Finally, a blog post my husband and I both find interesting. The yacht that Steve Jobs and Philippe Starck collaborated on for 6 years, is finally finished and unveiled in a shipyard in North Holland. The ship is called Venus, and is designed with a distinctly Apple aesthetic. Its sleek and minimal, the hull is made completely of aluminum, which makes it light and agile. The bow is wrapped in structurally reinforced glass.
As reported in his biography, Steve worked on the project until his death and had his chief Apple Store engineer design a special glass that could be used as structural support. As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high.
A row of 27-inch iMacs control the ship.
It’s a gorgeous ship that has all the elegance and sleekness and function meets form-edness that SJ would have expected. Wow.
Photos and info Via Cult of Mac, and One More Thing.