Takis Samartzis

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About Takis Samartzis

Takis Samartzis is a pioneer . His ideas are revolutionary and far beyond the ordinary . He is ahead of his time . He designs from bicycles , sports cars , sportboats, and anything can move to very hi speeds.He is a real "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" .He makes the trials himself of the products he designs and constructs.

  • Winner of Yacht Design Award.
  • Specialized in Yacht Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Yacht
Cosmic 39 12m Rigid Inflatable Boat

Cosmic 39 12m Rigid Inflatable Boat

Yacht Design


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Interview with Takis Samartzis

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I studied mechanical engineering and the design was very interesting. Since childhood, I have been a step in the design of cars and boats, and that has led me to deal with the design of fast and luxurious pleasure boats with a special aesthetic
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Our company TROPIDA designs and manufactures its products. Its goal is products of high performance and functionality combined with luxurious comfort and excellent quality of construction. Its vision is to contribute to the protection of the environment through the research and application of electrification as a main propellant but also as a hybrid application
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
The most recent and favorite design is COSMIC39 the 12m rib.COSMIC 39 is an evolution among the R.I.B shipyarding.Not only the hull design and costruction , but also the design and the implementation of the deck. I wanted to combine speed with comfort , appealling both the speeders as well as the luxury lovers .
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
The first thing i designed was a 10m rib (20 years ago) , which it turn to be one of the best globaly
What makes a design successful?
A successful project must combine functionality, harmonious aesthetics by eyecaching attention and being able to get into the practical living
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
My aesthetic and if the design find the practical goal which was design for
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Create beautiful and functional products that will not turn into garbage
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
My last exhibition was in 18 EAST MED YACHT SHOW in ATHENS. The next it will be at DUSSELDORF BOOT at 2020
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
From the nature's movement observation . The wisdom of mother nature is the only think that inspires me
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
A good designer must have pioneering ideas and been able to harmonize these proposals with the purposes for which he has to work for
Can you talk a little about your design process?
I use a platform that puts the data and I try to harmonize the aesthetics without omitting these data
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
A painting from a Greek famous painter,( MYTARAS) A vintage Jukebox (from 1940), Some plates with Dali paintings, a miniature wooden sculpture of a sailing boat from my grandfather
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
Negative is that you are volnarable of coping your work Positive is that you are connected to the inner child thus you are creative
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
Simple pencils, rubbers,rullers,sheets of paper. At the next stage i use rhino software,and my desktop
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
My new project is a new 10 m r.i.b with new innovative characteristics

Extended Interview with Takis Samartzis

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I studied mechanical engineering and the design was very interesting. Since childhood, I have been a step in the design of cars and boats, and that has led me to deal with the design of fast and luxurious pleasure boats with a special aesthetic
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
My love and passion for motor sports and boats motivates me and the fact that what everything i saw was not covered by my aesthetic criteria
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
To dare to observe and evaluate the natural harmony around them and have free spirit
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
A good designer makes sense on the practical side, the great designer combines the practical side with the harmonious and bold aesthetics
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
A successful project must combine functionality, harmonious aesthetics by eyecaching attention and being able to get into the practical living
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Because they want to have a beautiful and good product that make their world easier
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
All projects are my kids and i cant tell which one is best. Cosmic39 is my favorite
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
If they can understand the natural harmony and integrate their designs into it
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
Μy suspension to materialize and to present objects of particular aesthetics
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
Two are the next projects. A very special r.i. boat at 33 feet, and a radical sports luxury boat at 20 m
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
They expect to receive beautiful and distinct aesthetic products, which however include all the usability they require
How does design help create a better society?
Design strikes the world, and when we live in a beautiful world this aesthetic passes through our soul
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
I work in an r.i.b10 meter and exhorts me that without losing any of its aesthetics and character it must offer that even the greatest
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
a 10-meter inflatable boat which had been ranked among the world's 5 best
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
I would like to produce new shapes and views and not to reproduce the old ones
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
the design should not be characterized by colors but by shapes and be beautiful with any color
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
Τhe design is an individual expression. Can not be shared .Only on objects made up of many pieces and there is a collaboration between the designers
How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
watching the entire animal and marine kingdom and challengingly projects
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
My favorite place is Greece, my favorite color is blue, I love greek food and I prefer the summer
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
when I feel that the day that comes with brings me closer to my goals
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
the planet will move with nuclear fusion and hydrogen. There will be total liberty or downfall

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