With a few notable exceptions, cars tend to be bilaterally symmetrical, it's been that way almost since the first car rolled off the production line, and since 1978 ITP Group have been helping automotive design studios worldwide achieve these principles. Car designs that even attempt to play with this accepted bilateral symmetry notion tend to make it no further than the concept stage.
They say that symmetry has been scientifically proven to be inherently attractive to the human eye. It has been defined not with proportions, but rather with similarity between the left and right sides, but does applying these principals to boat or car design make the designs irresistible? To coin yet another well known phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the SEYD Megayacht concept design, I think you will agree that this looks more than pleasing to the eye. I wait to see if the automotive design and styling industry can make such a break away from bi-lateral symmetry with such aplomb as SEYD.
Written by Dick Turpin, Managing Director of ITP Group Ltd
The spacious, balanced and symmetrical concept is a showcase of the future of yacht design to come. “The yacht’s layout is created by symmetrically building up from the center, instead of using the traditional linear setup,” describes designer Sander Sinot of SEYD. “Functions on the decks are organized around the central void with an intuitive logic. The symmetrical shape of the hull allows for a bi-directional course at sea, tight maneuvers and pivoting, ensuring comfortable tender transfers on the lee side of the lower deck’s mid-ship beach lounge. It was our aim to create a synergetic balance of functionality, beauty, engineering, and design. Read more at: http://www.beautifullife.info/automotive-design/bi-directional-symmetry-luxury-yacht-concept/