What is your favourite example of contemporary design?

It is the elegance, balance and simplicity in the Maserati Quattroporte by Pininfarina that explain the meaning of a timeless design.

And something cultural which inspires you?

Frank Lloyd Wright, whose buildings were in harmony with humanity and its environment. He influenced my becoming an architect.

Which locations inspire you?

I am always enchanted by the chromatic continuity and formal discontinuity of the Monument Valley in Arizona. I often refer to these ‘golden rules’ in my design choices.

Which yacht from your own portfolio are you most proud of?

Each boat is important, because into each one I put part of my life. The most important and best project will be always the next one.