dual soul symbolized in the two words that compose the studio’s name: passionate about everything that pertains to client relations and the more romantic aspect of a job that always begins with a pencil and a blank sheet of paper; experimental and technological about the use of advanced software for everything down to the smallest detail.
Photos by Giovanni Malgarini