2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
French designer Philippe Starck needs no introduction. His activities range from apartment design to consumer goods. It was rumored that he would design one of the flagship Apple Store. The 63-year-old Frenchman's most famous creation is the design of Steve Jobs's yacht, which is now owned by the family of the late Apple founder.
According to trusted sources, recently an 80-meter mega-yacht called "Venus" (in honor of the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory), was detained in Amsterdam due to unpaid Philippe Starck 3 million euros …
The originally announced value of the yacht was about 150 million euros, or 198 million dollars. Stark's remuneration for the execution of his design work was supposed to be six percent of the total, that is, nine million euros, or approximately $ 12 million.
But the problem is this, the family of the late Apple founder insists that the yacht's actual value is 105 million euros ($ 138.7 million), including design and construction. Thus, "hinting" to Stark that his 6 percent is not at all 12 million dollars, but only 8!
According to Dutch media, the construction of the vessel was completed more than a year after Steve's death. As expected, the yacht became the epitome of high-tech technology. But what to say, if all control of the ship is carried out using Mac computers.
According to Reuters, the yacht was confiscated Wednesday night for debt. The lawyer representing the interests of Philippe Starck told the details of the incident:
Since December 8, the yacht has been at the docks and awaits the resolution of this conflict.
The Venus launch ceremony was attended by widow Lauryn Jobs with her three children. Each team member involved in the design or construction of the vessel received a thank you letter plus an iPod Shuffle with the vessel's name engraved on the back of the device.
Walter Isaacson referred to the yacht in his biography of Steve Jobs, calling it “sleek and minimalist,” like most Apple products.
Steve Jobs in Isaacson's book expressed the idea that time might not be on his side.
Unfortunately, Steve never got the project finished …
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The 78-meter vessel with a non-standard appearance has recently been noticed in different parts of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Designed according to Steve Jobs' ideas, Venus is once again sailing the seas and generating controversial rumors
The Venus, the family yacht of the ingenious inventor Steve Jobs, arrived this week at the port of Brindisi in Italy, one of the best travel havens on the Adriatic coast. In addition to wide opportunities for a beach holiday, Brindisi is a place where people go to taste the best Italian wines
Steve Jobs' yacht recently docked in one of the Californian cities, namely in the city of Ensenada. No family members of the founder of Apple were found on board, and port officials have no information about the current owner of the vessel.According to the information resource ShipSpotting
The financial dispute with the designer Philippe Starck has been resolved, and now the yacht, made for Steve Jobs, can now safely leave the dock in the Netherlands. A lawyer representing the Jobs family told the French newspaper Le Monde that a consensus had been reached between him and Phillip Stark's lawyer