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Gianni Zuccon, ambassador for Italian Excellence in the world

Gianni Zuccon has been chosen by Altagamma, with other famous personalities, to represent Italian excellence and become an honorary partner. The award ceremony was held in a dream setting usually reserved for institutional events.

25 November 2017

On November 22, Gianni Zuccon was welcomed onto the Altagamma Honorary Council as Ambassador for Italian Excellence in the world, joining a prestigious list of talented people who work in diverse areas of culture, art, design and politics, and contribute each in their own way to promoting the best global image for Italy.

The ceremony was held in Rome, with Italian Minister Angelino Alfano in attendance, in the magnificent Villa Madama on the slopes of Monte Mario hill, which was designed based on an architectural idea by Raffaello. This exclusive and exquisitely beautiful venue is generally used by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to host institutional events and only rarely is permission granted for its use by private individuals and organisations.

The architect and founding partner of Zuccon International Project was chosen for his valuable and passionate design work, as well as for his celebrated innovations in the world of yachting. A fundamental and highly appreciated contribution made by Zuccon is the role he gave to light and close contact with the sea. By swapping the roles traditionally played by interiors and exteriors, he gave a boost to the outdoor areas, creating yacht designs in which settings literally flooded with light carry on a conversation with the sea, thanks in part to the massive use of spectacular glass surfaces.

The other personalities chosen this year to represent our country’s sense of beauty and excellence have backgrounds in various sectors but all share the same great devotion to their work: Carlo Cracco, Claudio Costamagna, Eleonora Abbagnato, Francesco Cerea, Fulvio Pierangelini, Piero Bassetti and Michele Mauri.

Zuccon International Project. Founded in Rome by architect Gianni Zuccon and his wife Paola Galeazzi, Zuccon International Project is an architecture and industrial design studio that stands out for its multidisciplinary approach. Active in a variety of fields, including office architecture, Zuccon International Project is considered one of the world’s most authoritative nautical design studios. Currently works with three of the Ferretti Group’s seven brands. In 2013 the studio launched a new brand, Zuccon SuperYacht Design (ZSYD), concerned exclusively with superyacht design and research. The new division is led by the new generation in the family: Bernardo e Martina Zuccon.